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1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
12319465872
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Consistently Amazing!

This little gem is one of our favorite places to eat anywhere. Great selection of sandwiches, soups, salads and the like. Have never had even remotely a bad meal here. Pricing is average to above average and the service is great. Pete and the gang are top notch and the fact that this place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
PLW85
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Cedar, Michigan
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Cedar, Michigan
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This little gem is one of our favorite places to eat anywhere. Great selection of sandwiches, soups, salads and the like. Have never had even remotely a bad meal here. Pricing is average to above average and the service is great. Pete and the gang are top notch and the fact that this place is packed every day their open... More 

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Thank PLW85
South East Michigan
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this small cafe because a buddy said I had to try it out.... Wow! Awesome sandwiches, soups and the beat macaroni and cheese I ever have eaten! The place is a small diner but packed with mouthwatering options! I tried a duck sandwich and the macaroni and cheese and can not wait to return! Prices were very reasonable... More 

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Thank Frank P
Grosse Ile, Michigan, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I checked the reviews on Trip Adviser and I found this place. I have been coming here annually for the past 10 years and never heard of this place. It is hidden along a smaller road in Traverse city. They have been around since mid 1980's! The food is outstanding. The waitress is a sweetheart and gave us sample of... More 

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Thank Jane F
Traverse City, Michigan
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch when our kids and grandkids were here for Thanksgiving weekend. The food was good -- several of us had the gumbo, and the sandwiches and salads were inventive and very tasty. I had a half salad and a bowl of gumbo, and I could not finish everything. To top it off, the price was reasonable... More 

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Thank Bob M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful experience. The jazz played through out the entire meal. Great choice for a cafe. Had the bead bowl with mushroom, I highly recommend. However compared to the Kohnen's bakery bread bowl in Tehachapi, CA. The Center St. bowl falls short. But as far as the area goes, it is one of the better cafes around. Congrats Center St. Fine... More 

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Thank Giovanni P
Traverse City, Michigan
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This place has so much food offered, and all of it fresh and delicious. You seriously won't believe the size of the menu. Delicious. It is very busy. Especially at lunch, as it is a very popular lunch take out spot for locals. You can tell, aesthetically, that it was once part of a gym, and the healthy options confirm... More 

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Thank LaurieMac1
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My advice is to go in order a beverage and sit at the food bar counter and watch them prepare food, sandwiches salads, ect. In about 5 minutes you will say "whats that, I'll take one of those". This place serves great, special food, not normal, (well some of it is), and its all great, I've never had anything I... More 

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Thank Mark H
Holt, Michigan
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

My family of four, including a 6 month old and two and a half year old, stopped for a late lunch. Small town feel and the waitresses were helpful and friendly. Hawaiian salad was really good. They provided us half of a fresh avocado for our 6 month old to eat, we appreciated their flexibility.

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Thank tdm00
Scott M, General Manager at Centre Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the food and service at our café! In response to your comment regarding having no air conditioning, we actually do have A/C and it was struggling that day to keep up with the 90° + weather outside. I was actually on the roof of our establishment working on it while you... More 

Lake Ann, Michigan
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Over the years we've been to Centre Street so many times, you'd expect to have had at least one "off" day. Not so. The menu ideas stay fresh and the execution is always good. I'd like to try other things but the Pear-a-Dise Salad and the Blue Corn Chip Tilapia always lure us back. Oh, and don't forget the mac... More 

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Thank rollingpeach1010
Traverse City, MI
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stopped for lunch and had sandwiches and soup. I enjoyed the soup quite a bit...it was very tasty. The sandwiches were very good too.

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Thank rphsweet

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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: 12319465872

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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