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Cafe Zinc

4.7
4.7
636 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 21 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 636 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for Groups

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for Lunch

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for Groups

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for Lunch

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. F

    Flotsam

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took our mom out for her birthday to her favorite place. She loved the scallops, as usual, and all of our meals were excellent
  2. A

    Andy

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Friendly staff and quality food. Will keep dining at this place.
  3. l

    lizziesma

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My fave is the morning bagel, cream cheese, salmon plate. I missed the whitefish, The “hot” salmon is dry 🙁. We will still be back but ordering something other than my fave!
  4. F

    Favorite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have experience at Café Zinc. From the food to the service to ambience it’s all five stars. Kathy and Mary are exceptional servers at the hostess this time shared some great tips for us.
  5. 4

    474928guest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and a perfect place to catch up with a friend while enjoying a good meal.
  6. KM

    KayM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The food was disappointing as we waited a while for our meal and the food was cold when it was brought out to the table.
  7. JA

    JulieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, outstanding breakfast. Service was great too!

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you for your kind remarks! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to your next visit!

  8. JP

    JeffP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, very enjoyable afternoon, will definitely return for additional dining events. Will also recommend Cafe Zinc to our friends

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to your next visit!

  9. CA

    CarylA

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I made a reservation several days in advance for a table for 4. When we arrived we were offered seats at the counter. A table was never available for us and ultimately the only place for us were four seats at the long high top table. For most of our meal there were others sitting at the same table. When I asked about a table I was told that even though you make a reservation for a table you are not guaranteed to get one. While we enjoyed our lunch, I would have enjoyed it much more seated at a table by ourselves. As we were entertaining family members from Northville for their first visit to Midland, I was somewhat embarrassed that my reservation for a table meant nothing when we arrived. We love Cafe Zinc, but this outing was a disappointment.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only negative would be the pods were a tad cold at times. Otherwise fantastic.

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to dine with us! We hope to serve you again in the future!

  11. JH

    JannetteHB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The manager was so nice and gave us a free appetizer because we had to wait 10 minutes more than our scheduled reservation time. The food here is always delicious. Fine dining experience in Midland. Highly recommended.

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your kind remarks! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to serving you again soon!

  12. JR

    JaniceR

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, joyful and helpful staff. Wonderful food! Great experience!

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience here at Café and look forward to serving you again soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and portion size, every attention to detail within our experience, friendly staff

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forwa4 to serving you again in the future!

  14. MR

    MaryR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with excellent food and friendly service!

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We appreciate your kind words and we hope to serve you again in the future!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Breakfast time, food was good, great baguette! However, they deserved a better coffee. The coffee was toooo dark roasted and taste liked burned, please bring some coffee bean more balanced and light-medium roast.

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Today was one of those special trips to Cafe Zinc. It is always impeccable from the service to the food, but I have to call out Fish specifically. That dude went above and beyond with the food quality today, that even the server said it "looked so good, it was like he was trying to show off a bit" and I couldn't agree more. Not only did it look great but the taste was also phenominal. IDK what he is getting paid, but whatever it is, Fish deserves a raise! Do whatever is humanly possible to keep this man around. Best breakfast around... full stop.

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your kind words about our team and your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed breakfast and look forward to serving you again in the future!

  17. DB

    DebraB

    Northern MI

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Cathy was exceptional and so nice! We can’t wait to come back

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon!

  18. FH

    FrederickH

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent meal. Service was a little slow due to staffing issues but well within acceptable limits. Menu was appealing and fresh. Would got back in a heartbeat.

    Cafe ZincResponded on October 31, 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café Zinc! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to serving you again!

  19. A

    Andy

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Try something new, the quality of most items has been consistent over many years.

    Cafe ZincResponded on October 31, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear from returning guests and we look forward to your next visit!

  20. c

    calh

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Mary is the best! Attentive but not intrusive. She is a experienced professional. Our food was prepared perfectly and very tasty.

    Cafe ZincResponded on October 31, 2022Thanking you for choosing to dine with us here at Café! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to serve you again in the future!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Was not open. Took reservation but was closed for dinner.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Had a reservation. They wanted to put us in the closed bar, but my wife wanted to sit in the main room because there is a sculpture she really liked. We politely agreed to wait. They seated us in about 10 minutes, but never acknowledged or waited on us again, even though at least half the tables were empty. After another 20 minutes, we left.

    Cafe ZincResponded on October 13, 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. We would like to discuss your experience further with you and have sent you a private message. Thank you!

  23. CG

    CiteeGirl

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance-wonderful white chairs, cool light fixtures, plenty of natural light. A nice bar for eating. Friendly service. Thought the wine list could be better, along with kind of a skimpy $13 house wine pour. Onion soup is very good. Warm wonderful breads, too. My sandwich was good but the bread was ‘mushy’…very nice side salad though. Espresso was very good and a very nice size.

    Cafe ZincResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to serve you again!

  24. K

    Kerri

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a girls day brunch and the food and atmosphere was great, the waiter and food were excellent. Definitely will be going back for brunch again!

    Cafe ZincResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon!

  25. DS

    DowonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family lunch was great! They were kind and the food was delicious. I recommend Zinc as a good restaurant.

    Cafe ZincResponded on October 3, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing to dine at Café Zinc! we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to serve you again soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice décor and ambiance. Some outside seating on Main street, and a fireplace inside. We had breakfast, and I really enjoyed the custard-like texture of my quiche. (Anyone who says “real men don’t eat quiche” can stuff it!) We also brought home some small cakes from the counter as well…

    Cafe ZincResponded on October 3, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for your kind words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to serve you again in the future!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've never had s bad meal or experience here.

    Cafe ZincResponded on September 29, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Café and look forward to serving you again soon!

  28. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    Cafe ZincResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to dine with us! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  29. 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 on September 21, 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café! We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to serving you again!

  30. 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 on September 21, 2022Thank 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!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    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!

  32. GW

    GrahamW

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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!

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

  35. R

    Rickshaw

    Northern MI

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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!

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. 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!

  40. 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!

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 4.7 stars by 636 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 21 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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