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The Golden Brown Bakery Cafe

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421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-3418
06:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 17:30
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wanted croissants and coffee for my morning walk. Golden Brown delivered. Very good, fresh croissant. OK coffee. Also got a bearclaw. The nuts (real filberts) on it were rancid. Price was quite reasonable. All in all, a good place. I consider the old nuts a fluke.

Thank albert_hines
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Donuts are very dry. The "morning glory" muffin is out of sight! I stick to muffins when I go because they are very moist....they are not all created equal but are still moist. Donuts taste like they are very old....every time we go. Staff is also very blah. I assume it's because they get tired of dealing with "tourists".....but come... More 

Thank Punky6913
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the bakery to have lunch in the diner side. The staff was unwelcoming and rude. They man taking our order sighed and rolled his eyes when we walked up to the counter. We weren't sure what we wanted to order so he sighed again and dropped his pen and notepad down on the counter and walked around... More 

Thank IWannaSeeItAll1968
South Haven, Michigan
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They always have a great selection. My favs are their cake donuts. But they have so much to choose from that its hard to select!

Thank kaseymurphy2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious and beautiful selection of treats--you WILL find something you love here. I had the long John--delish. My friend had a doughnut but wasn't impressed.

Thank Hikergal66
United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I can't say anything bad about "the Brown Betty" as my family and I call it. The first year we went to South Haven for a girls' weekend, we stopped here, and been coming ever since for over 10 years. Nice cafeteria cafe, GREAT bakery with homemade favorites of scones, muffins, pastries of all gut busting kinds. We love her... More 

Thank Steve H
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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384 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We never miss a chance to stop here, as they always have a nice selection of goodies available. Our personal favorite is to pick up a pound of the butter cookies, with icing, with a mixed variety. They are delicious. We share then with the family once we get home, otherwise all of that walking would be for nothing. ;-)... More 

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Muncie, Indiana
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312 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The staff wasn't overly welcoming, but you can get a couple dozen cookies for about $5. Kids had fun picking out cookies for the weekend trip. While there are dozens of cookie varieties, the taste wasn't amazing, but it was a good stop. Also gluten free options.

Thank indyemmett
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of options with great prices! This bakery has everything from cookies and pies, to breads, donuts, and brownies! The prices were great too!

Thank rbeccal0511
Middleville, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Found this GEM by accident, I saw someone come out with some donuts and had to go inside, found out they served breakfast and it was awesome and very cheap.

Thank bernie k

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
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: +1 269-637-3418

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