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315 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 20
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Specialty Coffees and Teas

This is not only a great place to visit for an espresso or cup of Joe, but it is a great place to shop for gifts. We bought family members teas, coffee, mugs, etc. Lots of little handmade mugs and other art/knick-knacks to take home. The food is fresh and loaded with flavors. Staff is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
CRoesler
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is not only a great place to visit for an espresso or cup of Joe, but it is a great place to shop for gifts. We bought family members teas, coffee, mugs, etc. Lots of little handmade mugs and other art/knick-knacks to take home. The food is fresh and loaded with flavors. Staff is always friendly. A nice change... More 

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Armada, Michigan, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The coffee was okay - but 10.00 for 2 coffees? (Which i might add is not listed on the signs) It costs less to Starbucks it.

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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175 reviews 175 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This review is for the new Water Street Coffee Joint off of Shaver Rd. and Center. Went here for a quick snack, got the vanilla cranberry cupcake and cranberry mango smoothie. Both are made with fresh ingredients. The smoothie is so good! The cupcake is full of cranberries so fresh. Yum. Will be going here alot this summer.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I used to like Water Street and would arrange meetings out of the office there when I could. But at some point, it became expensive -- especially the food. The baristas either overfill the mugs so that it's impossible not to spill some on the way to a table or, if you give them a travel mug, guess at the... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Water Street roasts their own beans, blends their own teas and creates their menu items in the nearby commissary, making their offering all very fresh and delicious. Service is very quick and friendly and seating inside and out offer a high energy space to chill with friends or your favorite book. Food items are on the lighter side and vary... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A very interesting and enjoyable little coffee shop. Beats any Starbucks in the country in my opinion and I have stopped into many in the U.S. Three or four other "Satellite" Joints in town and all with great coffees and service. "Interesting" patrons and "interesting" foods as well as great coffee drinks.

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Portage, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place has coffee, deserts and more. I love the spinach feta pie warmed up. Chai tea is great. Coffee is always good. They always have a choice between light, dark or decaf. I wish they would have organic milk for coffee. I have suggested that a few times. Many tasty desserts! Try the peanut butter and chocolate bar. It... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a local coffee roaster with homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner items available for eat-in or take out. I ALWAYS stop here when I am in Kalamazoo. And I always bring home several bags of their fresh roasted coffee beans.

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Holland, MI
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185 reviews 185 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

After a long bike ride, I stopped in here for a smoothie. First of all, I love the vibe of the place and will have to try their coffee products. I found my smoothie to be not very smooth but very zesty and tart, which may appeal to some, but I found it too much so. As it was a... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Water Street is locally owned, so their coffee is pretty good. Better than the chains like Starbucks and Bigby.. Their drinks taste great and probably the closest thing to high end coffee that we have had in Kalamazoo. They always have great service though! The only thing that I think could be better is if they didn't have so much... More 

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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
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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