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“The best place for coffee and pastries in TC”

Good Harbor Coffee & Bakery
Ranked #5 of 7 Bakeries in Traverse City
Price range: $0 - $10
Description: Serving Traverse City for over 23 years, we aim to provide beverages and baked goods of the highest quality! All of our tasty treats are baked fresh daily in our in-house bakery and we offer a variety of vegan and gluten-free options. Our espresso drinks are made with Metropolis Coffee Co. Redline espresso. And we proudly offer a rotating variety of brewed coffees from Coffee Express Roasting Co. For those of you who are not as fond of coffee we offer a variety of organic teas from Rishi Tea.
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Description: Serving Traverse City for over 23 years, we aim to provide beverages and baked goods of the highest quality! All of our tasty treats are baked fresh daily in our in-house bakery and we offer a variety of vegan and gluten-free options. Our espresso drinks are made with Metropolis Coffee Co. Redline espresso. And we proudly offer a rotating variety of brewed coffees from Coffee Express Roasting Co. For those of you who are not as fond of coffee we offer a variety of organic teas from Rishi Tea.
Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
456 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“The best place for coffee and pastries in TC”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Good espresso (et al) and terrific home made scones, muffins and bagels. Good Harbor is on on Traverse City's main drag (Front Street) with good parking. Nice staff and unbeatable goodies to go with the pastries. Light lunch items are also available--also homemade. This place was one of the highlights of our visit to TC and mid-Michigan.

  • Visited June 2014
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Streator, Illinois
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46 reviews
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“It's tiny, but the coffees and pastries are way big!”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We try to visit Traverse City, Michigan at least once a year and when we do, one of our first stops in Good Harbor Coffee & Bakery. Our preference is a good brewed flavored coffee, and Good Harbor accommodates nicely. The shop is cozy with a few stools at the window. There is hubbub, but it's a joyful sound for beginning the day. People are friendly, the pastries are beautifully homemade, and the entire experience just makes us happy. Love the Snickerdoodle flavored coffee!

  • Visited April 2014
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good coffee”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in to grab a quick cup of coffee. Service and coffee was good, didn't have any pastries. Was in and out pretty quickly.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Woody_cm
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Mackinac Island, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“POOR SERVICE...”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Apparently unless you're a local resident you don't matter. I went there with my future mother-in-law this past weekend and it took 20 minutes to get our coffee as the barista socialized with every local that walked in and decided to serve them before us. She made no effort to engage us in conversation and her demeanor was rather cold.To say we felt put off was an understatement. Apparently new faces aren't welcome.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank mr615
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hot Mocha is fantastic”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

I have worked in the coffee world for past 15 years and have had good espresso drinks vs many poor ones. I checked Trip Advisor while in T-City and read the Mochas are great. The mocha they made me was......TOP NOTCH!!! Temperature was right, first sip was not all whip cream, chocolate was fully distributed (wasn't all at bottom of drink), balance of espresso and chocolate was right on. Actually the chocolate is addictive and wasn't too sweet or too bitter. You need to try one yourself to fully understand why I'm craving one now. Well done!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Servicegetsit
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