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Cafe Zinc

4.6
4.6
609 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please Note: Any OpenTable Reservations made for Café Zinc are for our indoor dining only, and are not for our Outdoor Dining Pods. To make reservations for our H Hotel Dining Pods please visit https://www.opentable.com/r/h-hotel-dining-pods-midland


The world of chemistry works on an elemental level. Now experience what happens to your world when the elements work for you. A modern, 40 seat casual dining restaurant - Café Zinc is designed and themed to represent a French bistro setting. Our French pastry Chef prepares a daily assortment of house made pastries and breads for use in the restaurant as well as retail sale.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (989) 837-6030

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Theo Bawar

  • Neighborhood

    Midland

  • Cross street

    Gordon

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 609 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for Lunch

  • Northern Michigan

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for Lunch

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  1. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outside dining and the food is always delicious!!

    Cafe ZincResponded 1 day agoThank you for your kind words and for choosing to dine with us! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Sunday lunch. We were seated immediately but wait time to order was a little longer than usual due to staffing but our server was very courteous. The food was beautifully presented and excellent value.

    Cafe ZincResponded 6 days agoThank you for dining with us at Café! We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to serving you again!

  3. JE

    JanieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was easy to make a reservation online. This was our first time there and we will be back. Our waiter was wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious, and the portions were just right. There are great vegetarian options and everything tasted fresh.

    Cafe ZincResponded 6 days agoThank you for choosing to dine with us at Café! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your first time dining with us and look forward to serving you again soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I get the Shrimp toast Benedict every weekend when my GF and I come in on Saturdays. Everything today was absolutely perfect. The hash browns were crispy and perfectly seasoned, and the eggs were poached perfectly and the hollandaise had the perfect balance of spice to richness to compliment everything else beautifully. Definitely the best experience I have had since I started coming to Cafe Zinc regularly.

    Cafe ZincResponded on September 19, 2022Thank for continuing to choose Café for your Saturday morning breakfasts! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience this past Saturday and we look forward to serving you on your Saturday with us!

  5. GW

    GrahamW

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zinc is solid as aways, it’s our go to for breakfast but must try it for lunch and or dinner.

    Cafe ZincResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to serve you again soon!

  6. S

    Shel

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service is always great!

    Cafe ZincResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for dining with at at Café and for you kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  7. DH

    DeborahH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and elegant atmosphere. The Avocado Toast set a bar for every other Avocado Toast I’ll ever eat. Beyond delicious. And pretty too!

    Cafe ZincResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you for your kind remarks about your dining experience! We love to hear that your meal exceeded your expectations and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

  8. R

    Rickshaw

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, server was excellent though overbooked. Dessert was phenomenal!

    Cafe ZincResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Café Zinc and for your kind words! We hope to serve you again soon!

  9. WT

    WhitneyT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I’ve frequented cafe Zinc a lot over the years. I got a lunch reservation for a friend and myself. While we were seated right away, it took an hour to receive our food. The meal quality was not great.

    Cafe ZincResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café Zinc and for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your dining experience did not meet you expectations nor the quality of service from your previous visits with us! We would like to discuss your experience further with you and have sent you a private message. Thank you!

  10. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The waiter was very good. Hostess was not good. She seemed very unhappy. We were told we needed a reservation. Went online and got a reservation for 35 min later. We were told most tables were reserved when they sat us yet 5 tables (that we couldn't sit at) remained empty for 50 min. The food would have been outstanding if was even luke warm. I didn't complain because the flavor was that good but we had already waited an hour. I understand there is a shortage in waitstaff but it is supposed to be one of the better restaurants in our small town and I had hoped for more. Great flavors though.

    Cafe ZincResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café Zinc and for your feedback! If you wouldn't mind, we would like to discuss your experience further. We have sent you a private message.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This continues to be my favorite place to dine in Michigan. The servers act as a true team. The chef is fantastic. Our family enjoys seeing the menu evolve between visits.

    Cafe ZincResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us yet again and look forward to your next visit with us!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience, food and our table attendant Mary was fantastic.

    Cafe ZincResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café Zinc and for your kind words! We hope to serve you again soon!

  13. T

    Tanya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down best breakfast I’ve ever had! Beautiful restaurant. Very friendly staff. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary breakfast!

    Cafe ZincResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for celebrating your special day with us and for your kind words! We wish you a happy anniversary and hope you dine with us again soon!

  14. V

    Vika

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a good cafe. The staff are friendly and very attentive. All the food is tasty and portioned well. The dessert is delicious and there is a wide variety!. Interior is quite beautiful as well.

    Cafe ZincResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you for your kind remarks! We hope to serve you again soon!

  15. AK

    AeyoungK

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I want to try to understand how much less portion with same price. But I don’t like to having less quality. I had salmon dish with no good side vegetables(fresh cucumber, frozen edamame)and can mandarin. Of course Salmon was not even 2oz. size. Quinoa itself was so plain, no flavor either. It’s heathy dish(?) but no taste at all. We got 4 salmon dishes our table, they were same. So so disappointed! 😡
  16. DH

    DavidH

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went here for lunch this past week. Food was pretty good. We changed our reservation to sit outside since it was so nice out. Server was nice but disappeared for a while, I believe because of a few larger tables. The rest of the staff picked up the slack and and delivered our food and refilled our drinks. Fish taco's were a bit too spicy for us (and I like some kick). All in all, the experience was nice. We weren't in a rush so the extra time it took for things wasn't a big deal. All in all, I would definitely go back and try something else on the menu. The location and ambiance was very pleasant for our table of 2. Probably the part I liked most.

    Cafe ZincResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Café Zinc and for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit with us!

  17. DN

    DateNight

    Northern MI

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The omelette and eggs Benedict were outstanding. Service was excellent.

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to serve you again soon!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the the mushroom Benedict and steak w/ eggs, AMAZING! The Benedict had perfectly poached eggs, the best herb hollandaise sauce, on the yummy bread with borsin cheese, crispy buttery hash browns. The petit filet was cooked perfect and was amazing with egg and the same amazing hash browns! The coffee was so good, we had 3 cups!

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for your kind remarks! We hope to serve you again in the future1

  19. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful morning to utilize the outdoor seating at Cafe Zinc. The coffee was amazing, the breakfast selections are stellar and the quality is high end. The service we received by Mary and other waitstaff was impeccable, and we seriously enjoyed our time spent together.

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you so much for dining with us at Café Zinc. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate your kind words. We hope to serve you again in the future!

  20. DS

    DiningStory

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chopped & duck salads exquisitely prepared. Fast & friendly table side service.

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 21, 2022That you for your feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  21. PE

    PamE

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thought the service was outstanding and the food was great, as usual!

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you for choosing to dine at Café Zinc and for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  22. RR

    RobertR

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent but service was really poor. There were around three waitresses we saw working the outside patio including ours, but we sat there for about 15 minutes before our waitress came to our table to take our order, then it took about 20 minutes to get our food, and then after we were finished eating our waitress never came back to our table and we had to go inside and ask somebody to bring us our check. Around 10 minutes later we got our check which I instantly gave her our credit card because I didn’t want to wait for her to come back to get it and it took another 15 minutes or so before we got the bill to sign and my credit card back. The people at the table next to us said they felt really sorry for how long we just had to wait - They had a different waitress than us

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are looking into this issue further and hope to serve you again in the future!

  23. a

    amwmidland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Not too crowded at lunchtime. Staff attentive. Attractive position...not too noisy but stiil downton

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you for choosing Café Zinc and for your kind remarks. We hope to serve you again soon!

  24. JD

    JoelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best breakfast I’ve had in a long time. Everything was perfect! Coffee was great but could have been just a touch hotter. 5 stars in my book!

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious! Love the desserts too! Great service and love the outdoor seating
  26. KC

    KathyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a superb dining experience! The staff is wonderful, the food is delicious and the environment is truly lovely. Thank you!

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to your next visit with us!

  27. m

    markw

    Northern MI

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always outstanding. And the wait staff is top notch.

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to serve you again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Daughter’s 15th birthday breakfast with grandparents.

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for spending your daughter's special day with us! We are so happy to hear that you had a great visit and hope to serve you again in the future!

  29. HB

    HappyBelly

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Seafood cioppino was very salty. French onion soup is good. Beet salad too.

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We hope to serve you again soon!

  30. m

    marcyk

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice venue for outdoor breakfast! I was meeting a friend that I was in the Peace Corps with and we had a wonderful time and delicious breakfast!

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for choosing to dine at Café Zinc and for your kind words! We hope to serve you again soon!

  31. PE

    PattyE

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Host was terrible. Asked for a certain table, she told us they were fully booked, yet the entire 1.5 hours we were there, only 4 tables (outside seating) were used. She had such a rude tone. Everything else was AWESOME. Get a new host for Sunday's Cafe Zinc.

    Cafe ZincResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for your feedback, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your dining experience with us and will be looking into this issue further. We hope you choose to dine with us again soon!

  32. P

    Peachesandprincess

    Detroit

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We've been to Cafe Zinc before and had a better experience than yesterday. I don't know if it was because it was Father's Day or what but both the service and food was not the quality of what we have experienced in the past. The cinnamon roll was dry, we felt as though we were being rushed a lot by the server and then she disappeared. It was okay, but not great.

    Cafe ZincResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for being a valued guest at Café and for your feedback. we appreciate your sharing your experience with us and will be looking into this issue further.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is perfect for business breakfast, cozy and have wonderful background music.

    Cafe ZincResponded on July 7, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  34. DH

    DanH

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cafe Zinc has a nice breakfast menu, unique benedicts, great avocado toast and much more. Inside and outdoor dining.

    Cafe ZincResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  35. KI

    KImK

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are consistently top notch👍 Pair that with a beautiful ambience and you have an amazing dining experience.

    Cafe ZincResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We hope to serve you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service and food. My favorite place to dine!

    Cafe ZincResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for being such a dedicated guest and for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  37. TR

    TedR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was perfect. The duck confit salad is a unique and satisfying option. I wanted to take dessert home but we were headed to a show and didn't want the lemon item to sit in a hot car. Next time I am saving space for one of the delicious-looking sweets.

    Cafe ZincResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for choosing to dine with us an for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again!

  38. CP

    ChristopherP

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was an uncharacteristic experience at cafe zinc for us. They were very busy so it was understandable that we waited a bit past our reservation to be seated. What wasn’t understandable was that the hostess was overwhelmed and became visible and verbally frustrated with my family waiting in the vestibule. Additionally; the food was timely but lacked the consistency of preparedness and presentation that we’re accustomed to at cafe zinc. Aside from that; it remains our favorite high end restaurant in Midland and we will be back.
  39. CR

    CidR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was absolutely delicious, but I was disappointed they put us at the counter (especially after making a reservation) and it was a little difficult for the three of us to talk easily.

    Cafe ZincResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Café Zinc and for your feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiche was fire!

    Cafe ZincResponded on June 8, 2022We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your quiche! We hope to serve you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Zinc offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (989) 837-6030.

Cafe Zinc is rated 4.6 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Cafe Zinc

111 W Main Street, Midland, MI 48640

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gordon

  • Neighborhood

    Midland

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Theo Bawar

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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