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Chef John's Bakery & Cafe

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110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
231-843-3327
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8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy coffee cake

I stopped by here to get something to take to a friends. I got a delicious coffee cake, buttery, flaky and chock full of walnuts. I just wish they had bigger go cups for coffee. If I lived in Ludington I'd be in here often!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
islandgirllil
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helena, mt
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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helena, mt
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I stopped by here to get something to take to a friends. I got a delicious coffee cake, buttery, flaky and chock full of walnuts. I just wish they had bigger go cups for coffee. If I lived in Ludington I'd be in here often!

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Angels Wings
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fresh bread and delicious sandwiches. Friend had a savory soup. We finished off with a yummy sweet treat, the turnovers are great.

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Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

They have the best egg dishes here and wonderful french toast - they make their own bread. We have had breakfast here many times while we are in Ludington. Not much to look at from the outside, but the friendly staff and great food certainly make up for it. Very cute on the inside. A little restaurant you won't want... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love their pancakes. They are the best tasting and more than I can eat. I always get to take at least one home for breakfast the next day.

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You feel like someone invited you over to their country home for breakfast; from the friendly service, good food, and decor. The menu was filled with fresh made breakfast items with unique twists. Will go gain this year when we are in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Having eggs roulade at chef johns is something I look forward to ALL YEAR and I make sure this happens every year when I return to visit! All the food here is delicious, fresh and special-I feel like I am at a European bakery! Excellent quality food!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really good soups and sandwiches. The service is excellent. Definitely going to give breakfast a try sometime soon. We will be recommending this place to family and friends.

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Coopersville, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We discovered this very nice, cozy eatery south of the main drag in Ludington. So many fresh, in-house creations from soups to baked goods. We just had a snack but saw many special items that we will try on our next visit.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am a consistent customer of Chef Johns and have probably had everything on the menu at least once. I recommend it to all my customers with no reservations. Even if you just stop by for a loaf of their fresh baked bread (and a jar of my jam) you will not be sorry. Grab something to go if they're... More 

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Ludington, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are looking for a unique and eclectic place for lunch with fresh baked breads, homemade soups and flavorful sandwiches, then this is the place for you. I love all of their signature hot sandwiches and am always amazed by the soups. I recommend you get your own bowl of soup and split a chicken chipotle sandwich. Don't worry... More 

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Additional Information about Chef John's Bakery & Cafe

Address: 110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
Phone Number: 231-843-3327
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Bakeries, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: 231-843-3327

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bakeries, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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