Published on September 21, 2018

"My favourite place to visit in this area"

Poor Michaels draws you in like a magnet. It's a great place to have a light lunch or coffee, browse the eclectic variety of wares, and their book selection is absolutely amazing for readers. It just has that warmth that keeps saying 'come back again'.

Published on August 6, 2018

"Books, drinks and snacks"

We always visit Poor Michael's. The owners are very friendly and helpful. There are lost of used books on every subject and the coffee and other drinks and snacks are excellent.

Published on September 22, 2017

"Great spot for a beer, a book, or a coffee."

We were visiting Riding Mountain Park just down the street and found this gem of a place. It is technically a used book store but have lots of wonderful items and art from around the world. They also serve drinks coffee and great food. They also have a collection of collectors books and magazines for the person looking to add to their collection. Many locals here so you know its one of the best spots in town. We will be back!

Published on September 13, 2017

"Funky place with great coffee and an ecletic vibe!"

Cool place that has books, buys books, plus great coffee and desert. They have limited alcoholic beverages as well.They have concerts in the summer time that are worth attending. The staff and owners are always so pleasant. Take some time and go to chill!

Published on August 14, 2017

"Worth a detour!"

Poor Michaels is a point of interest everyone should stop at! Green, sustainable, and fair trade. The front is a quaint bookshop blast from the past, filled floor to ceiling with gems that make you want to get back into reading. At the back is the cutest eatery & coffee shop! They make a mean Iced London Fog despite it not being on the menu. ;) At the back and also upstairs, are all sorts of Manitoba artists' works, pottery, handmade cards, prints, and photographs. They have a beautiful selection of Ghanaian woven baskets, Mexican hammocks, and other interesting global finds!!

Published on August 8, 2017

"A must go -- must see!!"

Try the house special -- a veggie burger and glass of wine for $10! great coffee too! Then shop to your heart's content with some of Nepal's finest import wares, locally crafted art, pottery, hand-turned bowls and more. Check out an impressive collection of used books, magazines, even vinyl. Murray and Lei Anne and staff throw in some of the best hospitality around with the occasional outdoor concert to boot! Don 't pass this one up!!

Published on August 6, 2017

"Cultural hub of Onanole"

This place is great for freshly ground coffees. Also, one of the best bookstores in the province with knowledgeable staff. Summer weekend evenings there is sometime entertainment. Must place to visit when driving through to Riding Mountain National Park.

Published on July 19, 2017

"Great place to hang out"

Best coffee we found in the area. Stunning artwork for sale by primarily local artists. Reasonable prices on used books.

Published on July 18, 2017

"Great coffees and lots of books!!"

The coffee and atmosphere in this place is very homey and welcoming. You can spend hours browsing the shelves of books magazines and vinyl!! They use and sell organic products and their coffee choices are excellent!

Published on June 12, 2017

"Eclectically wonderful..."

As cottagers in the Onanole/Wasagaming area, we always enjoy stopping by Poor Michaels for coffee, wine, snacks, a good book and the feel good atmosphere. Owners/staff are very welcoming and genuine and the house concerts are a nice added touch; a 'Friendly Manitoba' gem!

Published on June 2, 2017

"Must See while at Clear Lake"

Poor Michael's is a wonderful place, much more than a used book store. Many interesting craft items, both local & Asian import. The coffee is superb!

Published on May 20, 2017

"Beautiful Gift Shop with a Lot of Variety"

This second bookstore has expanded into a beautiful well presented shop with goods from many countries as well as locally plus a drink and food bar.

Published on November 24, 2016

"" A Place to Relax ""

This is really not a Restaraunt , it is one of the most unique coffee, Book and craft shop in the province. Truly worth the visit , " a must", if you happen to be up in the Clear Lake area in the spring, summer or fall.

Published on October 17, 2016

"Huge colllection of books in very obscure little town"

As well as having many thousands of paperbacks of many genres, this place also has odd souvenirs (many of them from India), and an excellent cafe. It's hard to know who the clientele might be, but they are lucky to have a funky little gem like this

Published on October 4, 2016

"Awful customer service"

Don't bother going here if you want to be treated like a decent human. I was here with my dad and grandma and we were accused of taking pictures of the books even after we told him we were taking down a brief note about a family land location which falls under the 10% fair use in copyright law. Sorry we weren't snobby hipsters like you and trust me we won't be returning.

Published on September 14, 2016

"Cool place"

Coffee was great. Sat out in the courtyard. Lovely spot. Owners are super friendly as is the clientele. Lots of interesting stock. Variety galore.

Published on September 13, 2016

"Sit back and relax."

One of the best dark roast coffees I've had for a long time. Tasty, inexpensive treats and excellent, attentive service.

Published on September 6, 2016

"Giver yourself time..."

There is so much to look at in this store, and so many cool items and merchandise! If you're looking for something unique, this is the place to go! Wow! Anything from very unique clothing, to jewelry, knick-knacks, pottery and much more. There's also a little coffee place in there that makes wonderful iced chai's and cafe mochas (I'm assuming everything else is good too but that's all that I tried).

Published on August 25, 2016

"Funky, wonderful place"

Poor Michael's has divine coffee and simple treats. But its charm is in the vintage magazines and books, and funky gifts from various parts of the world. Love it.

Published on August 23, 2016

"A Wonderful Place to Stop Into!"

My husband and I love to stop here when we are passing through. We love to see the local artwork for sale and browsing through the old books and magazines of which we have purchased some. We always get some of their fabulous coffee and conversing with the girls behind the counter - always pleasant and friendly. Occasionally they have had some local entertainment. Nice outdoor sitting area too. Love the rustic look inside and out.

Published on July 06, 2017

What is this place?!? What a cool spot! Grab a coffee. But some books. Grab a snack. Check out gifts from local artists and random finds from Indonesia....