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Sweet Water Cafe

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517 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855-3517
+1 906-226-7009
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Veli rat, Croatia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this place for breakfast after a tip from one friend. The place is charmy, We had breakfast There. Expansive.

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Thank Marin U
Traverse City, Michigan
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308 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife and I had breakfast at Sweet Water a couple years ago. We left quite ambivalent....her dish was terrific, mine not so. So we came back for a second visit on a recent trip to Marquette. Again, the same reaction. My dish--a simple breakfast sandwich--was nicely done, and the locally-sourced bacon delicious. Her dish--a sort of oatmeal/grain/nuts medley--arrived tepid.... More 

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Thank MongoSchwartz
SweetWaterCafe, Manager at Sweet Water Cafe, responded to this review

We at Sweet Water would like to apologize for your experience here. Our service was clearly sub-par here along with the food we served you. Thank you for writing this review, we will do our best to make sure this doesn't happen again. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My girlfriend and I decided to try out Sweet Water and what a mistake that was. After we got sat it took about 10-15 minutes for the server to actually say anything to us. When she did finally acknowledge us she didn't introduce herself or even say anything besides "ready to order?" We both got the Cafe Scramble and that... More 

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Thank Alex E
SweetWaterCafe, Manager at Sweet Water Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Alex, First of all I would like to apologize for the terrible experience you had at the Sweet Water Cafe. You have brought up several very important points that we failed on. We are working now to correct them and in the future hope to provide better quality service and food. Thank you for writing this review, as it... More 

Newark, Delaware
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Enjoyed the variety on the menu. The service was fantastic and for a quick and delicious breakfast, this is a good spot.

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Thank Kita R
Cary, NC
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I was in town for four days while my mother was in the hospital and desperate for fresh, healthy, delicious food. I am so grateful that I found Sweet Water Cafe. I ate there three days in a row and have to say they are a bright spot in an area with little to offer in the way of healthy... More 

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Thank Tgirlnc
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My friend who lives in Marquette recommended this place for dinner when I said we were looking for somewhere to have a hamburger. This place specializes in grass fed beef and other organic food selections. Our burgers were scrumptious. I likes the carrot chips with homemade hummus instead of fries or potato chips. I loaded my burger with bacon, sauteed... More 

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Thank GBpedsRN4life
Marinette, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great soup, it was bacon cheeseburger - very unusual! Service was friendly and prompt. I will definiately stop in again.

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Thank Robin-in-WI
SweetWaterCafe, Manager at Sweet Water Cafe, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again! More 

Homer, Alaska
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were visiting Marquette overnight and met up at Sweet Water with friends who live in town, their recommendation. I really enjoyed the menu, a nice mix of traditional breakfast options and quirky, unique ingredient combinations. Seaweed in breakfast potatoes? Delicious and something I will now try at home. The coffee was good and plentiful while we perused our menus.

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Thank Catriona R
SweetWaterCafe, Manager at Sweet Water Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. If you are serious about the seaweed in breakfast potatoes, try cooking the potatoes with soy sauce and adding a light drizzle of toasted sesame oil when you pull them out of the pan. More 

Commerce Township
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at a fair share of restaurants in my lifetime and honestly I have to put this in the bottom 10% of restaurants of I have eaten at. Just because they are serving organic products does not mean their prices have to be outrageous with food was subpar lacking flavour, no creativity, and for a place that makes... More 

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Thank D6114PSjamesb
SweetWaterCafe, Manager at Sweet Water Cafe, responded to this review

We at Sweet Water Cafe would like to apologize to your and your family for the sub-par dining experience you had here. We strive to provide quality, healthy, locally sourced food and it sounds like we failed you the other night. While many of our ingredients are from local sources we don't prominently display that information. In regards to the... More 

woodstock, il
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

went for breakfast on saturday morning before shopping and was glad we stopped because the breakfast was wonderful and enough to sustain us for the morning. eggs were great bread no matter which you choose has a wonderful taste and texture. loved this so much we came back on sunday before leaving town and tried the sausage which is so... More 

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Thank jc l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855-3517
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Marquette
  • Phone Number: +1 906-226-7009
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.

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