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Sweet Water Cafe

517 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855-3517
+1 906-226-7009
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
517 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855-3517
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

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
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank Snowshoemqt
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...More

1  Thank Sarah B
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
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...More

Thank WIHibiscus
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
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...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.

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...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...More

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
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...More

1  Thank Tgirlnc
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I heard they make delicious blueberry pie. I didn't find it in the menu. Can I get some info about it, please
8 August 2016|
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Response from SweetWaterCafe | Property representative |
Hi there Vadim B, Sorry for the late reply. We don't get online much here. To answer your question, our pies are seasonal. We sell pies starting in June and running into September. Our selection each week varies with... More
Do you have gluten-free options?
6 July 2016|
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Response from SweetWaterCafe | Property representative |
Yes, many of our breakfast & lunch items as well as several dinner entrees can be made to accommodate gluten-free diners.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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.