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The Golden Brown Bakery Cafe

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421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
12696373418
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6:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Stopped in for lunch but cafe was closed

Cafe was closing in 5 minutes. We didn’t want to be those customers. I've worked in the food industry and know about the last 5 minutes. LOL. So we opted a visit at the bakery counter. My wife and I purchased a blueberry tart and an apple tart to eat for dessert after we get to out hotel. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Chris S
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Lafayette, Indiana
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Kalamazoo
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

They have been here a long time,because they are good.Regular and fancy baked goods.They have attached restaurant that is nothing special.Early AM,get coffee to go and a warm baked good ; walk to the river and watch the fisher people going out.

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Thank MickKalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not only does this hometown over 70 yr old business have great baked goods, they hv the most scrumptious scones around!

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Thank Tysugo
Tennessee
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We picked up sweets from the bakery. Everything was fresh, the staff was friendly. A must stop in South Haven.

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Thank Missy R
Lafayette, Indiana
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Cafe was closing in 5 minutes. We didn’t want to be those customers. I've worked in the food industry and know about the last 5 minutes. LOL. So we opted a visit at the bakery counter. My wife and I purchased a blueberry tart and an apple tart to eat for dessert after we get to out hotel. We both... More 

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Thank Chris S
Merrillville, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Often in South Haven this is not to be missed. We stop in for something sweet and unique, and end up with bread, too. If staying over, great place to take out donuts for your " in room" breakfast!

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1 Thank Paulette G
Novi, Michigan
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We always stop in here when visiting and buy desert for a late night snack after going to the movies.

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2 Thank Shelbymann
Knoxville, Tennessee
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This bakery and restaurant opens I believe at 7AM daily and has fresh coffee and full breakfast selection available. With the attached bakery you can order a continental fresh bagel, muffin or doughnut and warm drink combo, or full bacon and eggs with hash browns or pancakes. Everything tasted very fresh and the wait staff were very helpful. Definitely worth... More 

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1 Thank DNvisitors
Anthem, Arizona
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Good fast food and inexpensive breakfast. I've been eating here for an occasional breakfast since I was a kid and it's always been consistent. Staff are all very nice and the cafe is very clean which is a surprise considering how crowded it can be on weekends.

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Thank harlkdusty
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Pastries Donuts and cakes oh my!!! Try almond roll yum. Good for coffee too. And they have homemade fudge but I didn't try it

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Thank wishardfoodie
Coldwater, Michigan
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Always stop & have a coffee & some form of pastry while in town. Have not eaten in the cafeteria - usually just a table on the sidewalk.

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Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: 12696373418

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?