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Johan's Cafe

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327 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1414
+1 231-347-3815
09:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 14:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Bay City, Michigan
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1,278 reviews
587 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I wanted a coffee, and found this place. They had a good variety of baked goods available, along with some breakfast items. So, this is where I had my breakfast. The coffee was excellent! I had a breakfast sandwich with a scrambled egg in it, along with a bakery item. Both were delicious. They mostly have indoor seating, with 2... More 

Thank tymetraveler222
Milan, Michigan
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My Wife and I ate at Johan's for breakfast just this past Friday. We had a couple excellent bagel breakfast sandwiches, coffee and an excellent nutty donut. The coffee is what you would expect from most coffee places these days...pretty good. The baked goods were stellar! My salt bagel and my Wife's Everything bagel were excellent...perfect chewy and crispy. The... More 

Thank Patrick S
Morris, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The coffee was OK. When I asked the older man working behind the counter if they had any cream, besides the prepackaged ones stored at room temperature, his response was "Oh you're one of those people". Then he lectured me about how there was nothing wrong with them. The donut was from the day before, not fresh.

Morris, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Maybe it was just an off day, but the cinnamon roll that I had was stale like it was from the day before. I also had a cup of dark roast coffee and it tasted weak. Probably will not stop in again.

Thank tomel942
Waterford, Michigan
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Sadly (or maybe this is a good thing) I am addicted to any food containing sugar, flour, and butter: i.e., pastries, cookies, tarts - you get the picture. But as you all may have noticed finding a "real" bakery is becoming exceedingly difficult nowadays. So I was happy while wandering down the main street of Charlevoix, to come across this... More 

Thank RickMichigan1
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

From the standard glazed yeast, huge cinnamon rolls with the taste of cinnamon in every bite, blueberry scone with a taste of blueberries throughout and chocolatey hot chocolate with loads of whipped cream you will definitely get your sugar buzz on but not killingly sweet. Worth a trip. Your taste buds will thank you.

Thank Jill H
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Stick with what they're good at - donuts and bagels. Everything bagel toasted with cream cheese is great. Avoid the menu items - my husband ordered a breakfast wrap which consisted of a microwaved egg, microwaved slice of bacon, slice of cheddar cheese in a white flour tortilla. He just looked at it and said "this is depressing." Not even... More 

Thank SullivanAbbey
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great homemade super soft bread and yummy flavored mayos, along with thinly sliced deli meats and veggies made great sandwiches. I had the turkey club and my hubby had the round lake. I ordered a grilled cheese for my oldest son and my youngest had the morning bagel, with sliced tomatoes and avocado and a side of bacon and cream... More 

Thank DarthVaderHater
Jonesville, Michigan
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

It was tough finding a non-fast food place that was open for lunch on a Monday in March. We settled for this cafe and had very good sandwiches. Lots of locals occupied some tables and greeted each other by name as they came and went. The counter person was very friendly and gave us excellent suggestions for lunch.

Thank MiMisterMike
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I had the "Peachy" my wife had the French Dip. Both were very good. Not much ambiance. The sandwiches were better than the bakery.

Thank Mike V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1414
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
  • Phone Number: +1 231-347-3815
has been a pastry shop, now he's opened it up to a quaint little cafe

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