Coffee & Treats in Battle Creek

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Continental Pastries & Deli packs barren bellies with freshly baked breads, pastries, and a lunch menu stocked with quality meats and cheeses. Sweet and savory treats conquer pangs with a blitz of homemade vigor, featuring tortes ($10.50–$11.50 for 6-inch) and breads ($0.80–$4.10) bursting with tasty tidbits eager to waltz with bashful molars. Signature sandwiches ($6.95) anchor the cache of midday nourishments, showcasing tasty selections such as The Old Smokey Mountain, which stacks turkey, bacon, and melted provolone topped with a slathering of barbecue sauce, all napping quietly on a ciabatta roll.

928 Columbia Ave W
Battle Creek,
MI
US

According to BattleCreekEnquirer.com, Taste of India owner Harjinder "Kevin" Singh founded the 80-seat restaurant with his longtime friend Chef Hyder after trying for nearly 17 years to find an outlet for his Indian recipes. He emigrated from the Punjab region of India in 1995 and has always shared a passion for cooking his native country's cuisine. In the kitchen, he and Hyder whip up tender lamb skewers and tandoori ginger chicken, as well fresh baked naan bread and a dynamic menu of meat and veggie curries that mirror the colorful dining room's burgundy booths, cinnamon-hued walls, and carpet woven from julienned cauliflower.

21 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek,
MI
US

At PlumCrazzy, patrons can sate their sweet tooth and grab a quick lunch in one stop, with a menu filled with ice cream, shakes, cupcakes, build-your-own sandwiches, soup, chili dogs, and more. Noontime diners can build their own sandwich, selecting from a variety of meats and cheeses and then piling on the fixin's ($5.50), or they can select a classic combination with a bowl of white chicken chili ($3.50) or chili dog ($2.50). For dessert, PlumCrazzy serves Michigan favorite Plainwell ice cream, with 39 regular flavors—six seasonal, seven sherbet, and three sugar-free varieties are also up for grabs, including the popular cake batter, black raspberry, molten chocolate cake, or strawberry cheesecake. Cap a meal with a small sundae ($4.25) or single-scoop waffle cone ($3.75). On Wednesdays, customers can BYOB—bring your own banana—for a $3.50 banana split (regularly $5.50).

3710 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

3205 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Let's Swirl tickles tonsils with an ever-revolving array of frozen yogurt in flavors such as birthday cake, pistachio, and pomegranate raspberry tart. Customers craft their own combinations, swirling together flavors such as strawberry-kiwi sorbet and key-lime sorbet. A cornucopia of confections is available to top icy creations, including sour gummy worms, Reese's Pieces, and Fruit Loops. Wholesome tidbits include blueberries, almonds, and granola.

5021 W Main St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Voted Best Student Hangout and one of the best venues for live music and performances by the Kalamazoo Gazette, The Strutt presents crowd-pleasing American fare and nightly musical entertainment for stimulating study breaks or an evening out. The menus feature appetizers that include the black-bean-queso dip ($5.95), and heartier stomach stuffers, such as The Sloppy José, which puts a spicy, south-of-the-border spin on a classic dish ($4.95). Meanwhile, meat eschewers can chew on plentiful vegetarian options, including the roasted-veggie quesadilla ($5.95) or the Blue Apple salad, with apples, raisins, red onion, toasted almonds, and gorgonzola tossed in shallot vinaigrette ($6.95). A full bar, extensive beer list, and nightly drink specials complement any meal or musical act, and the plentiful brunch –– with live jazz on Saturday and bluegrass on Sunday –– and breakfast make this spot a go-to from day to day after.

773 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
US