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1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
12319465872
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, unique sandwiches. Fantastic daily specials. Swamp soup is a staple. Different than anyplace else I've ever been. Don't go for the ambience. Go for the food!

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Thank John C
Central Florida, Florida
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch today and were delighted with the experience. The restaurant is unassuming in appearance on the exterior and diner like inside. However the sandwiches were great. We ordered from the "specials" list and were very pleased with our choices. Our gourmet sandwiches were served with tortilla chips and either black beans or salsa. The service was... More 

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Thank nana444
Coldwater, Michigan
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we decided to try this eclectic hidden gem because one of our group us vegetarian. The cafe was fairly busy and service was slow but the food is made to order so it explained the wait. We had various offered specials-the mix of ingredients were pleasing to our party, with only one person saying their... More 

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Thank Beth B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A couple weeks ago someone told me about Center St. Cafe ànd advised I try it. My wife and I were in town today nd decided to stop for lunch. Great sandwiches, soup and salads. Friendly service a d a very comfortable atmosphere. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a good local cafe with great food. Five stars!!!

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Thank Mike S
Beulah, MI
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96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gem is on Centre St off Garfield in Traverse City. If you didn't now it was here, you'd never eat there. I look guests and my husband for lunch. Unanimously they decided that that this was a FIND!! We had soups (swamp, the house special and black bean) served with bread. We had one of the specials of the... More 

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Thank Pam Y
Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

When ever i want to win points with my wife i surprise her with lunch from Centre Street Cafe. We only get the Acid Salad it's so good. My whole family loves it. They don't have it on the menu anymore but they will make it. The only problem is they charge different prices every time. It is expensive. That's... More 

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Thank jeffkalbfleisch
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

You are not likely to stumble across this restaurant because of its side street location. But its worth finding. Sandwiches with ingredients rarely seen will excite your taste buds.

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Thank Bill W
Cedar, Michigan
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This little gem is one of our favorite places to eat anywhere. Great selection of sandwiches, soups, salads and the like. Have never had even remotely a bad meal here. Pricing is average to above average and the service is great. Pete and the gang are top notch and the fact that this place is packed every day their open... More 

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Thank PLW85
South East Michigan
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

I visited this small cafe because a buddy said I had to try it out.... Wow! Awesome sandwiches, soups and the beat macaroni and cheese I ever have eaten! The place is a small diner but packed with mouthwatering options! I tried a duck sandwich and the macaroni and cheese and can not wait to return! Prices were very reasonable... More 

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Thank Frank P
Grosse Ile, Michigan, United States
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

I checked the reviews on Trip Adviser and I found this place. I have been coming here annually for the past 10 years and never heard of this place. It is hidden along a smaller road in Traverse city. They have been around since mid 1980's! The food is outstanding. The waitress is a sweetheart and gave us sample of... More 

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Thank Jane F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Soups
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 12319465872

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