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“Great breakfast!”
Review of Sweet Water Cafe

Sweet Water Cafe
Ranked #14 of 115 Restaurants in Marquette
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, International
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Sweet Water Cafe is a natural foods restaurant, cafe, bakery, and bar in beautiful Marquette, Michigan serving good food made from scratch using whole, natural, organic, and local ingredients. The philosophy of real food extends to everything on our menu. We select and purchase ingredients that are nearest their natural state; fresh, wholesome and full of nutrients. We then use these ingredients to make our menu, including breads, soups, sauces, entrees, dressings, desserts and cookies from our own recipes. No synthetically hydrogenated fats, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives are ever used in our cooking. The Cafe's staff of chefs, bakers, servers, cleaners and service managers take pride in carrying on the tradition of making good food from scratch, using natural, organic and local ingredients as much as possible. You will find traditional and alternative food and drink. Our recipes and cooking techniques are derived from the diversity of Earth's cultures. Our style of "multicultural cuisine" represents a living art because it borrows from, rather than replicates, traditional ethnic cuisines. It is our mission to provide a broad spectrum of quality, freshly-prepared meals served quickly and professionally in a clean and smoke-free environment.
Marquette, Michigan
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We love the basic breakfast (eggs, toast, meat and potatoes), along with the fresh squeezed OJ and lemonade. Their breakfast specials are great as well. Wait staff is great, and the place is baby friendly.

Visited April 2014
Thank Linda C
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  • English first
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English first
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Too expensive”
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

The food was great but not any better than the place i ate at yesterday for a fraction of the cost. You arevpaying for local ingredients and i can appreciate that. But i was sick after i saw the check.

1 Thank P B
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Traverse City, Michigan
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339 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Good, not great”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

There are plenty of reasons to want to like Sweet Water. The breakfast menu is interesting and funky. The room is bright and pleasant. And it tries hard. Perhaps, too hard.

We visited there one morning for breakfast. My wife opted for the "Breakfast Cobb Salad." While the menu said the eggs would be "over easy" they were more "over medium." And, surprisingly they were out of the ranch dressing advertised in the menu. She opted for a feta/dill selection as well. Still, the combination worked. On the other hand the "Breakfast Scramble," which I had, was very odd. The tamari and garlic/butter sauté imparts an odd, off-flavor. And the odd admixture of sausage AND tofu is odder still. Worse, there has to be nearly a full package of tofu in the scramble. And, for those of you paying attention (as I was) "Scramble" does NOT include eggs. That's extra.

They also offer several different options for toast to accompany to them. I opted for the three-seed, my wife for the Russian rye. Both were nondescript. Also, each was sliced too wide for toast. The coffee was weak and bland. Somehow we expected something with more of a coffeehouse quality and were served a more basic diner-style brew instead.

As a side dish we chose some grilled potatoes. Good, but the Cajun season again was uninspiring. Worse, when I asked for a small side of sour cream to accompany the spuds, I was charged an extra buck. It would have been nice to have been advised of the upcharge whenordering.

All in all, I can't see a compelling reason to return.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank MongoSchwartz
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Manistique, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Love this place! Our family favorite :) A great choice if you are looking for unprocessed food. Love the fish Reuben !!!!

Thank Amys6girl
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Afternoon Lunch”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We just happened to find the Sweet Water Café and were very pleased. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The décor was very interesting and enjoyable to view the quilt art. I would definitely eat there again.

Visited January 2014
Thank MaryKayOwosso
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