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Brew

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Cafe, Healthy, Vegan
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108 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
+1 231-946-2739
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Tue 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Description: Brew is an independent cafe and coffeehouse located at 108 E Front Street...
Brew is an independent cafe and coffeehouse located at 108 E Front Street in Traverse City, Michigan. Brew offers customers a wide variety of delicious beverages, including coffee, tea, espresso drinks, microbrews, local wines, and seasonal drinks, along with pastries, grilled sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free menu options.
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    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Great, quick coffe stop

Although they ran out of bagels by noon, they substituted with a pretzel roll which was pretty similar, their cappuccino was good. When we asked for ketchup they were out, but to our surprise an employee ran across the street to a different restaurant and brought it back to our table! WOW WHAT... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Livonia, Michigan
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  • Local cuisine
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Livonia, Michigan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Although they ran out of bagels by noon, they substituted with a pretzel roll which was pretty similar, their cappuccino was good. When we asked for ketchup they were out, but to our surprise an employee ran across the street to a different restaurant and brought it back to our table! WOW WHAT GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is just a terrific "spot" to grab a specialty coffee and a fresh baked "good"--however they offer amazing lunch sandwiches. I have never had a bad bite here--love this little gem!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Bagels and coffee place in the morning. Good coffee and bagel lox, spinach, cream cheese, tomato. Good value and open early.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Every time we've been here this place offers sincere service. Very kind employees. Delicious wraps! Able to grab a quick cup of regular coffee or wait a little for their specialty drinks. Great place to stop in.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Local place, friendly and efficient staff, felt good supporting the Traverse City economy. Good salads and sandwhiches, plus the BEST chai tea latte I've had. Went back two more times just to enjoy the tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I are in TC for a getaway and so far have eaten at the #1 restaurant (Harvest) and #1 dessert (Moomers) so of course I needed to have coffee here too. I love a good dark roast and this doesn't disappoint. Cute atmosphere, plenty of seating and friendly staff. I will be back!

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

stopped in for a beer - good selection of beers on tap. nice atmosphere and a good crowd. would definitely return

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My fiance and i are traveling across the country for a year in our sprinter van and we spend A LOT of time in cafes trying to mooch off wifi so we can write for or blog, MrandMrsAdventure.com So far, Brew is our absolute cafe yet!! Their wifi is SUPER FAST, their coffee and tea is on the honor's system,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went there because a friend recommended the "twitchy Irishman" coffee... had it and it was fantastic! Definitely recommend it (although it isn't cheap). We also ordered a BLT panini which was very good. .. I wasn't expecting it to be this good from a coffee house. My 2yr old son also had oatmeal with cherries. .. which he loved. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I came here on vacation and just happened to walk by. We stopped in for a mocha and a latte. Coffee was excellent! The brick walls and decor gave a very warm feel to the place. Unique! Had a chocolate croissant. Very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-946-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Healthy, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Brew is an independent cafe and coffeehouse located at 108 E Front Street in Traverse City, Michigan. Brew offers customers a wide variety of delicious beverages, including coffee, tea, espresso drinks, microbrews, local wines, and seasonal drinks, along with pastries, grilled sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free menu options.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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