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The Golden Brown Bakery Cafe

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421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Portage, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here after walking the beach. They got fresh cookies, a dozen different types. Each cookie is .60 or buy a dozen for $5.99 get a dozen for .1. We got 5 different kinds sugar, blueberry chip, double chocolate, peanut butter, molasses. They are very good.

Thank Kathy E
Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The coffee is great and the pastries are the best. Doughnuts were a step above Dunkin Donuts and Crispy Cream. One morning I tried breakfast from the restaurant and it is just average to not so good. It has always been crowded when I have been there. People obviously like it! But it's the indoor breakfast restaurant reminded me of... More 

Thank LouieBran
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, talk about a group of rude women.. 1 in particular "Sharon" acted like my group of 7 was annoying her with our purchase. Another employee shot my wife a dirty look when she tried to get her attention. But don't worry, we won't return to "bother" you folks anymore

Thank Jason T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a bakery that also has seating for breakfast and lunch, including a few outside tables. Food is simple, basic, but decent. They feature daily specials. Not haute cuisine - but just fine for a quick meal.

Thank Pamela C
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy menu, great eggs & hash browns, fresh toast, of course. Reasonable prices for cafeteria style eating. All good. Servers excellent. Went on a week day before 930, and that seemed to be a good time to avoid crowds. MUST carry out some delectable desserts!

Thank beachcomber1313
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great inexpensive breakfast place with an adjoining bakery. After you have a great breakfast, go to the next room (bakery) where they have dozens of different cookies, pies, cakes, dessert rolls, fudge--YOU NAME IT !!! They sell cookies for $5-6 a dozen and for an extra penny you can get another dozen!!! I used to go to the Phoenix Café... More 

Thank blackburn99
Westlake, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made sure we stopped at The Golden Brown Bakery Café everyday for a croissant or a Danish. Do not buy their bagels, they tasted like they were made from bread dough and they were not fresh tasting at all. All the staff there were very nice and friendly with the exception of an elderly woman who must have been... More 

Thank KLK1306
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We keep coming back here every year for the 1/4 pan blueberry pies. They are fantastic. The danish are scrumptious, too.

Thank KayG32
Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was so helpful for our allergies. They guided us toward yummy treats. It was a nice place to stop for treats for the road.

Thank R0cky3
Cathedral City, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great bakery products and a food cafe. They serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Also snacks. Coffee and? The Bakery has a special sale! Buy a dozen cookies and get the second dozen for 1 cent!

Thank BubbeSuzie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: 12696373418

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