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Golden Brown Bakery and Cafe

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201 State St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1126
269-983-2002
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6:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: This is a second location for the store, main store is in South Haven

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cute little place...

We stopped in for lunch when visiting St. Joe for the day. Our sandwiches were really good, but the cookies were tried were not impressive. They were very hard, and I like softer cookies better. Can't comment on any other baked goods, but our lunch was good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Julie F
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English first
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Friday is the best day to get my favorite french crullers, but with so many choices you won't be disappointed! It is a must visit for anyone who loves a good pastry or donut!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

They are open for breakfast, barely. They serve a few breakfast items and they had coffee available. The place looked amazing and so did the bakery items. But I was shocked in a tourist town like this they didn't offer any gluten free options.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped in for lunch when visiting St. Joe for the day. Our sandwiches were really good, but the cookies were tried were not impressive. They were very hard, and I like softer cookies better. Can't comment on any other baked goods, but our lunch was good!

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St. Joseph
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I'm trying hard to find something positive to say about this place but I just can't. No selection! One brownie In the whole case. Ordered 4 different kinds of cookies and they were hard as a rock! No flavor. Avoid this place.

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I discovered this small, nice bakery a few weeks ago with my son. The pastries are lightly fluffy, or crunchy, if thats your choice. I enjoy the Chai Latte with soy milk, as well. Every Friday I pick up my standing order for Challah Bread for my Shabbat dinner and blessing.

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Fenton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The pastries are delicious. Forget your diet and have a cream filled long john. The almond pastries are so good. The prices are reasonable. The ladies at the counter are really nice. Wish there were bakeries like this everywhere.

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Jackson, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My sister, brother-in-law and I entered the quaint little bakery around 1:30 pm for an after lunch treat. We were greeted with a very personable lady. She was friendly and very helpful. The coffee was delicious as were the pastries we chose. She gladly sliced a loaf of Pumpernickel bread I selected. I would go back if it weren't so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Downtown St Joe has so many missed opportunities with their restaurant selections, this is not one of them but I bet is often overlooked for lunch. Service was a bit slow, but their sandwiches were hot and delicious, great homemade soup and their sweets were reasonably priced and all looked delicious!

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This serves as "my office" on many mornings for coffee, lite breakfast, and the local paper. Friendly staff and good eats!

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South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The baked goods are always great here. Because it is at the end of the downtown block, it can be easily missed. But it is worth going the extra distance to stop in. The office always squeals with glee when I bring in a box of these pastries.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 State St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1126
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: 269-983-2002

Description

This is a second location for the store, main store is in South Haven
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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