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Food Dance Cafe

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401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5839 (Pitcher St.)
+1 269-382-1888
07:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a special place for lunch in downtown Kalamazoo. A great atmosphere and gourmet food with all natural, healthy ingredients. Cost is relatively high but very much worth it, with good service. Their unique onsite bakery/deli/wine gift shop offers a wide selection of choice items. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Kristine T
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Somewhat pricey for ordinary food. But, I love the gift area. It's quaint and unique. A place to try to form your own opinion. Right here in downtown Kalamazoo.

Thank Sherri K
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food Dance is my favorite place to go for breakfast in Kalamazoo. I live here and have been many many times. I order The Bolero over and over. It is an egg scramble with artichokes, spinach, green onions and feta cheese. It comes with freshly made potatoes and a choice of scone, muffin or toast. And it is delicious! They... More 

Thank FriendInMichigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has wonderful, wholesome selections. I love the fact that they use local sources for many items. Entrees are all excellent. But, consistently I feel their service does not match the quality of the food nor the atmosphere. It seems that the staff are assigned too many tables and I've seen staff hurrying around, yet unable to get to... More 

Thank Tracey T
troy, michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here 2 times and have had a great meal both times. The menu is unique featuring house made items and local ingredients.

Thank troymitraveler
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the choices on the menu. I love the mac and cheese. It is so good! Everything is fresh and made to order. Kalamazoo has a jewel in Food Dance.

Thank Thatsapizz
Sanford, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we lived in Kalamazoo, this was of our favorite date night places when we wanted a great higher end meal. Now that we live across state, it's still one of our favorite places if we have a chance when we're in town. The menu always changes, I had the Pad Thai last time, and it was amazing!!

Thank elaine1995
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had brunch at Food Dance Cafe on a Sunday morning. The restaurant is in downtown Kalamazoo in an old building that has been nicely restored. I had White Fish scrambled eggs. It was delicious. The service was very good: prompt and cordial. Try the ketchup. It is prepared in the restaurant and it is really good.

Thank Christian T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu includes a variety of interesting dishes and enough tame ones to satisfy everyone. The service was fantastic from multiple staff people. Portions were enormous, but sadly I could only eat about half of what was on my plate. I had the Do-si-do omelet with home fries, which was great. Others in out party had the pad thai (very... More 

Thank ellen2321
Portage, Michigan
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are local residents and we always enjoy Food Dance. A classy casual place with locally sourced menu and great ambiance. Much better than chain restaurants. My father in law who is picky claims their burger was the best burger he had ever eaten. The only thing that's changed lately is the parking. The lot behind the restaurant is always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5839
    (Pitcher St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-1888
For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and sustainable local food system. We support artisans who practice craft food processes that have been around for generations-growing, raising, preserving, curing, aging, pickling, butchering and more. For Food Dance, it's about the connection with the people and places their food comes from-authentic people and authentic food that's true to its source. Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner-guests are served the freshest menu items in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. We offer private dining space for celebrations or larger groups as well as catering and delivery. We host cooking classes and special dinners throughout the year - aimed to introduce guests to new elements of the culinary and agricultural worlds. Our on-site market offers amazing ingredients sourced from their family of purveyors-from sustainable, humanely raised meats, sausages and artisan cheeses to fresh baked bread, pastries and savory baked goods.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?