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Centre Street Cafe

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1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
231-946-5872
Today
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always wonderful Centre Cafe

Back again to the Centre, where you can always count on an interesting and tasty meal. They were busy, of course, but we got our meal in a timely manner. Our soup and sandwiches were wonderful, and so fresh. You can't go wrong with the Centre, try it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
LJM417
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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Back again to the Centre, where you can always count on an interesting and tasty meal. They were busy, of course, but we got our meal in a timely manner. Our soup and sandwiches were wonderful, and so fresh. You can't go wrong with the Centre, try it!

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Kalkaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great menu options. Healthy and fresh. Niki has a great smile and appeciates everyone, for their visit.

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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-946-5872

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Vegetarian
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

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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?