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The Golden Brown Bakery Cafe

421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-3418
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“donuts” (32 reviews)
“cookies” (42 reviews)
“cakes” (15 reviews)
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421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

It has become a tradition to stop here for Donuts and coffee before we depart on our fishing charters. Yum! The donuts are great. The other sweets look good, but we have never tried them. The staff was very friendly, especially for 6:30 in the...More

Thank TheStolleFamily
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We browsed, looking for just the right thing; when we found this sweet shop, we felt we struck gold! The second dozen cookies was a penny if you purchased the first dozen for $5.99...we tried all different flavors to rate them. The best were the...More

Thank Countryatheart
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I had a fresh baked croissant and it was incredible. Friends had the scones and they were scrumptious!

Thank caroljoyj
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We tried the pumpkin pie tartlet, a mini blueberry pie, and a croissant. All were delicious and priced fairly. Highly recommended for real American baked goods.

Thank american_girl_abroad
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Breakfast was weird for 1rst timers. Have to get up to get own coffee, Bakery was disappointed in Tiramisu, was from frozen and was more like 'cake' then actual desert, nice selection of pastries

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Good donuts, eclairs & pies...plus the fudge is tasty. Bagels, cakes & cookies all looked fresh, but we couldn't try everything !

Thank Cuencathom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place is my perfect morning destination. Not only a tourist stop, but you get a glimpse of the locals too. Love the outdoor tables, could sit for hours (and have a time or two) drinking endless coffee and people watching. The BEST chocolate creme...More

Thank JLO910
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here after walking the beach. They got fresh cookies, a dozen different types. Each cookie is .60 or buy a dozen for $5.99 get a dozen for .1. We got 5 different kinds sugar, blueberry chip, double chocolate, peanut butter, molasses. They are...More

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The coffee is great and the pastries are the best. Doughnuts were a step above Dunkin Donuts and Crispy Cream. One morning I tried breakfast from the restaurant and it is just average to not so good. It has always been crowded when I have...More

Thank LouieBran
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This place is a bakery that also has seating for breakfast and lunch, including a few outside tables. Food is simple, basic, but decent. They feature daily specials. Not haute cuisine - but just fine for a quick meal.

Thank Pamela C
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Peggy T
Can we bring our 10 lb little dog with us?
2 March 2015|
Response from Rocky1948 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but ytheyhave outdoor seating
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail