The Casual Chef Cafe

Union Pier, Michigan

4.3 / 1 vote

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cafe, coffee house and gelato bar

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

A quaint European style café with a superbly varied menu of Continental and American delights to satisfy any palette. Connected to the Pumpernickel Inn Bed & Breakfast. Wide selection of teas, coffees and desserts. Gelato bar that offers (nearly vegan) sorbetto. Serve Starbucks coffee. Menu has vegetarian items specially marked.

BREAKFASTS- For vegetarians, the breakfasts are include buttermilk pancakes and waffles that you can get with blueberries, strawberries, sun dried cherries, pecans, bananas. Design-your-own omelettes with a great selection of veggies and cheeses. Huevos Rancheros, the Veggie Scrambler, the Veggie Bagel, sweet cheese & strawberries crepe, spinach mushroom quiche. For vegans, you're looking at the fruit plate, oven-roasted potatoes with rosemary, oatmeal or granola.

LUNCH & DINNER - Veggie sandwiches, Veggie Burger (contains dairy), many veggie soups, salads and pastas, create-your-own vegan sandwich.

Added by veg*ngirl on Jun 30 11 (last updated Aug 3 11)

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What a wonderful find! Five minutes from the beach in New Buffalo. Kayak rentals across the street. Small grocery store with organic and veg*n selections next door.

Vegans will be able to get by here, vegetarians will be in heaven.

update 8/3/11: I have been here several times now and each time they have at least 6 soups ALL of which are vegetarian. They don't use the word "vegan" but instead mark the non-vegan soups which a "C" for "contains cream".

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downtown Union Pier


From Chicago-
Take I-94 east to Michigan exit #6. Turn right (west) at end of exit ramp onto Union Pier Road and drive approx. 1 mile to flashing traffic signal just over railroad tracks at Red Arrow Highway. (You will see "Inn & Café" sign a top the building as you approach the intersection). Turn right (north) onto Red Arrow Highway and make an immediate Left into parking lot (just north of the building)


Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • American
  • Deli


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating


Fresh Apple and Walnut Salad (vegan)

Fresh Apple and Walnut Salad (vegan)

clean, casual seating great veggie soup selection


8am - 8pm
8am - 9pm
8am - 8pm

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