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Cafe Sante

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Italian, French, Belgian, European
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1 Water St, Ste 100, Boyne City, MI 49712-1811
231-582-8800
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 15
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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
Date night delight!

My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to a special night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We tried Cafe Sante based on reviews we'd read and heard and were not disappointed. The food and service were great. The bayside sunset view we had (seated in the covered patio section) made the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to a special night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We tried Cafe Sante based on reviews we'd read and heard and were not disappointed. The food and service were great. The bayside sunset view we had (seated in the covered patio section) made the evening even more special.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We went for breakfast and my wife thoroughly enjoyed her pancakes. My eggs benedict had little flavor or character, and the bland potatoes next to them didn't help. The patio was very nice and our server, although a little slow, was extremely helpful and friendly. A $50 breakfast better be memorable and it was in many ways, just not entirely.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have always had a great experience at Cafe Sante. My husband, four kids and I ate here most recently on a Sunday evening and once again it was excellent. Other restaurants have good food but the atmosphere, location and consistently gracious service in addition to the delicious food makes this the top spot in the entire Petoskey area. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We've been going to Cafe Sante for years, and I have been remiss in posting a review of this wonderful and very consistent dining establishment. The food is fantastic, the service highly professional and personal, and the value is exceptional. I started with a roasted pepper and house-made Italian sausage pizza, which without exaggeration, was one of the best pizzas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Don't miss this place. A great outdoor patio and also great for larger family functions. The staff is always friendly and the food is great.

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We enjoyed a nice lunch at Cafe Sante. The view is amazing next to the lake. Unfortunately, it was quite breezy and chilly the day we were there so we chose to dine inside. We started with the mussels which were excellent. There is a great beer selection and if you can't choose, just get the sampler. The smoked beef... More 

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Onekama, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We found this delightful waterfront restaurant on a recent road trip. All four of us ordered different items from the breakfast menu. All were delicious. We were delighted that we could eat outside and watch the waterfront. Good service with a smile and good suggestions.

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Charleston, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I could go on and on so I will simply say-do not miss this restaurant, especially for breakfast! You will have a long wait for a table outside, so plan to eat indoors and enjoy the view form the large windows. Enjoy!

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Garden City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

While visitng our family and friends who were camping at Young State Park, it was now going on 7:30 p.m. and my wife and I were getting a bit hungry. So, my son recommended trying the Cafe Sante for dinner. So off we drove into Boyne and found the restaurant. The place was very busy and we had to wait... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Service was awful. Ordered tea and never got it. Hash was over cooked, eggs were fried, not poached and were hard. Took 15 minutes after being seated before hostess checked and discovered we hadn't been taken care of. Not going back. There for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Water St, Ste 100, Boyne City, MI 49712-1811
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Boyne City
  • Phone Number: 231-582-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Belgian, European

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