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246 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2115
+1 585-394-2065
06:30 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Tue 06:30 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 06:30 - 17:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Seneca Falls, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dalai Java roasts all of their own beans, and these guys know what they are doing! Each different type of coffee has a distinct character, and all of them are awesome! This is the only place that I buy my coffee beans from. The service at the counter is always friendly and knowledgeable, and now that their new space is... More 

Thank Beernerdsunite
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I was visiting from Rochester and went there based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. The young man there was courteous and proficient. He recommended spicy mocha latte which was excellent. I'll definitely go back next time. The store is moving soon "down the street."

1 Thank Chen D
Edwardsville, Illinois
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255 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our spiced pumpkin and almond joy lattes. The barista was very kind and offered suggestions for activities in the area. Unfortunately, seating is extremely limited to 2 small tables.

1 Thank scirls
Louisville, Kentucky
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I like to support local whenever I can. This place has good and strong brews. A bit hard to find, as it sets off the street just a bit. I recommend for those who like a slow pour or are coffee snobs.

1 Thank kelly s
North Carolina
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Most places don't cold brew their iced coffee. I found this place by dumb luck and was so delighted. This was the only thing I ordered, but they had a full coffee menu and some baked goods. If you're into coffee, I would check this place out.

1 Thank Noel78
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely coffee in Canandaigua. I don't bother with Starbucks, so we had been missing espresso for a few days. Good coffee is very difficult to find in this area! Dalai Java is a cute little spot! I had an iced latte with almond or something... It was very tasty, with nice bold espresso, creamy but not too sweet. My love... More 

2 Thank Bluestar8
Middlesex, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

The Dalai Java coffee is simply the best coffee around! I recommend this coffee shop to anyone planning a trip to Canandaigua. Great coffee, great service, nice people and great prices.

1 Thank Angela B
Canandaigua, New York
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

This is one of the easier places to miss in town because it sits back off of Main Street, but it would be a mistake to not stop in. This is a small privately owned coffee shop that does coffee right. They purchase local products, and they make all of their consumables in house. We get something new every time... More 

2 Thank braves19
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

No, seriously, it's the best coffee in upstate New York. I can't say enough good about Dalai Java, their baristas, and the sustainable practices in which they take part. I travel all over the country for work, and haven't been able to find iced coffee that comes anywhere near the flavor profile and quality of Dalai Java. They roast in... More 

1 Thank Brittany C
Toronto, ON
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped in while in town for a few days. Great coffee (shame it is so far from our hotel!). Bought some ground coffee as we'll and looking forward to getting home and trying it. Fair trade, small batch, roasted and ground onsite. Wonderful staff. Highly recommended- we will be by every day while we are here!

1 Thank twokidsonecat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2115
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-2065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?