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Centre Street Cafe

1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
+1 231-946-5872
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (37 reviews)
“soups” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 16:00All hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Searching thru TA reviews for something fresh I noticed this place. It's on a cross street that you most likely would not take unless it was to go here. Great find. Had the "swamp soup" (tomato base w/swiss and spinach), delicious. Also got a chicken...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a good lunch! 70+ yr old soup sandwich combo was a big winner. 12 year old built her own sandwich and devoured every bit. The 40+ gluten free of the group, me, had an amazing coconut curry with black rice...YUM!!! Diner feel with a...More

Thank SmilingMedusa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends recommended the Centre Street Cafe indicating that it was not what we would expect. And they were so right. All of the sandwiches soups and dinners were eclectic but were not crazily priced. And the cafe is loaded with local artwork. The sauces...More

Thank 00vette48306
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Local restaurant with exceptional menu in a non fussy atmosphere. Friendly and efficient staff, generous portions, and delicious food. Check their specials, but the salads are fresh and delicious as well as very large. If they have the gnocchi, you must order it! The curry...More

Thank Yvonne N
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Center Street Cafe offers a huge menu of unique sandwiches and soups and house specials. You will probably not find these combinations anywhere else. The swamp soup and pork belly mac and cheese are superb.

Thank Chip B
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit location! They are a small restaurant so you have to get there early for lunch in order to get a seat. They do a large carry out business as well. The atmosphere is like a diner and wait staff very...More

Thank Beenatna
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Stop here for lunch and you will be 100% satisfied. Handmade creative delicious sandwiches. Wife had the Hawaiian sandwich and loved it while I did The Ruben which was excellent. It's a small restaurant but the tables seem to clear out fast so the wait...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This diner has been a favorite for many years. Always made fresh and very tasty. My favorite is the Madagascar wrap served with homemade black bean dip & chips. Also pictured is the Foget about it Foccacia! Out of the way & worth it!

Thank CanuckL
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Excellent soup, salad and sandwich menu with daily specials. Cannot be beat for flavors, ingenuity and value. Friendly staff tops it off.

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This Well Known Cafe is eclectic, but the food is not the "OVER THE TOP" fancy Chutney Glazed Everything covered in capers, hi tone kind of eatery but more of a really, REALLY good lunch restaurant with perfectly proportioned meal sizes that range from homemade...More

Thank Adam Phillip B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-946-5872
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