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Anna's Porch Cafe

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401 N Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201-1306
+1 517-783-4191
09:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Chelsea, Michigan
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Limited menu. This is attached to the gift shop and caters to lunch or brunch. Crowded seating. Good spot if you want to combine shopping and lunch.

Thank disappointed752
Jackson, Michigan
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118 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped in for unique, local gifts and decided to have lunch. Great gift ideas and lunch was very good. Smaller venue with nice menu considering. Not an everyday place but if you are looking for local gifts and get hungry, it is recommended

Thank Bluiii2cu
Jackson, Michigan
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful little café with excellent food. Great spot to meet up with friends. Great service as well.

Thank shorning
Jackson, Michigan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Anna's Porch is a ladies-who-lunch (or breakfast) kind of place. Maybe it's just me, but I find its decor to be somewhat twee and cutesy, and sometimes their menu items are the same. They're definitely driving toward their "ladies" market, and that's probably OK. Food is good, service can be slow, even when they're not crowded (which I've never seen... More 

Thank Marion V
Seattle, Washington
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204 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to catch up with friends. I am addicted to the hot crab sandwich with Italian tomato soup. The service is great and there are many delicious choices on the menu.

Thank Hayley B
Rock Island, Illinois
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We were looking for a place for lunch that would be healthy and after reading some reviews about this little place, we decided to give it a try. One of us had a huge piece of quiche with a muffin and the other had a large tomato super stuffed with a delicious chicken salad accompanied on the side with various... More 

Thank NavarroCanoe
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

This place is a little gem! Being totally unfamiliar with the area I went to Trip Advisor to look for a place to have lunch. This was pretty much the only place that offered some choices for vegetarians. We weren't too sure when we got there because it looked like a gift shop. We went in and found the cafe... More 

Thank Pam D
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

I never knew this place was even there! A friend took me for lunch, wow! It was great! So great that I took another friend 2 weeks later & she loved it also! It was really crowded & kinda loud but we had fun looking around the store. I'll be back for sure!

1 Thank michigan67
Jackson, Michigan
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

We have only been for lunch (breakfast menu looks good too). standard cafe fare, soup, salad, sandwich. Salad's are fresh. They also have kid's/comfort food chicken noodle casserole (Campbell's?) and grilled cheese. Service is friendly. Nothing too exciting but one of the better lunch stops in Jackson if you don't want a typical chain restaurant. Clean, small, can be crowded... More 

2 Thank Kathy R
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012 via mobile

This little place has great breakfast and lunch items, great coffee, sweet staff and fun decor. Wonderful for brunch with friends and a quick shop in the store. I never leave without finding a little something. It's the place I bring my foreign exchange students to for their first breakfast in America. They always love it!

2 Thank dantespaladin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 N Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201-1306
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 517-783-4191
co-located with Anna's For Your Home gift shop (same building, different spaces).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?