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Cafe Zinc

4.6
4.6
595 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

9:30 PM


Booked 26 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 595 people are saying

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

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. AK

    AeyoungK

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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! 😡
  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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
  12. 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!

  13. m

    markw

    Northern MI

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. P

    Peachesandprincess

    Detroit

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 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.

  19. 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!

  20. DH

    DanH

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 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!

  21. 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!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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.
  25. 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!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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!

  27. AC

    ACAdP

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good menu options for food, wine, and cocktails. Burgers were delicious.

    Cafe ZincResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  28. NW

    NancyW

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch with a reservation and were promptly seated and waited on. Very nice server. I had the chopped salad which was super fresh and perfectly sized portion. My companion had the fish tacos and said they were really good. There were three tacos plus a salad again great serving size for lunch. Highly recommend

    Cafe ZincResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Server was awesome but other than that it was a poor experience. It took 50 minutes to receive our drinks from the bar after ordering. This is the second time Ive had an awful experience. It was their last chance.
  30. KP

    KeriP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I stopped for lunch on our way through. The food was delicious. My husband had the seafood chowder and chopped salad and I had the black bean burger, everything was great! Would definitely go back!

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

  31. AG

    AnonymousGuy

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    At 11:20am on a Sunday, we walked into Zinc and were met by a rude hostess who would not offer us a table unless we had a reservation. The inside dining room was 10% full. So I went back outside and reserved a table on the OpenTable app and walked back in. She didn't even recognize me (from <5 mins ago) because she never looked up to make eye contact, only looking down at the tablet. She was only willing to try to accommodate those people with reservations (and she did not offer any advice as to how to *make one* or that there were spaces available). The app allowed me a table for 2 outside and that is exactly what we did!! We walked back in at 11:20am for a reservation at 11:30a and were seated early. The food was great and the rest of the staff was really nice and accommodative. They were forced to compensate for their colleague, which is a pity. The wait time for food from the kitchen was extended beyond what is normal, but the quality of the food and the experience was great after the initial issue.

    Cafe ZincResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will be private messaging you to speak about your experience further!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    My friend and I had a reservation for 2. The hostess was rude and seemed annoyed we were there. She sat us and no one came back for 23 minutes, yes I timed it, because I was shocked. Someone finally came over and said she would send a waitress over, never happened. Another waitress walked by and we grabbed her attention. She said she didn’t know who our waitress was but would take drink orders and our breakfast order if we were ready and would find out who should be taking care of us. That waitress was very nice and we were thankful for her help, however she did not come back until our food arrived. We had to ask the women refilling our coffees to find a waitress so we could order another drink. We have always had a good experience before this, so we were quite disappointed. The food was very good and the waitress that did step in to help was good. I’m not sure where the communication broke down but we will definitely try another place next time.

    Cafe ZincResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will be private messaging you to talk about your experience further!

  33. LC

    LenoreC

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and I love Treana wine by the glass. Delicious. Patio in front is nice.

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

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The hostess is an older woman with long hair. She comes off as rude in every encounter I’ve had with her. I’ve considered not dining at cafe Zn now because of her. The server we had was nice. The food is always delicious! The best desserts in midland dare I say!

    Cafe ZincResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback! We are sorry to here that your service did not meet your expectations! We will be sending you a private message to speak about your experience further.

  35. CB

    CinthiaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and service at Cafe Zinc were excellent. I am never disappointed.

    Cafe ZincResponded on May 13, 2022Thank you for your kind feedback and for continuing to be a valued guest here at Café Zinc! We hope to serve you gain soon!

  36. MT

    MaggieT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We were there for a business lunch and it was very loud in there making it difficult to hear each other. The server was slow to get to us to take our order. When the food finally came, one of the orders was wrong, so she took it back to the kitchen for them to redo it, and she forgot to bring it out right away. By the time the meal came back to the table, the rest of us were almost finished with our lunch.

    Cafe ZincResponded on May 13, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will be private messaging you to discuss your experience further.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s day
  38. RH

    ReaseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very relaxing birthday dinner, they were busy but it was not loud. Great food with a variety of desserts to end the night.

    Cafe ZincResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special day with us at Café Zinc! We are so happy to hear that you have an amazing dining experience and look forward to your next visit with us!

  39. BE

    BERG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was very good and came to the table nice and hot. However, my steak was a little overdone as was the chicken my wife had. The french onion soup was excellent! The dining room was quite small and the tables pretty close together. Our server, David, was outstanding. All things considered it was a positive experience.

    Cafe ZincResponded on May 10, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We will forward your compliments to David and hope you dine with us again in the future!

  40. M

    Meghan

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for brunch and food was very fresh! Stayed at the H hotel and went here two mornings. The staff is highly attentive and the room is beautiful. We will be back again!

    Cafe ZincResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for dining and staying with us this weekend and for your kind words! We are happy to hear that you had a great stay! We look forward to serving you again during your next visit!

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 595 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 26 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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