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Brew

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Coffee Shop, Vegan, Healthy, Café
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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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Hours:
Sun - Tue 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
A unique gathering place for coffee and conversation

The Brew is located on award-winning Front Street in the heart of Traverse City. It is a coffee shop, a bar, a sandwich shop and a gathering spot for those wishing to catch up on conversation and/or emails. There are tables and sofas throughout the shop which are conducive for meeting friends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
lynn57
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TRAVERSE CITY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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TRAVERSE CITY
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The Brew is located on award-winning Front Street in the heart of Traverse City. It is a coffee shop, a bar, a sandwich shop and a gathering spot for those wishing to catch up on conversation and/or emails. There are tables and sofas throughout the shop which are conducive for meeting friends over a cup of coffee, a glass of... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My fiance and I made this our first stop of the day. We parked in the alley behind the coffee shop and were surprised at how quickly we were served despite how packed the place was. We waited in line for the cream and sugar much longer than we waited for our Americanos! We took our drinks to go, but... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Ordered a quad espresso with a shot of vanilla to share with my wife, who stayed back at the hotel to start packing up for our journey home. It was busy with customers, but the line moved and drinks were being made quickly. Girl at register was friendly but the barista was not friendly at all. Very little crema on... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Stopped in for a quick coffee and the place was packed. I was expecting more of a coffee shop but this is more off a restaurant. I do admit it smelled deliciously wonderful inside and made me instantly regret the breakfast we just ate. However-the line moved quickly and the staff was great and they take the coffee seriously. The... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great coffee and food that is reasonably priced. Good place to visit with a friend while doing some downtown shopping or to grab a bite while alone. Limited outdoor seating during summer months.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great idea having a coffee house and bar in the same venue. Decor was great and beer was good too. Had a great selection of canned lawnmower beers.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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90 reviews 90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Walking on Front St. we stopped in. Decided on a cider and an expresso. Both were very enjoyable. Relaxing atmosphere and good service.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for an extra shot macchiato which more than set me up for the day! They also have really authentic tasting french pastries and we enjoyed sitting outside.

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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stopped in while we were doing the up and down Front Street tour in Traverse City.....shopping, art galleries, etc. The place was packed, but the servers kept pace with the crowd. I had an excellent Americano. There are plenty of places to sit, and of all kinds of variety....tables, benches, stuffed chairs, etc. The space goes deep back. A very... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You can serve yourself for a buck or for 3 get a Peruvian poor over. Either way it's great coffee and great atmosphere. Parking can be sketchy because it's right on front street.

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Vegan, Healthy, Café

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