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General Mercantile

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413 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
+1 406-442-6078
08:00 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite places to go in Helena. There's so much fun stuff to buy here and they make really good hot cocoa. This is a great place to buy a couple souvenirs or just hang out.

Thank thisismercedes
Helena, Montana
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

For over 20 years Ray , the owner, has been serving up ecclectic gifts, great coffe and interesting chatter. bring the kids to see the tree house and the fish pond. I took my children there 25 years ago and they bring their own children, now

Thank groupleader45212
Okotoks, Canada
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Consistent over the years and popular, plain and specialty coffees, and lots of unusual and interesting items on display

Thank mjhullah
Helena, Montana
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Unique coffee shop and mercantile. Unusual gift and souvenir items, great atmosphere. It's often crowded and they don't have air conditioning so during the summer it can be uncomfortable. But on a cooler day it's a great place to relax with a latte, muffin and friends.

Thank Jolene W
Fort Worth, Texas
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

They have lots of interesting stuff in this place. I wandered around quite awhile looking at it before I realized it was also a coffee shop. Coffee smelled great but it was too late in the afternoon for me to indulge. Worth your time to drop in and look at the stuff if you are in the area.

Thank RatTailGray
Helena, Montana, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This store has so many things in it that I think you could visit it multiple times before you get a look at everything. From post cards to gag gifts. "The Merc", as it's affectionately known by many, has something for everyone. In reality, the main reason you might drop in is for something to drink. They have iced drinks,... More 

Thank Jolley71717
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360 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This is a unique store/coffee shop! It has delicious coffee as well as teas. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We would definitely get coffee here again.

Thank Travelgirlslife
Langley, Washington
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A very fun store to while away some time, savoring great coffee and treats. Tables and cozy booths scattered among silly and serious merchandise. Lovely staff. Located on Last Chance Gulch road-the center of the "oldtown".

Thank rhysgithens
Billings, Montana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

What a great shop! They had a little of everything! And did anyone notice the hidden staircase for kids! We enjoyed a coffee just before purchasing a few gifts. We will be back!

Thank Terra K
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

A fun store to browse the multitude of unique gift items. Relax and have an enjoyable Tea or Coffee. Kids will enjoy all the various candies, many from our own childhood. Truelly a fun shop for the whole family.

Thank Bob F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-442-6078

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