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The Golden Brown Bakery Cafe

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421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-3418
06:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 17:30
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United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't say anything bad about "the Brown Betty" as my family and I call it. The first year we went to South Haven for a girls' weekend, we stopped here, and been coming ever since for over 10 years. Nice cafeteria cafe, GREAT bakery with homemade favorites of scones, muffins, pastries of all gut busting kinds. We love her... More 

Thank Steve H
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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319 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We never miss a chance to stop here, as they always have a nice selection of goodies available. Our personal favorite is to pick up a pound of the butter cookies, with icing, with a mixed variety. They are delicious. We share then with the family once we get home, otherwise all of that walking would be for nothing. ;-)... More 

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Muncie, Indiana
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313 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The staff wasn't overly welcoming, but you can get a couple dozen cookies for about $5. Kids had fun picking out cookies for the weekend trip. While there are dozens of cookie varieties, the taste wasn't amazing, but it was a good stop. Also gluten free options.

Thank indyemmett
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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161 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of options with great prices! This bakery has everything from cookies and pies, to breads, donuts, and brownies! The prices were great too!

Thank rbeccal0511
Middleville, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Found this GEM by accident, I saw someone come out with some donuts and had to go inside, found out they served breakfast and it was awesome and very cheap.

Thank bernie k
Fishers, Indiana
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207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It has become a tradition to stop here for Donuts and coffee before we depart on our fishing charters. Yum! The donuts are great. The other sweets look good, but we have never tried them. The staff was very friendly, especially for 6:30 in the morning. We will continue to come by before we depart on future trips.

Thank TheStolleFamily
Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We browsed, looking for just the right thing; when we found this sweet shop, we felt we struck gold! The second dozen cookies was a penny if you purchased the first dozen for $5.99...we tried all different flavors to rate them. The best were the German Chocolate chip cookies, then molasses and oatmeal raisin. Not a fan of these flavors,... More 

Thank Countryatheart
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I had a fresh baked croissant and it was incredible. Friends had the scones and they were scrumptious!

Thank caroljoyj
Wurzburg, Germany
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We tried the pumpkin pie tartlet, a mini blueberry pie, and a croissant. All were delicious and priced fairly. Highly recommended for real American baked goods.

Thank american_girl_abroad
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Breakfast was weird for 1rst timers. Have to get up to get own coffee, Bakery was disappointed in Tiramisu, was from frozen and was more like 'cake' then actual desert, nice selection of pastries

Thank Maria T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-3418

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