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Chef John's Bakery & Cafe

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110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Ada, Michigan
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small cafe and bakery with a very unique air. It says French cuisine on the windows, yet there are cactus plants all over. Knickknacks galore and while waiting for your food, you look around and feel like you are sitting in the middle of a rummage sale. None of the table and chairs match, nor do the tablecloths. But it... More 

Thank Jill F
Ludington, Michigan
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, healthy, comfort food. Love the daily quiche and the baked goods are delicious! Friendly staff. Have only had breakfast. Need to try lunch which I hear is equally as good.

Thank BKSchmidt
Topeka, Kansas, Usa
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113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They stop serving breakfast at 11:00 AM. We had a wait to be seated and it was just after 11:00 AM when our waitress arrived to take our orders. We told her 3 of the 4 of us would like to eat breakfast and she said she would have to check. She came back with good news and we had... More 

Thank Dave F
Elgin, Illinois
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127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a snack after visiting the park and found this on a side street. Between the Cherry Turnovers, the mint chocolate cookie, the carrot cake muffin and the phenomenal peanut butter bars, we definitely got what we were after without breaking the bank

Thank Mommaof5kiddos
Ludington, Michigan
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large varied selection of soups, sandwiches and salads. (They also serve a separate breakfast menu for those arriving earlier in the morning). The portions are huge-I usually split a sandwich with my sister and add on a cup of soup for a very filling lunch. This time I ordered the chicken salad sandwich and took half home for dinner later.... More 

Thank Liz C
Lafayette, Indiana
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought the family here for lunch on a Monday. We were surprised and disappointed that about 10 minutes after their lunch service started they were out of their crab soup and only had 3 breads to choose from. They were out of flour. Food was good and would return. Just disappointed with the limited food items.

Thank Chris S
Holland, Michigan
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few blocks from US-10 downtown Ludington we found this gem of a spot. Find a table and enjoy friendly staff in this quaint little breakfast/lunch nook. The Chipole Chicken Sandwich was heaven as well as the French Dip that my date ordered. European portions compared to American size portions (in other words, there is room for dessert). Busy place.... More 

Thank DutchLace
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I've eaten breakfast and lunch here on several occasions. The menu has stuff you don't see elsewhere, and everything is great. Eclectic decor, great service, reasonable prices, nice bakery items, great soups at lunch time.

Thank MichVagabond
Shelby, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Too yuppie. The food was good but I could have done without the yuppie stuff. We bought some pastries to take home and they were just average.Could have gotten some at the supermarket for h half the price that would be as good.

Thank endbeauvais
Ludington, Michigan
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Breakfast & lunch only. A step up in sophistication from the coffee shop cafe experience. Good if not cheap but not too expensive either. I like the quiches and baked goods personally. Usually, there is a cheese and meat type, vegetable type and 3rd type of quiche made each day, varying soups, sandwich specials on their bread - all good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: 231-843-3327

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