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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
+1 269-382-2332
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“jambalaya” (15 reviews)
“brisket” (26 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So glad to pop in for lunch and have an opportunity to get a flight of some delicious taproom only beers, especially from their 6th annual barrel-aged series! Food and beer was great. Service was great. Clean restrooms. Overall experience was fantastic and highly recommended!

Thank 96Dreamer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came in for a late lunch and enjoyed the great brew and food. I loved the atmosphere, there is so much to look at and take in. The service was efficient and friendly and we didn't have that dreaded delay of waiting for our next...More

Thank dmalko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funky decor with a lively crowd. Great selection of beers and food. I had the jambalaya, which was tasty and spicy. Good service.

Thank Ashmixy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some friends here and the atmosphere was great. Not too packed with people, but a nice amount milling around in both dining areas and outside at picnic tables & band shell. No servers today, order beer at bar and pay for food tickets. Really...More

Thank 61tmd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Naturally it is amazing beer, but I was surprised by the atmosphere and the food selection. Grilled trout sandwich was awesome. Friendly staff - just great. Don't let the odd outside look fool you, it is worth a stop.

Thank DougandJ
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope you'll be back soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Kalamazoo and like beer, you absolutely have to check out Bell's. 20+ beers on tap, all Bell's brewed and including rare or impossible to find elsewhere brews, the Eccentric Cafe has to be a stop on your agenda. Live music in...More

Thank danhenry11
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this great feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with these comments, and we so grateful for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is awesome, reasonably priced. But lets face it, you come here for the beer! There are many limited edition, only-available-here beers on tap which make this well worth the trip. Check out the bar cam for the latest.

Thank Jeff B
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for this great review, Jeff! We appreciate your great support, and love to hear how much you enjoy our beer. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michigan has more than its fair share of brewpubs. I would think that in this situation you would try to set yourself apart from the others. Bells is a very nice place, very limited menu. I dined alone and was amazed to see only six...More

Thank Joel P
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for these comments, Joel! We are always looking for ways to improve, and feedback like this helps us have great discussion on how to do just that. We appreciate you providing us with this feedback, and please know I have passed these items...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The state of Michigan has many many brew pubs. In this environment a brewpub needs to do something to set itself apart. Bells has a nice facility, but only six seats at the bar and the menu is sandwiches only with eight or 10 choices....More

Thank EverettL24
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this valuable feedback. We appreciate your comments regarding needing a larger menu with additional options, and I have passed this suggestion on to our management team for their review. We couldn't agree more than brew pubs should set themselves apart,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, we love the nature-inspired decorations around the cafe. Lots of birds! Secondly, the food was very good. The black bean burger with salad was good, but probably wouldn't order the deviled eggs again (too much salt!). The place wasn't too crowded for an early...More

Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, although please know we apologize for your experience with the deviled eggs. I have passed this feedback on to our Chef for his review. We appreciate you joining us for...More

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Nicole M
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Literarytravels | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they take reservations but even if it is busy the wait is minimal and worth it!
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Nicole M
October 1, 2018|
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Response from naveaia | Reviewed this property |
Call them or go to their website and email them a question.
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kmlctravels
March 15, 2018|
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Response from naveaia | Reviewed this property |
They do have wine and, they have a multitude of brews. The brews vary with the seasons. They have other drinks also like fruit juice, teas, etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
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Description
Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe, located next to the Bell's General Store, is home to a unique offering of craft beer, live music, entertainment, delicious food and more.Any given time, we have between 20 and 40 different beers on tap. Many are exclusive to the Cafe and are brewed right next door at our original brewery - just look for the yellow tags on the Draft Board when you visit.
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