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39 Baltimore St, Lead, SD 57754-1506
+1 605-722-4670
06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 06:00 - 16:00
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a snack and a cup of coffee. Great space with lots of seating. Coffee was wonderful as was the staff.

1 Thank fleishans
Woodbury, Minnesota
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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while passing through town in need of coffee and a lite breakfast---we were very pleased with the bagel and cream cheese selection as well as the coffee. We wished that we had more time to stop and eat so that we could enjoy the beautiful view. We'll be back again!

1 Thank Jen A
Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Coffee was excellent and flavorful. They are at a new location at the north end of town. The view off the deck is spectacular and the owner is extremely attentive to customers and detail. The breakfast panini was a tasty breakfast sandwich.

1 Thank JOmaha147
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We went here during or vacation to Lead. We couldn't find the new coffee shop on google maps, but it is right across from the Sanford Lab Visitor's Center. We stopped in for a mocha and enjoyed the view overlooking downtown.

1 Thank Chrissy L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Great coffee and coaching a nice relaxing atmosphere with great views of the open cut from the deck.☺

Thank John F
Spearfish, South Dakota
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312 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stopped at the new location on Lead's Main street right at closing time but our orders were taken and our drinks were made. Same good drinks! We looked around - the seating on the deck facing the Open Cut provides an awesome view. Inside the west facing window provide the same view but protected from the weather. The interior... More 

Thank SDCooks
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here first thing in the morning for some breakfast and coffee! I got a panini, which was sooo delicious! Then we got some caramel rolls which we all loved! An iced vanilla latte to top it off was an amazing start to the morning! Definitely a must if you're in Lead!

Thank Bethany B
Rapid City
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274 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Some friends knew about this shop, so we dropped in. I was pleasantly surprised....I really like a "family" coffee shop, as opposed to the "cookie-cutter" global chains. This is in the former category. Staff was very friendly and they made a great cup of coffee. If we hadn't had a big breakfast earlier, I would have loved to have tried... More 

Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Santa Barbara, California
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I only had a cappuccino, but I had one three days in a row, and Lotus Up was consistently good! The staff were all very friendly and helpful! There is a small amount of craft goods for sale, and the locals eating brwakfast seemed to be enjoying themselves. When I am next in the Black Hills, I know where I'll... More 

Thank Pinner5
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Only choice we found for excellent coffee/espresso in the Lead and Deadwood area. Not just pretty good for an out of the way small town, but excellent anywhere. As improbable as it may seem, they offer equally incredible bagels that arrive fresh form a bagel maker in Rapid City (which doesn't make sense either, but its true!). Chewy, perfect texture,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Baltimore St, Lead, SD 57754-1506
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Lead
  • Phone Number: +1 605-722-4670
Coffee house and deliver with a relaxing atmosphere. Dining, lounge areas,outside deck seating. Air-conditioning. extraordinary views

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