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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

€€ - €€€American, ,
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
+1 269-382-2332
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (15 reviews)
“brisket” (26 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
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1 - 10 of 707 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had to stop at the cafe and order my favorite beer - two hearted- from the source. Was very pleased to find a double two hearted on the menu. Great selection, fast service, fun and upbeat atmosphere. Outdoor seating available. If you like beer then...More

Thank kwthurst
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome place for a night out. They had fantastic beer options from the brewery and the food was good. Cant say enough about the beer cheese!

Thank konan09
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bell's Cafe is located in a cool, old building in downtown Kalamazoo. They were pretty busy but seated us very quickly & got our food out in a very reasonable time considering how busy they were. Our food was great & the beer was even...More

Thank skinnywhiz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad to pop in for lunch and have an opportunity to get a flight of some delicious taproom only beers, especially from their 6th annual barrel-aged series! Food and beer was great. Service was great. Clean restrooms. Overall experience was fantastic and highly recommended!

Thank 96Dreamer
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for these wonderful remarks! We're very happy to hear you were pleased with your recent visit, and we appreciate your support. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with this review, and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in for a late lunch and enjoyed the great brew and food. I loved the atmosphere, there is so much to look at and take in. The service was efficient and friendly and we didn't have that dreaded delay of waiting for our next...More

Thank dmalko
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for this wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear you were happy with your food, beers, and service, and we hope you'll be back again in the near future. We appreciate your continued support. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Funky decor with a lively crowd. Great selection of beers and food. I had the jambalaya, which was tasty and spicy. Good service.

Thank Ashmixy
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for this feedback! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the jambalaya and your visit as a whole, and we're already looking forward to your next. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met some friends here and the atmosphere was great. Not too packed with people, but a nice amount milling around in both dining areas and outside at picnic tables & band shell. No servers today, order beer at bar and pay for food tickets. Really...More

Thank 61tmd
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this review and providing us with your feedback! We are sorry to hear you were not impressed with the food selection, but we appreciate you providing us with these comments as we look to improve the event each year moving forward. We're...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Naturally it is amazing beer, but I was surprised by the atmosphere and the food selection. Grilled trout sandwich was awesome. Friendly staff - just great. Don't let the odd outside look fool you, it is worth a stop.

Thank DougandJ
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope you'll be back soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Kalamazoo and like beer, you absolutely have to check out Bell's. 20+ beers on tap, all Bell's brewed and including rare or impossible to find elsewhere brews, the Eccentric Cafe has to be a stop on your agenda. Live music in...More

Thank danhenry11
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this great feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with these comments, and we so grateful for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is awesome, reasonably priced. But lets face it, you come here for the beer! There are many limited edition, only-available-here beers on tap which make this well worth the trip. Check out the bar cam for the latest.

Thank Jeff B
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this great review, Jeff! We appreciate your great support, and love to hear how much you enjoy our beer. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

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Nicole M
1 October 2018|
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Response from Literarytravels | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they take reservations but even if it is busy the wait is minimal and worth it!
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Nicole M
1 October 2018|
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Response from naveaia | Reviewed this property |
Call them or go to their website and email them a question.
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kmlctravels
16 March 2018|
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Response from naveaia | Reviewed this property |
They do have wine and, they have a multitude of brews. The brews vary with the seasons. They have other drinks also like fruit juice, teas, etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
  • E-mail
Description
Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe, located next to the Bell's General Store, is home to a unique offering of craft beer, live music, entertainment, delicious food and more.Any given time, we have between 20 and 40 different beers on tap. Many are exclusive to the Cafe and are brewed right next door at our original brewery - just look for the yellow tags on the Draft Board when you visit.
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