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Water Street Coffee Joint

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315 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3818
6:15 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:15 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:15 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Osprey, Florida
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a light & dark roast coffee with our cinnamon blueberry muffin. Both were tasty. Place is very small with indoor and outdoor seating. Can get everything to go.

Thank spikenails
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

It's not the best place for and intimate conversation but it has a variety of good unusual food choices. Food is served by the pound and coffee is good.

Thank whatawonderfullife
Orlando, Florida
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I've visited Water Street many times over the years and find it to consistently great it's atmosphere screams "college town coffee shop" which is fun! In addition to the atmosphere they actually have a really nice selection of Tea's, Coffee, and Pastries! My only two "complaints" about Water Street are the cost as its really really pricy and parking can... More 

Thank Chuck B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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283 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

I am not a big coffee drinker, but a lot of people are and pick this place for business meetings so I have been to a few of their locations. I find their menu to be that of a hippie foodie where it is hard to find anything simple I like, which is funny as I am not a picky... More 

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Had lunch here. Good coffee. Excellent value. Good food. Meet a supplier here for a business meeting. Saw moms with infants so knew the food would be good!

1 Thank Vandegiessen
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stopped for a bathroom break and coffee. The coffee was very tasty and the bathroom was modern and clean

Thank SlymanChicago
Fredericksburg, Texas
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Whenever I come back to Kalamazoo in May I am certain to stop at Water Street for coffee and a treat. Generally it is sometime in the morning but I have been here for a light lunch. I especially enjoy their baked goods in the morning--scones or muffins. The décor in the dining room is eclectic--what will be on the... More 

Thank Ron W
Water Street C, Manager at Water Street Coffee Joint, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We appreciate being part of your Kalamazoo experience. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and even better coffee.The only drawback is that there's a $5 minimum on credit cards. My advice is to buy a gift card for $5 because you will be back.

Thank 443410
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

In a world of copy-cats and knock-offs, there is the real-deal. Water Street handcrafts each perfect cup of coffee. From the sensibly grown, to the responsibly harvested beans, to the expertise of the baristas, you feel like you are on a flavor-journet you hope will last a long time. The pastry case is amazing, the atmosphere is perfect, and the... More 

Thank jerusalemjack
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

In town for a conference and went for a walk to get a coffee and a late lunch. Being a new customer the workers weren't the must helpful. I ordered a latte with a couple special request (extra hot & light syrup) which were ignored & half sandwich special and a cup of soup. I ordered off the chalkboard which... More 

1 Thank Heather C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:15 am - 10:00 pm
6:15 am - 10:00 pm
6:15 am - 10:00 pm
6:15 am - 10:00 pm
6:15 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3818
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 12693732840
Bringing Kalamazoo house-roasted brewed coffee and espresso drinks, loose-leaf teas, shakes, smoothies, soups, salads, sandwiches, savories, and the most incredible desserts, all made by hand, in small batches with real ingredients in our own kitchen.

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