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The Golden Brown Bakery Cafe

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421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
6:00 am - 5:00 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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Fishers, Indiana
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207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has become a tradition to stop here for Donuts and coffee before we depart on our fishing charters. Yum! The donuts are great. The other sweets look good, but we have never tried them. The staff was very friendly, especially for 6:30 in the morning. We will continue to come by before we depart on future trips.

Thank TheStolleFamily
Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We browsed, looking for just the right thing; when we found this sweet shop, we felt we struck gold! The second dozen cookies was a penny if you purchased the first dozen for $5.99...we tried all different flavors to rate them. The best were the German Chocolate chip cookies, then molasses and oatmeal raisin. Not a fan of these flavors,... More 

Thank Countryatheart
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I had a fresh baked croissant and it was incredible. Friends had the scones and they were scrumptious!

Thank caroljoyj
Wurzburg, Germany
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We tried the pumpkin pie tartlet, a mini blueberry pie, and a croissant. All were delicious and priced fairly. Highly recommended for real American baked goods.

Thank american_girl_abroad
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Breakfast was weird for 1rst timers. Have to get up to get own coffee, Bakery was disappointed in Tiramisu, was from frozen and was more like 'cake' then actual desert, nice selection of pastries

Thank Maria T
Gulfport, Florida
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Good donuts, eclairs & pies...plus the fudge is tasty. Bagels, cakes & cookies all looked fresh, but we couldn't try everything !

Thank Cuencathom
Hazelwood, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This place is my perfect morning destination. Not only a tourist stop, but you get a glimpse of the locals too. Love the outdoor tables, could sit for hours (and have a time or two) drinking endless coffee and people watching. The BEST chocolate creme filled long johns I have ever experienced! This place is far from inexpensive, but you're... More 

Thank JLO910
Portage, Michigan, United States
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335 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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?