We serve a variety of sandwiches, made-from-scratch soups, salads with organic greens, and plates of pasta with house-made dressings.
Check our daily specials for entrees made with fresh local ingredients!
Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Based on 57 Reviews
17:13 30 Apr 21
I LOVE Centre Street Cafe. They have a large menu, and all of the food is always delicious. The staff is super... friendly. Today, I was waiting for a to-go order - they were super busy and I waited for only an extra 5 minutes probably. The cashier apologized for the wait (which wasn't a big deal at all!) and offered a free cookie on my way out, which was super nice. I just wish they were open on weekends as well. One of the greatest places to eat in TC, for sure.read more
01:35 01 Apr 21
Great eclectic menu, I tried the pulled pork tacos - fantastic.
19:04 11 Mar 21
This is the best kept secret in Traverse City. Foodies be prepared to be blown away by the atmosphere's simplicity,... juxtaposed by the food's complexity. I have been going here for 15 years and it is still a must stop for lunch. Enjoy.read more
20:07 16 Feb 21
Best lunch spot in town for healthy creative choices. They are fast too. Does get busy around the regular lunch hour.
00:23 07 Jan 21
The food was good. Great social distancing. I can't wait to be able to eat inside again.
17:56 05 Oct 20
This was our first time here! Thanks to Mary! It was delicious! Very enjoyable! Soup and sandwiches r incredible! We... highly recommend this place for lunch,if u come to TC. Thanks again Mary! We will be back!read more
20:03 30 Sep 20
Fantastic gourmet sandwiches. Reasonable prices. If you're in the Traverse City area looking for good food I highly... recommend this place.read more
20:50 16 Sep 20
We were only in Traverse City for a week and ate here 3 times. Each time we tried something different. Everything we... tried was delicious. Prices are reasonable and service was great. I highly recommend the soup and half sandwich combo.read more
14:05 14 Sep 20
I’ve been enjoying food from Centre Street Cafe for nearly 20 years. The food is always delicious, fresh, and . . .... how DO they come up with these awesome combinations? The service is terrific and their staff doesn’t turn over much which tells me they like working here—all around a win/win. One of my favorite places in Traverse City!read more
18:13 12 Sep 20
Yummy food and great service. Love the fiesta wrap and swamp soup.
23:00 09 Sep 20
I love this place! I’ve been here a few times and they never disappoint. Even after moving downstate to Detroit, their... standards still hold up. Always so fresh and I enjoy getting chips and bean dip instead of the usual fries as a side with your wraps. Their Cherry Chicken Salad is always amazing too.read more
17:48 08 Sep 20
As usual the place is busy at lunch time. But the food is always fresh and delishes and the mood brings you back... whenever you're close by!,,👍😎read more
15:41 02 Sep 20
Very inconsistent with portions. Don't get anything with chicken. Chicken has always been very dry.
00:13 29 Aug 20
Sandwich was great and the soup was amazing. They were getting slammed with online/phone orders but were still able to... take care of us.read more
18:13 28 Aug 20
A fabulous choice for lunch! Excellent, friendly service and wonderful sandwiches and wraps. Loved the bean dip too! We... live two hours away, but this will definitely be a regular stop when we are in town.read more
23:54 28 Jul 20
This was my first time visiting Centre Street Cafe. This is basically a little known sandwich shop/ diner. The staff... was polite and professional. We ordered our sandwich, cookie and soup to go for take out. Everything was made quickly and to our order. In all a very pleasant first visit. We had the Bay Sandwich that was on special, which was a whitefish sandwich. The sandwich was panini style and was excellent. Great work Centre Street Cafe!read more
17:25 20 Jul 20
Everything I’ve ever had here (and that’s a lot) has been incredibly delicious. One of the best restaurants in TC.
14:06 18 Jul 20
Delicious sandwiches and an amazing salad. The sandwiches all came with chips and black bean dip which was a pleasant... surprise. The staff were all super nice as well.read more
17:05 12 Jun 20
Best soup/sandwich/salad place ever! What a incredible menu!
00:18 01 Mar 20
Awesome place tucked out of the way. Delicious sandwiches and soup
17:04 18 Feb 20
Enjoyed a healthy lunch here. Swamp soup is amazing. Good staff. So glad to find a local owned business.
01:43 12 Feb 20
Was introduced to this place recently. Nice but very different healthy selections on the menu. A little more costly... than a traditional family restaurant but food quality is top notch.read more
17:29 10 Feb 20
Incredible! Don’t miss out on the swamp soup- micro greens on my Samny is the best!
17:49 27 Dec 19
The staff and food here are both wonderful! I have a gluten and egg allergy and they went above and beyond to... accommodate. Definitely one of our new favorite spots in Traverse City.read more
10:41 18 Dec 19
Really, really quality soups and sandwiches. Fresh ingredients in smart combos. Servers are effortlessly friendly and... quick on the uptake. How they prep it all from such a tiny space behind the counter is a small wonder. A tight ship all around.read more
19:11 11 Aug 18
Great soup and sandwich shop, they have other things like tacos, pasta salads, mac and cheese, I usually stick with... soup and salad. Everything is always fresh and delicious. I love the mushroom soup. The staff is always very nice and quick to greet you. This is a hidden gem in TC, a little off the beaten path, but a great place.read more