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Simonsen's Bakery & Cafe

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115 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI
+1 231-237-9480
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Crete, Illinois
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The is a classically trained chef from France. This is a very very fine dining experience. The chef's great skill is present in every food or baked item in the place. He has a huge following of local restaurants that buy fresh bread from him! Breakfasts are very tasty and satisfying. Baked goods are award winning. And if that wasn't... More 

2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I really, really wanted to like this place; but it must not have been in the cards. My husband, son, and I stopped in for breakfast on a Monday morning. When we first arrived, we were the only patrons there there and the owner told us that he was "getting a slow start this morning," which I can certainly appreciate... More 

Thank Maggie F
Detroit, Michigan
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic French pastry, this is the place to go. I had the apple scone and it was out of this world delicious. So glad we stopped here on a whim. The decor is reminiscent of a French side walk cafe with wrought iron tables. Just a charming place for a great pastry and conversation.

Thank Gogi365
White Lake, Michigan
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast: quiche was great and so was the breakfast sandwich. Wish we would have just ordered one of every pastry which looked incredible. Great atmosphere and reasonable prices. Good coffee.

Thank meshellmcc
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

two coffees and one AMAZING blueberry muffin. cannot get a better pasty anywhere in the area, imo. stop by to start your day.

Thank Brian S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Pretty relaxed place. We grabbed some breakfast sandwiches and coffees to bring back to our hotel room after dropping our car off at the Beaver Island ferry very early (had a couple hours to kill before our flight). It was a little pricey, but not outrageous - what I would expect to pay in a specialty shop in a resort... More 

Thank Mackenna616
Odessa, Florida
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late morning cup of coffee and decided to get the strawberry and cream crepes. Very delicious - light and flavorful, and not too sweet. Sit outside on the sidewalk or inside. We did have to wait because the are a little short handed at the moment.

Thank BostonEDK
Bloomington, Indiana
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Their pastries are good to excellent. They have a fair number of unique items that are great for breakfast or a light lunch. The staff is friendly and the prices are fair. Good coffee. We eat there about once a week and its always a treat.

Thank Robert B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I've only eaten here once, but I'd definitely go back. The service was nice and all the food looked good. I got the monte cristo sandwich and I can't wait to have it again!

Thank lizmorgan11
Detroit, Michigan
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We've been walking by this place for years and decided to have breakfast. The strawberry pancakes were wonderful but the cheese omelet was just ok. The wheat bread that came with it was delicious though. Nice fruit garnish. The coffee was meh but there are coffee drinks that we didn't try. We took a BLT wrap to go for lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
  • Phone Number: +1 231-237-9480

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