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Centre Street Cafe

1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
231-946-5872
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Ranked #27 of 255 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Café
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English first
Traverse City, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This little sandwich shoppe/cafe is extraordinary! The Rabish Radish sandwich is one of the most creative and delicious sandwiches i have ever had. The other offerings are fantastic and there is something for everyone, created in a unique and outstanding way. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is pleasing and warm, filled by others who have discovered this... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had the daily special. Buffalo, elk and kobe beef meatballs in some fancy fettuccine with lemon caper cream sauce and a bacon, habenero truffle for desert. I didn't care if people stared, I licked the plate. The service was phenomenal, even during the lunch rush. The waitress remembered us from our visit a month ago and even got our special... More 

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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is an out of the way, word of mouth cafe. A must stop lunch place, kind of funky, been going there since they opened. Fresh, local ingredients made with a unique twist. It gets really busy at lunch time, and service can be a little slow. Everything is made from scratch and worth the wait. Don't expect a lot... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our lunch here was absolutely wonderful! It was a spur of the moment choice on our way back from Sleeping Bear Dunes. The sandwiches were absolutely delicious and the staff were warm and friendly. You cannot go wrong with a visit to this charming little spot.

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Traverse City MI
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123 reviews 123 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Sandwiches and salads for lunch are the best in TC. Seems they are only open for lunch and close at three so plan accordingly. Small restaurant with limited parking on site. But worth the trouble.

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Scottville, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very small soup & sandwich place. Hard to find, but so worth the effort. Had an excellent lunch of soup and sandwiches. Salads looked good, too. They put their own twist on everything. Delicious! Lots of healthy and organic options. We will be going back to the Centre Street Cafe!

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Kingsley, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great restaurant with great food. Not your ordinary menu. You won't find a grilled cheese or standard hamburger here. Everything is original and because of that expect to spend $8-$15 per person but well worth it. My favorites are the Wasabi Blues Turkey Sandwich and the Mediterranean Pasta. Pete, the owner, is always changing the specials and most are excellent.... More 

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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

As the title to this review says, this is a great little out of the way restaurant for lunch or if you are just in the mood for soup, salad or a sandwich. The space is utilitarian but made a bit more interesting by a large number of pictures on the wall for sale that are offerings of local artists.... More 

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Traverse City
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I've eaten here 5 times over the last dozen years. Each time, I've been super happy with the food, but less than satisfied with the service. The lunch service is very slow, and the staff is rather aloof. If you are meeting someone for lunch, you are much better off going downtown and getting better service at a place like... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I'm a local. This meal is unbelievable. If you order it once, you'll do so often. Check it out on the menu!

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Additional Information about Centre Street Cafe

Address: 1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
Phone Number: 231-946-5872
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Café

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