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$5 - $15
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American, Cafe, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 20, 2023

My husband and I travel from across the state for physical therapy every few weeks. My therapist was excited to recommend CSC when I asked, so we tried it and wound up going back at least 4 other times. I have to eat gluten-free and...have had no problem ordering dishes I've loved. We met my nephew and his wife for lunch- they live in Empire - and he said he's eaten there at least 40 times! Servers have always been very helpful.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed February 16, 2022 via mobile

The beet salad, amazing! I had it vegan without the chicken & goat cheese. Went at noon & they were very busy but Libby & crew were killing it with fast, friendly service. One of Traverse City’s best kept secrets

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 25, 2021 via mobile

Came for lunch after picking up family from the airport. Everyone is correct. Hidden gem. I was pleasantly surprised with the menu choices, and very impressed with the quality. I expected ‘diner’ food, but it was so much better than that. Very friendly atmosphere, the...waitstaff was attentive and nice. Go support this place. You’ll be happy you did.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

Other reviews called this a hidden gem and it is! The items on the menu are unique and everything sounded delicious- so hard to decide what to get. I opted for half a sandwich and cup of soup and left with leftovers. My husband and...I both highly recommend stopping in for a great lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

Stopped here while passing through Traverse City and it turned out to be hidden gem. The Swamp Soup is a must get! It is the best! The sandwiches are also very good as is the baked goods. Limited hours so plan ahead when you are...going to visit. Looking forward to stopping here again soon.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

This is a place that is truly a hidden gem . If you drove past this place you may not stop but trust me you should stop. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. Small place but busy which is always a...good sign . Our lunches were excellent and we would definitely come in again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 7, 2021

Normally a good place to eat but today was a disappointment. We each got their "special" salad served only for a few days in July. The description met our dietary requirements so we each ordered one. Sadly, what we got was a mixture of greens,...some "grilled" zucchini (which wasn't grilled at all), some cucumber slices (very odd choice), some red quinoa and some pine nuts that were not toasted. And that's it - for $14 each. What would have made this very boring salad better is Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers - but there was none of that. Also (bone to pick) - their salads do not come dressed - rather, the dressing is served on the side so there is no way to "toss" the salad with the dressing to get all the bits coated. Any quality restaurant and/or chef knows to dress and thoroughly toss a salad before serving it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 1, 2020

Primarily sandwiches, wraps and salads, with 2 or 3 homemade soups daily. Food is very fresh and well prepared. Dressings taste homemade. Not open for breakfast or dinner. Very busy from noon - 1:00 on most days, so expect a wait if you go during...that time. $10 - 14 for most menu items but portions are generous.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

I was here for a business trip and we were looking for a lunch spot with salads and sandwiches. This place was off the beaten path and a hidden gem for sure. There were numerous options on the menu and everything we had in our...group was great. The seating area is small, if you have a large group take-out is the way to go here.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

A delightful little cafe with fun artwork. We had chicken, mushroom and artichoke soup.....fabulous. We also ordered a Reuben sandwich and a pastrami sandwich. They also have a good “swamp” soup. Niki was our waitress and she was lovely.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

Choice little restaurant tucked away on Center Street off Garfield. Excellent service and apparently home to a regular crowd who knew the servers by name and visa versa. Tasty sandwich and delicious soup offered for a reasonable cost; well worth heading away from Front Street...while on a shopping foray into Traverse City from Benzie County.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

I found this awesome cafe while looking for a quick bite to have lunch when taking my cousin to the airport in Traverse City. It did not disappoint. Had the chicken, mushroom, artichoke soup of the day with half a rueben sandwich. It was delicious!...Close to the airport, all homemade food so if your in TC I would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Probably one of the best restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. I had the Perfect Pita and it was perfect. The prefect blend of flavorful vegetables. It’s off the beaten path, but worth the extra effort. Service was great!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I hesitate to post a review of Centre Street Cafe because I know these good people are going to be "swamped" in short order. I'm talking about their legendary "Swamp Soup," and the many delicious sandwich selections on the menu. It's one of our favorite...lunchtime destinations. Once there, check out the many local paintings adoring the walls - most all for sale.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The sandwich selection is beyond amazing! I had a veggie sandwich that was so fresh! No greasy grilled stuff here. Homemade back bean dip on the side, yum! Do try the soup, especially swamp soup. Generous servings, excellent service!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Centre Street Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4