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Brewster's Italian Cafe

11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
+1 269-469-3005
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (57 reviews)
“meatballs” (27 reviews)
“pizza” (132 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
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Reviewed yesterday

Had to wait about 30 minutes for a table...they have updated the bathroom (much nicer). There were 4 adults in out party. The food was outstanding, they do charge for an extra basket of bread..which was overpriced. Will return

Thank katherinemV9931JD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brewsters is a great spot for dinner, make it even better by grabbing a table outside. The food is always spot on; relaxing atmosphere, come early or definitely make a reservation.

Thank jzpurdue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice ambience, family style restaurant. Pleasant service, the staff was very friendly. The spinach dip was very good. The pizza was ok.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 4-1/2 stars on Google are well deserved. This Italian cafe serves lots of pizza, but also a short list of other Italian classics. My companion and I chose to share the dinner for 2 ($35), which includes 2 house salads with balsamic dressing, choice...More

Thank hearingsaver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brewster's is one of my favorite places to eat in the area. Their tri-colored tortellini with a house salad is my dinner of choice. Their pizzas are really good, too. In the summer, the outside patio is a pretty place to eat with umbrella covered...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is the food awesome, (wood burning pizza oven). The staff is always helpful. If they can make a dish, or pizza you had in the past, but not on the menu, they will. The ambiance, is stunning, inside, but especially out on the...More

Thank Dina S
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Great service from Jessica and the sommelier the eve before Thanksgiving. I had the fall salad and the warm dressing and greens accentuated the flavors of brown butter apples, smoked bacon and blue cheese dressing. My husband had the steak salad with potatoes and I...More

Thank design007
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Four of us went to Brewster's on a Sunday evening. An unexpected crowd slowed things down, but we were seated in the bar and promptly served drinks while we waited. The waiter was very straightforward and apologetic about the delay. all in all, service was...More

Thank RiderDan48
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here twice during my stay in New Buffalo. The first time was for drinks and apps! The thin crust pizza and artichoke dip rocked! Had the meatball entree for dinner on Sweetest Day! The service was very good inside and out. Loved the...More

Thank richandkim04
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

We'll make sure to pass this along to Nate & Dara. They are quite the memorable guys! Thanks so much for your kind words, hope you'll stop by the next time you're in town.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

We used to come here years ago when we lived in the area. The food did not disappoint nor the service. We got the meal for two. We started with house salads, but could have had soup. Next came a two topping pizza. We got...More

1  Thank Wheels282
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Sounds like a wonderful evening! So glad you were able to come back while in town. We're lucky to have such longstanding customers. Hope to see you next time you're back in the area!

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Questions & Answers
10 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Impackedletsgo | Reviewed this property |
Just go try this place! Super romantic and not pricey!
23 April 2016|
Response from Alice S | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations. It's first come, first serve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-3005
  • E-mail
Over the last 25 years, Brewster's Italian Cafe` has grown from a small bakery to a full-service Italian restaurant in the heart of Harbor Country. Located in downtown New Buffalo, Michigan, Brewster's offers seasonally-inspired items and locally sourced ingredients that change every meal, every day. Our chefs meticulously select only the highest quality ingredients that reflect the true nature of what it means to eat rustic Italian cuisine. Whether you're looking for a classic plate of spaghetti and meatballs or a handmade pizza from our wood fire oven, Brewster's Italian Cafe is more than just your average Italian restaurant. Along with our ever-changing menu, we also make most of our desserts right here at the restaurant, including our creme brûlée and tiramisu. We proudly serve local craft brews from the likes of Greenbush Brewery and Bell's Brewing along with our extensive craft cocktail list featuring the finest of liquor from Journeyman Distillery. Our outdoor patio is perfect for any occasion as we accommodate to your specific needs-whether it be a special event or just a night out with the girls, Brewster's has something for everyone. Our menu changes every day, our chefs are constantly creating new dishes and flavor combinations, but our tradition remains the same from day one: provide the highest-quality ingredients that reflect the beauty in the simplicity of Italian fare.
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