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“Great coffee and tea!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Water Street Coffee Joint

Water Street Coffee Joint
315 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI
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Ranked #32 of 296 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Cuisines: American
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Great coffee and tea!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Great local coffee shop. Employees were super nice and helpful. Food looked amazing and fresh! Overall a cute place to relax and drink some coffee.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Used to be one of if not the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Their coffee was great. I think they changed suppliers and it hasn't been the same. In many cases they cost $15+ a pound so not cheap either. They do have great black bean and egg burritos and their incredible bar is truly that.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great hangout!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The location downtown is cute, but I love the one on Oakland. Comfy couches inside and out.
A bit pricey, but the food and drinks are always done well, and are worth it for the atmosphere-- great for studying or meeting friends.

Visited June 2012
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Holt, Michigan
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120 reviews 120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Local coffee shops rule!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Thank goodness there are still some unique coffee shops out there. Water Street is your best choice in Kalamazoo. They make delicious coffee and have some tasty treats available too. The place is slightly on the eclectic side with its art and furniture mish mash. You will likely find your typical coffee shop fixtures--students "studying" their various forms of social media, self appointed intellectuals debating something or other, hipsters being hip, tourists in need of a caffeine fix. If you like good coffee and don't feel the need to be a caffeine lemming, this is a place you should check out!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philomont, Virginia
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Interesting location downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Small coffee shop with great food selection and good coffee. Most of the shop is warm and inviting but the "dining room" area seems a bit cold to me ... cafe style seating. Would have been nice to have the usual coffee shop seating (in my experience) of sofa's, tables, comfy chairs, etc. There's outdoor seating available on two very narrow decks so you can take your dogs.

Visited June 2012
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