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123 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-769-2331
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • 18
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Favorite Downtown Cafe--Over and Over Again

Sweetwater's is just special--more than just a coffee house, they have many teas and special drinks as well. This particular location (there are now several about town) is so comfortable, with afternoon sunshine coming through the windows on Ashley street, comfortable seating, and a recently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
EandMMichigan
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Michigan
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Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Sweetwater's is just special--more than just a coffee house, they have many teas and special drinks as well. This particular location (there are now several about town) is so comfortable, with afternoon sunshine coming through the windows on Ashley street, comfortable seating, and a recently renovated bar and interior decor. There is always the atmosphere of just being able to... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Their Napali Brew is so wonderful. I grab it 3~4 times every week even in winter. It boost up my heart and mind. Recently they open their 4th cafe around State st. I'll stop by there soon.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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131 reviews 131 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I visited the 604 E Liberty location for a break during the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fairs. They offer great coffee in a clean and comfortable environment.

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New York City, New York
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489 reviews 489 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My wife prefers Sweetwaters She says the coffee is better than Starbucks and so is the Danish, but Starbuck's puts the tops on the cups and has stoppers. If you want the "Un-Starbuck's" Sweetwaters has many locations

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Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I absolutely love going to sweetwaters cafe when I am in downtown Annarbor. I just recently started buying their ground coffee to take home as well. You can not go wrong with their coffee or any of their bake goods. I have had cakes, scones, and muffins and I love them all. The staff is also really helpful and friendly... More 

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Southgate, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I was drawn here as this was voted Ann Arbor's best coffee by channel four news and noticed they had a very small simple menu, but with flavors that were not found in any chain coffee location. The baristas were nice and made suggestions based on my likes and then crafted my coffee with such care that a little heart... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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117 reviews 117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Whether you are traveling in Ann Arbor, traveling through Ann Arbor or living in Ann Arbor, Sweetwaters cafe is a good place to stop by, have a cup of coffee with a cake, relax, catch up with stuff on the internet using their free wifi and / or just look back at the past events of the day. This place... More 

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Buenos Aires
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Every time we went out for lunch in any downtown restaurant in Ann Arbor, we decided to drink our coffee afterwards in Sweetwater and never had to regret. All their selections are well prepared, good, strong coffee and several of their cakes and sweets are also a good choice to finish a midday meal. I did not rate food, because... More 

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Pemberville, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I personally make an effort to visit this coffee shop each time I visit Ann Arbor, Michigan. This lovely coffee shop has everything one would expect from a coffee shop--coffee, French Press, espresso, cake, cookies, etc. In addition to this, Sweetwater has seating that accommodates seating for group; there is also seating for individuals wishing to do some work on... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I often visit the Sweetwater's Cafe on Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor. It's the best cafe by far on the north side of town. It large--lots of tables for computer geeks as well as comfy chairs around a fireplace--and cozy at the same time. The staff is always courteous and friendly. It's not cheap (over $8 for cup of tea... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-769-2331
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?