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Downtown

The Downtown Café is our original location that opened in 1993 on the corner of Kalamazoo Ave. and Water St. in Kalamazoo, MI. The building dates back to 1934, originally housing Triangle Gasoline and Service station; the oil change pit is where our current dining area resides. When the studying and work is done, sit back and enjoy a craft cocktail or refreshing local beer.

Hours

Monday – Thursday

6:30am – 8:00pm

Friday

6:30am – 9:00pm

Saturday

7:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday

7:30am – 6:00pm

315 East Water Street Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-373-2840

In the heart of the hustle and bustle.

Come to the center of downtown to enjoy our cozy indoor seating lit by a wall of floor to ceiling windows, decorated with our signature sunburst lights and frequently updated local artwork. Our popular outdoor patio seating has shaded and sunny options and is dog-friendly.

MENU Featured ITEMS


NEW! Veggie Egg Cup

Red Pepper, poblano pepper, cheddar cheese, green onion, spinach, and eggs whipped together for a vegetarian delight.



NEW! Egg and Cheddar Cheese Scone

House-made cheddar scone with egg, spinach, and a garlic tomato cream cheese spread.
Add a sausage patty for .50 or 2 slices of bacon for .75.



NEW! Lemon Ricotta Cake

Light and fluffy lemon cake served with blackberry preserves and whipped cream.

We love that our roots are in the center of downtown Kalamazoo and that the building we call home once fueled comings and goings just as we do today. The Downtown Café has woven itself into the lives of Kalamazoo residents and visitors.

Like our other locations, the Downtown Café offers fresh house roasted coffee, full espresso bar, loose-leaf teas, shakes, smoothies, and more. Downtown favorites include Iced Coffee with a BANG, Sleeping Bear Mocha, and Dolce de Leche.

And don’t forget to pair your beverage of choice with one of our food favorites. With a sizeable deli, the Downtown Café has great choices to enjoy in the café or to take with you for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Tempt your tastebuds with one of our made from scratch baked goods, homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, savories and the most incredible and unique dessert varieties; all handmade using real ingredients in our very own Kitchen.

While you’re there visit our retail walls for an ever-changing selection of bagged coffee, teas, home brewing equipment, travel mugs, t-shirts and other coffee goods.

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Locations

Café

Downtown

The original Water Street Coffee Joint rich with character and located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo since 1993.

Open Today: 6:30am – 8:00pm

Café

Oakland

A welcoming neighborhood coffee shop and foodie stop with spacious indoor and outdoor seating.

Open Today: 6:00am – 8:00pm

Café

Borgess

An oasis for Borgess Hospital staff, patients, and visitors with ample natural light and seating.

Open Today: 6:00am – 9:00pm

Café | Drive-thru

Portage

Unique hang out and dining areas, complete with commuter-friendly drive-thru and flavor rich slow bar.

Open Today: 6:30am – 7:00pm

Drive-thru

Sprinkle

Our first drive-thru only location with dual-lane ordering and all of your favorite drinks and food.

Open Today: 5:30am – 5:00pm