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Food Dance Cafe

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401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Pitcher St.)
(269) 382-1888
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and...
For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and sustainable local food system. We support artisans who practice craft food processes that have been around for generations-growing, raising, preserving, curing, aging, pickling, butchering and more. For Food Dance, it's about the connection with the people and places their food comes from-authentic people and authentic food that's true to its source. Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner-guests are served the freshest menu items in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. We offer private dining space for celebrations or larger groups as well as catering and delivery. We host cooking classes and special dinners throughout the year - aimed to introduce guests to new elements of the culinary and agricultural worlds. Our on-site market offers amazing ingredients sourced from their family of purveyors-from sustainable, humanely raised meats, sausages and artisan cheeses to fresh baked bread, pastries and savory baked goods.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Breakfast Only Sundays

I like the idea of a breakfast-only menu on Sundays, unfortunately my husband didn't lol. Although it looked full from the entrance, we did not have to wait and was seated right away. The mimosas were delicious and my husband had latte which was good and tasty. I had quiche which was lovely. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
vv0280
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kalamazoo, Mi
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Farm-to-table is its mantra, but doesn't make the grade when flavor and value are factored in. An Ann Arbor wannabe. I find many of their recipes odd and lacking flavor. I am always shocked to find a wait for a table, and don't understand why anyone would do so -- maybe first timers there? Bottom line: it's expensive, pretentious and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I like the idea of a breakfast-only menu on Sundays, unfortunately my husband didn't lol. Although it looked full from the entrance, we did not have to wait and was seated right away. The mimosas were delicious and my husband had latte which was good and tasty. I had quiche which was lovely. My husband had biscuits and gravy which... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you come and you're told there's a wait, wait and peek around the shop. The food is worth it and the shop has a bunch of cool stuff/food. The staff here are really nice and friendly, and the service is fast. The food is delicious and the portions are huge. I got the chicken pot pie, and I could... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Met some friends from Kalamazoo at Food Dance for breakfast. There was a wait, but that is to be expected when the food is good. Our waiter was friendly and fairly prompt with refilling our drinks. I must say that my corned beef hash was the best I have ever had. Large chunks of real corned beef and a nice... More 

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Baltimore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food is very fresh and the restaurant is very popular. We had to park about two blocks away during lunch time. Soup and entrees are very good, desserts are not to be missed.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ate here during Restaurant Week in January and were pleased. The food choices are fun as this place loves to play with what can be done with food ingredients. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The only thing is that the red wine was warm. They are working to change how it is stored to manage this situation.

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paw paw
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very small portion Way overpriced. Slow service. We will probably never return..........................................

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch. Daughter said her sandwich was very good. I had the fish soup of the day- just ok. The deserts are very good. We weren't in hurry but if you needed to be somewhere-service was a little slow. Our waitress asked same questions 3-4 times😳 I would like to try breakfast and dinner. Parking lot is small, we... More 

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Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Fresh, organic, creative and spendy. This is a great place to have a some good, clean - often organic, eats; but be prepared to dig little deeper to cover the tab. This is my go-to place if I'm looking to splurge and impress some out-of-town guests. Often people are surprised to see a restaurant like this in Kalamazoo. You may... More 

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Marshall, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A visit at lunch time on Saturday proved to be one worth the wait. It was a busy Saturday for the time of day, but we waited our 25 minutes and we were glad we did. You really can't go wrong here. The burgers, yes two of ordered them, one regular, one with blue cheese. Oh, how good! The crab... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
    (Pitcher St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: (269) 382-1888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and sustainable local food system. We support artisans who practice craft food processes that have been around for generations-growing, raising, preserving, curing, aging, pickling, butchering and more. For Food Dance, it's about the connection with the people and places their food comes from-authentic people and authentic food that's true to its source. Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner-guests are served the freshest menu items in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. We offer private dining space for celebrations or larger groups as well as catering and delivery. We host cooking classes and special dinners throughout the year - aimed to introduce guests to new elements of the culinary and agricultural worlds. Our on-site market offers amazing ingredients sourced from their family of purveyors-from sustainable, humanely raised meats, sausages and artisan cheeses to fresh baked bread, pastries and savory baked goods.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?