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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, 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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  • 44
    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
Fresh, large menu

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
LaurieMac1
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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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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

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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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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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Traverse City, MI
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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, Sandwiches, 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?