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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 - 1:00 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, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    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
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Brew is a great place to grab some coffee, a breakfast wrap or the biggest cinnamon roll in town. But you must try the oatmeal with "the works" its a meal in itself - best oatmeal ever.....

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Patrick R
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This glorified coffee bar provides little privacy in a noisy setting. The food and coffee is good but nothing exceptional. It tends to be patronized by a younger demographic.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Brew is a great place to grab some coffee, a breakfast wrap or the biggest cinnamon roll in town. But you must try the oatmeal with "the works" its a meal in itself - best oatmeal ever.....

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Thank Patrick R
Traverse City, Michigan
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It is a place that has different kinds of things dessert, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast, and lunch. It is a good place to meet friends. Also a good place to work via the outlets and free wi-fi.

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Thank Sirrin
East Lansing, Michigan
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213 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

When we noticed Brew a few years ago in Traverse City we kinduv peaked inside and throught it was just a coffee shop, so we were surprised when we actually stopped in for coffee and dessert that they also serve alcohol and food. Very cool atmosphere. Looked like they had quite a few beers on tap from the local breweries... More 

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Thank rmeade88
Traverse City, Michigan
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Had a great sandwich and crafted beer that I had not had the pleasure of trying before. Cozy environment right in the midst of downtown holiday shopping. Great little place to meet for lunch or to stop in and warm up while shopping the downtown area.

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Thank Debbie812
Traverse City, Michigan
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279 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Now that it is getting colder--and I needed to warm up, I had to indulge in the decadence of the Brew's hot cocoa. They use the best chocolate and the whip cream on top is to die for. I love their coffees too--a place not to be missed if in downtown TC. Their sandwiches (and they offer many)--are divine. I... More 

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Thank diamondbabydoll
Belleville, Michigan
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

My spouse and I were on vacation in Traverse City, looking for a place to get a light meal (since we had a planned visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes, we didn't want a meal that would weigh us down). We happened on Brew. I had the Southwestern Wrap and my spouse had the SoCal Wrap. While the service was a... More 

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Thank MILibraryGirl
Charlotte, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Unfriendly staff, acted annoyed with my drink order (which was NOT difficult!) and talked about me within earshot... Not kid friendly at all, staff seemed irritated by them. Neat looking place, husband thought it was neat that they also had beer. They had pretty decent tasting drinks too - but after the way I was treated, I will NEVER return.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I loved coming here! I got the TBT panini and it was amazing! My friend got the same on wheat and my other friend got a bagel sandwich and a cute coffee. We had a great time. The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing. I love my panini. Sooo good!! It was served with black chips--also good. The... More 

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Thank Patri P
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

i am in love with the brew. i ride my bike down and sit in the window or outside depending on what's available. my latte comes in a big mug and i always love it when they make something with the foam. it's just a great cup of coffee. and i really think it's cool that they have the $1... More 

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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
  • 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?