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“It's A Diner Type of Restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Coco's Bakery

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Coco's Bakery
911 N Lakeshore Blvd, Marquette, MI
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Ranked #35 of 104 Restaurants in Marquette
Cuisines: American
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“It's A Diner Type of Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I've never seen it referred to as a bakery so I am not sure how that is part of the name. You can order entire whole desserts and perhaps other baked goods but I have never done so. I address the dining area and food here.

Coco's is situated on the boulevard that runs along Lake Superior so when the leaves are off you can see parts of the lake through the stripped woods. It's a relaxing setting. In good weather you can walk across the street after you dine and take a walk in either direction along the bike path to work off those extra calories if you overdid it.

When you choose a table and if it is crowded, the large high ceiling dining area to the left as you enter is not acoustically designed and the voices and serving noise seems to be magnified. Some people are not effected by this judging by the interactions. If you will be with one or two people and you like a more quiet setting then see if there is a table in the small area to the right as you enter where there is a five stool bar.

The food is good as you can expect from a moderately priced restaurant whether it be the breakfast omelet, the burger and fries for lunch or a fish dinner. Sometimes there are some unique dishes offered too that you may not have seen previously.

The husband part of the owner duo makes all of the desserts from scratch and you can view them on a tiered carrousel when you enter. Only thing that diminishes the quality and presentation is that they are kept refrigerated so they seem to be more tasteless than they should be. I would suggest that they be put out and covered to reach room temp one hour before lunch and remain out until one hour after the traditional dinner time. If there is too much risk of spoilage or bacteria growth then it may help to put them in a microwave for 15sec to 1 min depending upon microwave power and type of dessert. Warm or at least room temp desserts always taste better to both of us.

t would also help if there was a dessert menu or a small card in front of each one on the carrousel that gave a better description of them. Our waitress tried to help us out but she could only try to remember what she was told and could not convey a lot of detail but missed too much. The result, because of the flavor and textures, was that we could not eat two of the desserts. Since one of us gets flustered to make an issue about food we offered to pay as ordered but the other of the couple thought it best to convey our thoughts about the dessert.

The owner communicated her apologies back to us through the waitress and insisted that the two desserts be eliminated from the bill despite our objection that we would pay the full bill. It convinced us that Jackie is very hands-on about her business, as she has always appeared to be for years, and concerned that everything meets the customer's needs. You cannot help but plan to return when you get that type of response.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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