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Centre Street Cafe

1125 Centre St, Traverse City, MI 49686-3404
+1 231-946-5872
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (36 reviews)
“soups” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (14 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 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is just a diner, nothing fancy but the food. From scratch soups, salads and sandwiches. Combinations you probably wouldn't think of but delicious. Don't forget to look at back menu for weekly specials. Some of best soups we've ever had. Very generous portions. Friendly...More

Thank TravelTootser
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nice soups and interesting sandwiches. Perfect lunch fare though it is off the beaten track from downtown. Be sure to finish off with a cookie - made with brown butter. Yum.

Thank suzwriter
Reviewed 21 October 2016

There is something for everyone on the menu at this small restaurant. Yummy soups, especially the Tomato Swamp soup, sandwiches with everything you can imagine and good bread.

Thank TCFoodieMoma
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Midlothian, Illinois
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great service, wonderful sandwich (The New Yorker and the Pork Tacos) delicious!! Will definitely go back when we visit again

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 September 2016

we went in for lunch , good service and good food. they use way to much plastic stuff. does it cost any more to go eco or do the dishes?

Thank Donald M
Scott M, General Manager at Centre Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Hi Donald, I truly appreciate your concerns regarding disposables. I very much agree with you on this point and we are addressing that and will be going to all non-disposable plates, glassware and silverware within the next few months. -Pete, owner of Centre Street Café

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Very creative sandwiches, outstanding soups...such as their signature "Swamp Soup." You may even luck out and have Libby as your server!

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If your looking for fancy, chic lunch place this is not it. But if your looking for amazing food, get out of the tourist area and head to this litlle "Gourmet Urban" gem. Swap soup-loved it! Plus daily specials. My husband and I split the...More

Thank joy2006
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Centre Street is known for the Swamp Soup--don't let the name fool you! It's delicious! Always difficult to choose which wrap, sandwich or special to order.

Thank MJinTC
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Wow. Not much to look at but some of the best food you'll find. Had the swamp soup and brisket. Totally made my day. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Great, unique sandwiches. Fantastic daily specials. Swamp soup is a staple. Different than anyplace else I've ever been. Don't go for the ambience. Go for the food!

Thank John C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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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