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Lunch in Ypsilanti #3 — Cafe Luwak

Posted by ppna on March 30, 2008

I give Cafe Luwak a 5-Water Tower rating (out of 5).

Located in Depot Town Cafe Luwak is a combination sandwich shop, ice-cream parlor, and coffee shop which means its a great place for anybody and everybody. I visited Saturday afternoon and was happy to see a good variety of people enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. There were several people using their laptops to take advantage of the free wireless signal, there were family playing games, and there were people enjoying the coffee, ice-cream, and/or sandwiches.

The sandwiches are made fresh to order and several of the choices are grilled. I would have liked to see a handful of Better Maid Potato chips with my sandwich along with the pickle spear but I guess you can’t have it all. All of the sandwiches I’ve tried have been very good and the selection is plentiful. They have a soup and sandwich option and given that they make all soups from scratch I’m sure the soups are very good.

The Ice-Cream is provided by Strohs and is better than average. They have all of the toppings to provide a great combination of sundaes and if you like Shakes and Floats they have more than their share of flavors to be added so go and be creative.

I’m not a coffee drinker by they seem to have all of the fancy coffee creations. They also sell coffee by the pound from local roasters and a couple of times a year they bring in Luwak Coffee (poop coffee) for tasting. To me the Luwak coffee tasted like coffee.

My one complaint is that the Connect Four game was broken which made playing a complete game impossible. I’ve brought this to the attention of Forrest and I hope he corrects the problem.

Remember there is FREE DELIVERY TO THE CORNER BREWERY which is quick and easy.

It’s not just me that loves Cafe Luwak —

Voted “Best Sandwich Shop” in Southeast Michigan
in the WDIV’s “4 the Best” Competition!

Our sandwiches were voted #1 by EMU
in the Eastern Echo’s “Best Of” publication!

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One Response to “Lunch in Ypsilanti #3 — Cafe Luwak”

  1. Hello, and thank you for the nice review. Forrest just told me about the connect four game being broken. I will get that taken care of as quickly as possible. Between that and Sorry, they are the two most popular games we have.

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