Cafe Bodega

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 8 reviews )

517 N 3rd St, Marquette, Michigan, USA, 49855

Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant, bakery, and bar. Offers some veg and gluten-free choices - ask your server. Open Mon-Tue 8:00am-3:00pm, Wed-Sat 8:00am-9:00pm, Sun 8:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Bakery, Non-veg

8 Reviews

First Review by veggie013

Used to be veg-friendly - Edit

This place used to be The Sweetwater Cafe, whose menu had a variety of vegan and vegetarian options. Since the change in ownership and the name change, those have all but disappeared. The menu says "Vegan and gluten-free options available! Ask your server for recommendations." When I asked, the server pointed out the only vegan item on the menu, which I had already identified (the ginger stir-fry). No suggestions for anything else that could be made vegan, and the mole sauce is made with chicken stock, so the enchiladas are not vegetarian even though they aren't listed as containing meat. All the local meat products are prominently featured on the menu.

I ordered the ginger stir-fry which was good, but not a lot different from anything I've made at home - nothing that really stood out.

The owner is well known around town as a terrific bartender, and I've had great cocktails made by her in the past, but the drinks we got the night we were there were not up to that standard. The server behind the bar ignored us most of the time we were there, though the place was not that busy.

Part of me is disappointed to see a restaurant that once had a lot of tasty options change so drastically, but I also think that as a stand-alone menu this place is just not that great. It's a shame, but that's how it goes. Luckily The Landmark Inn/The Piedmont, Babycakes, and the Marquette Food Co-op all have good vegetarian and vegan dining options.

Pros: Attractive interior decor, One vegan option that's ok

Cons: Used to have a lot of veggie options, but no more, Drinks not worth the price

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Vegetarian and Gluten Free options. - Edit

This one is not the best for vegans. But as a vegetarian I saw many options I could dig on. The food was a little pricey but very good.

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Not vegan friendly - Edit

We dined there a month ago and they didn't even know what vegan was. Although they tried, all they could offer us was a big salad with minimal dressing and minimal bread. They need to have much more to offer before I will return.

Pros: Large Salad, Refills on juice, Friendly staff

Cons: Food selection almost non-existant, Large salad but little dressing, minimal bread, No pickled vegetables offered.

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Wonderful Family Find - Edit

This was a great find during our journey north. The staff and food were wonderful and accommodating of our small family.
I am so glad I found it again for our next trip north.

Pros: Family Friendly, Accommodating Staff, Delicious

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Great food, great atmosphere - Edit

Big variety of excellent food. Most tastes like home made. Vegan friendly.

Pros: vegan friendly, good atmosphere, good service

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We eat hear every time we drive up North! - Edit

My family and I found this cafe (before any of us were vegitarians), one rainy evening while driving through the Upper Peninsula. We were delighted and shocked to find a organic resaturant with vegitarian and many vegan choices in this area. After one great experiences there it became a family favorite and must go to destonation when driving up north. The atmosphere is refreshing, earthy, welcoming, and cozy. The staff are always very friendly and kind. And the food is fantastic!
The cafe does serve organic free range meat but has a huge swelection of out standing vegan entrées.I have never been to a not 100% vegan resturant with so many yummy vegan choices! The animal free menu goes on and on. They also have a long gluten free menu. If you are with a meat eater they can also get what they please, however the cooks are better at cooking vegitarian food then meat. The bakery part of the cafe could have a few more vegan and health food creations but this returant is amazing.

Pros: Tons of great vegan options, Freindly staff, nice atmospher

Cons: Not close to where i live

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Yummy - Edit

This is my all-time favorite veg-friendly restaurant. It isn't exclusively vegetarian, but what they offer is fabulous. No pasta with marinara or deep fried vegetable baskets here. The vegetarian offerings are creative and taste great. The last time I was in the Upper Peninsula, I ate there 4 times over 3 days and was disappointed I wasn't able to eat every meal there.
Being vegetarian, it's difficult to find a restaurant that offers something different. This is the place.

Pros: Yummy food, good variety for vegetarians, good service

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Sweetwater Cafe Reivew - Edit

Great place to eat..However does offer meat but if your a vegetarian you'll most definately find amazing food..Absolutely delicious! Great/Friendly Service!

Pros: Delicious food, great service, amazing selection

Cons: offers meat

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