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Sweet Water Cafe

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517 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855-3517
+1 906-226-7009
08:00 - 21:00
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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't think we've been to Marquette visiting our NMU student without going to Sweet Water for a meal. Great selection and service. I had fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and it was so good!

Thank Kathie_65
Marquette, Michigan
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit under the new ownership. My wife really had a craving for French toast so that is what we ordered. It was good (not exceptional) but there bacon was disappointing. We had ordered our bacon not crisp (knowing that is hard to do). Out r bacon turned out to be quite crispy and also kind of dried out like... More 

1 Thank Snowshoemqt
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been here three times now and I am simply done. I agree with the other reviews that the food is just bland. It is always well presented and looks nice, but the moment you take a bit it is a huge disappointment. On taste and flavor alone, this place is simply not worth the hefty price they ask.

Thank Sarah B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We had dinner here twice while visiting Marquette. Both meals were creative and tasty. The service was good and the dessert was also yummy. I have also eaten lunch here in the past, and the salad I had was great. Would definitely return.

Thank Hope S
Appleton, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

My husband has been here before. It was my first visit. We ordered soup, salad and entrees. Two tables, a group of 6 and a couple were seated 5-10 minutes after we ordered but their soup was delivered before we got anything. After we asked the waiter to check on our order, he returned to let us know they were... More 

Thank WIHibiscus
Veli rat, Croatia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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

Thank Marin U
Traverse City, Michigan
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327 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 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 

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 

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 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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

Thank Kita R
Cary, NC
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?