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Brewster's Italian Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, Pizza,
11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
+1 269-469-3005
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cookies” (56 reviews)
“meatballs” (27 reviews)
“pizza” (128 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Great service from Jessica and the sommelier the eve before Thanksgiving. I had the fall salad and the warm dressing and greens accentuated the flavors of brown butter apples, smoked bacon and blue cheese dressing. My husband had the steak salad with potatoes and I...More

Thank design007
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Four of us went to Brewster's on a Sunday evening. An unexpected crowd slowed things down, but we were seated in the bar and promptly served drinks while we waited. The waiter was very straightforward and apologetic about the delay. all in all, service was...More

Thank RiderDan48
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here twice during my stay in New Buffalo. The first time was for drinks and apps! The thin crust pizza and artichoke dip rocked! Had the meatball entree for dinner on Sweetest Day! The service was very good inside and out. Loved the...More

Thank richandkim04
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

We'll make sure to pass this along to Nate & Dara. They are quite the memorable guys! Thanks so much for your kind words, hope you'll stop by the next time you're in town.

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We used to come here years ago when we lived in the area. The food did not disappoint nor the service. We got the meal for two. We started with house salads, but could have had soup. Next came a two topping pizza. We got...More

1  Thank Wheels282
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Sounds like a wonderful evening! So glad you were able to come back while in town. We're lucky to have such longstanding customers. Hope to see you next time you're back in the area!

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We had all ages, different palates and all hungry! The dinners for 2 were a hit! Delicious food, gracious and kind waiters! We had 12 loving members of our family so thrilled to be together, enjoy the ambiance and Blessed time together! Thank you for...More

Thank T9885SYpaulineb
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

It was our pleasure, thank you for choosing us! There are few things better than getting together with loved ones and catching up, and we're happy to have been a part of that for your family. Cheers!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We popped in early one evening and had a very good pizza. What we saw other people eating looked well prepared too.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food... great for lunch or dinner. Delicious muffins too! Everything I have tried is good. Pizza, pasta, salads... perfect for a date or with friends. Always friendly service.

Thank naturelover7531
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you! Much appreciated :)

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough about this place. Great outdoor area. Dinning by two fireplaces inside. Staff is excellent. Pizza is great! All meals are great. Have ate here several times and I always look forward to coming back. Highly recommended!More

Thank Coach97
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

So glad you've enjoyed everything on your visits! The changing menu keeps it interesting for everyone! The kitchen gets to be creative and the rest of us are looking forward to what's next. You'll have to come by sometime soon and check out our weekend...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Excellent Italian food! Love the salad with their signature dressing and love the tortellini salad. The four cheese pizza is also a MUST HAVE. Outside seating is very nice and uniquely set up for individual table privacy. Brewster's also offers a beautiful, private wine room...More

Thank Karlottajane
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

We wouldn't be here today if it weren't for the community and the surrounding area's continued support, so it's the least we can do. It's always fun for us to see families who return year after year to catch up and just hang out, so...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We often eat at Brewsters, mostly at lunch. Most recently, Oct. 2 lunch enjoying their evergreen bordered outside "rooms" and the 80 degree heatwave. We chose the special pasta/seafood entree with squash filled ravioli with sinful, buttery cream sauce Plus a Grinder sandwich with cheese,...More

Thank BobandME
Margaux F, Marketing Manager at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you! Will pass along the compliments to the chef :) Those burgers down the street are delicious though..we'd be lying if we said we didn't look forward to the day they open every year!

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11 September 2016|
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Response from Impackedletsgo | Reviewed this property |
Just go try this place! Super romantic and not pricey!
23 April 2016|
Response from Alice S | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations. It's first come, first serve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 60
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-3005
  • E-mail
Over the last 25 years, Brewster's Italian Cafe` has grown from a small bakery to a full-service Italian restaurant in the heart of Harbor Country. Located in downtown New Buffalo, Michigan, Brewster's offers seasonally-inspired items and locally sourced ingredients that change every meal, every day. Our chefs meticulously select only the highest quality ingredients that reflect the true nature of what it means to eat rustic Italian cuisine. Whether you're looking for a classic plate of spaghetti and meatballs or a handmade pizza from our wood fire oven, Brewster's Italian Cafe is more than just your average Italian restaurant. Along with our ever-changing menu, we also make most of our desserts right here at the restaurant, including our creme brûlée and tiramisu. We proudly serve local craft brews from the likes of Greenbush Brewery and Bell's Brewing along with our extensive craft cocktail list featuring the finest of liquor from Journeyman Distillery. Our outdoor patio is perfect for any occasion as we accommodate to your specific needs-whether it be a special event or just a night out with the girls, Brewster's has something for everyone. Our menu changes every day, our chefs are constantly creating new dishes and flavor combinations, but our tradition remains the same from day one: provide the highest-quality ingredients that reflect the beauty in the simplicity of Italian fare.
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