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Water Street Coffee Joint

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315 East Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3818
7:30 am - 10:00 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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Richland, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Water Street is a fun atmosphere and they offer delicious food and coffee options. Their coffee is pretty strong so be careful of the jitters.

1 Thank ranchpants0629
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Great Coffee and a unique experience. The water street Coffee joint is in a very unusual place downtown Kalamazoo. A great place to visit!

1 Thank joycethrasher
New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Came in to stock up on their wonderful Chamomile Golden Blossom loose tea. Business takes us up to this area once a year and each time we go to buy coffee, tea and a biscotti! Employees are fun too

1 Thank sweetyankee
Osprey, Florida
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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 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.

1 Thank spikenails
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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.

1 Thank whatawonderfullife
Orlando, Florida
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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319 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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8 reviews
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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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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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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 

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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
Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
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 East Water Street, 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?