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Kalamazoo, Michigan--Breakfast and lunch?

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I'm going to be in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I'm looking for a place for a "local" breakfast and a business-y lunch. (Doesn't have to be super-formal but not fast food either for lunch.) Lunch place should have at least some veggie options. Any suggestions/ideas? Thanks!

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  1. Are you looking for the local hang-out or local sourced food?

    Food Dance, 401 Michigan Ave, in the downtown area gets a lot of press...they have food from local sources.

    The Crow's Nest, 816 Westnedge, has a great breakfast and lunch. This is a local hidden gem near the Western campus. They have a little more of an eclectic menu with many vegetarian options. It's on the second floor of a building on top of a coffee shop.

    My daughter has now graduated from college and I'll miss the Crow's Nest more than any other place in Kalamazoo.

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    Food Dance Cafe
    401 E Michigan Ave Ste 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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    1. re: grouper

      Aboslutely second Food Dance. It's fantastic. Way better (IMO) than Crow's Nest. We have been to Food Dance a few times, but one time we came through earlier than they were open so we tried Crow's Nest. All of the staff and cooks seemed hungover and exhausted and the place was dirty. (Sorry grouper--I'm sure you have had more/different experiences...we were early, like 6 or 7 am. )

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      Food Dance Cafe
      401 E Michigan Ave Ste 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

      1. re: IndyGirl

        No problem IndyGirl! I used to be a huge fan of Food Dance many years ago and the last few times I was there, not so much. I would agree that Crow's Nest may not seem to be the cleanest (part of the atmosphere) but I love the selection of food and it always tasted so good. Of course I was going with my undergrad daughter...we'll be exploring Ann Arbor a little more now that she's in grad school.

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        Food Dance Cafe
        401 E Michigan Ave Ste 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007