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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Breakfast!!!

We found this cafe in Ludington, while camping at the State Park for the week!! Since it was raining in the morning (and cool) , we decided to see what was around town for breakfast....found this "little gem". Super breakfast, great service and very "cute" inside the cafe. We now know where to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
ArubaLover55
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Zeeland, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine

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Zeeland, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We found this cafe in Ludington, while camping at the State Park for the week!! Since it was raining in the morning (and cool) , we decided to see what was around town for breakfast....found this "little gem". Super breakfast, great service and very "cute" inside the cafe. We now know where to go again for a great breakfast when... More 

Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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154 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I stopped in for breakfast and had the Eggs Chipotle--it was really outstanding! I also appreciated the eclectic decor and friendly service. The dining area was also quite spacious with lots of tables and it wasn't very crowded when I visited so I didn't feel in any great hurry to leave after finishing my meal (I read the news on... More 

Greenfield, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This little gem was recommended to me, and I'm happy I checked it out. I stopped in for lunch, and got an amazing bowl of Dill Havarti soup...it was great!

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped by on a Tuesday morning about 10:30 . It was busy but we didn't wait long for service or food. We were a little disappointed in our bread as it looked like bread from a bag as opposed to large homemade bread. Minor but we don't go out for breakfast often.

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My family has been going to Ludington for 59 years and somehow, this place flew under our radar. My wife and I looked it up and decided to check it out for breakfast. The restaurant itself is very small. It uses a seemingly random mixture of tables, chairs, and decorations. Nothing matches at all and it adds to the quaint... More 

Illinois
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A fantastic place for breakfast. Cute, interesting, and we loved the food. Good for kids, big parties, small parties, quick breakfast or leisurely.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

They made a wonderful birthday cake--just as requested--and it was perfect. A bit expensive, but, it was a rush job and they did very well. Everything we have had from them over the years has been excellent.

Midland, Michigan
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157 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

my thing on the false ad is that they tout 4 soups daily. we got there and all they had was a chipolte shrimp and dill havarti. neither sounded good, but i tried the havarti. it was amazing; my son actually ordered a bowl after trying mine. the rest of the food was good enough. my son liked his french... More 

Michigan
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Unusual breakfast menu is the draw here. Small cafe with bakery in back. We all ordered different dishes and all were fantastic. Sausage was best I've had. Didn't order any bakery items but they looked good too. Fast, friendly service. Lots of traffic in and out. Highly recommended.

Baudette, Minnesota
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had time for one meal in Ludington and were going to eat fish at Bortell's Fisheries, but they are closed on Mondays so we had to search for something else. This is our first visit to Ludington and there are only about a million great looking places to eat, but we wandered into the bakery and were given a... More 

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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, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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