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Water Street Coffee Joint

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315 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Desserts

I'm not a coffee drinker myself, but they make excellent sweet or spicy (your choice) chai tea lattes. I'm also a big fan of their cocoa del sol hot chocolate. However, their cakes and desserts have never disappointed me. My favorite thus far was their chocolate buttermilk cake. Perfect ratio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
AnnetteMEP
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Have visited the Oakland Drive location several times so while returning home from the east side of the state decided to veer off I-94 to downtown and stop at Water Street to check out that location. What a mistake. Anyone travelling from I-94 into Kalamazoo from the east knows to expect a less than impressive trip, past junk yards, the... More 

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Thank GoToScotland
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I'm not a coffee drinker myself, but they make excellent sweet or spicy (your choice) chai tea lattes. I'm also a big fan of their cocoa del sol hot chocolate. However, their cakes and desserts have never disappointed me. My favorite thus far was their chocolate buttermilk cake. Perfect ratio of frosting to tender/moist cake. I just wish they had... More 

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Thank AnnetteMEP
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Coffee is good but they do not indicate size in ounces on the menu and being it was my first time, I was disappointed to learn that a "large" size iced coffee is served in a 16 oz hot cup.. So with the ice displacement, it's only a few sips of actual coffee... Back east --a "large" iced coffee is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This place is best when you can sit outside but inside is good too just limited seating. Great coffee, unique and yummy treats, GELATO and fresh lunch/dinner. True cafe style and they usually display local artists. If you're in Kzoo you should definitely stop in for a tasty coffee break or causal meal.

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Thank AnnaCPass
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Nice variety of coffees and teas. Quaint atmosphere and has a sitting/eating area with wi-fi. Friendly staff and reasonably priced.

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Thank Ddrw
Durham, North Carolina
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Love this place for a coffee, tea and snack. Good for doing a little work and having a conversation. Lots of quick options for a light meal as well. Service is friendly although I wish they would put London Fog on the ordering software as it's a bit pricey when created with all the separate add-ons.

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Thank peggiesfarm
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I'm currently in Thailand and waterstreet coffee was the first thing on my list for my dad to bring when he visited. Amazing coffee and a cute shop to hang out in. It'll be one of my first stops when I get back to Kalamazoo!

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Thank Allison H
Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Water Street is one of my favorite places for coffee in Kalamazoo. Nice outside eating area when the weather's good. Lots of art inside. Can get a little crowded. Deli selections are fantastic. Not cheap, but worth the price.

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Thank Christine M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I love this place! Great coffee and really cool downtown atmosphere. You will not be disappointed. Trust me! Mochas are GREAT!

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Thank budget_travel_fam
Macatawa, Michigan
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Welcome to Water Street Coffee Joint!!! Very romantic space for two! Great food and great coffee or tea! Love going here!!! Everyone hangs there with friends and family! Something for everyone here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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