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Sawall Health Foods has provided the Kalamazoo community with exceptional service for over 80 years.  At Café '36, we pride ourselves in having team members that excel at providing exceptional service. Our team members  are genuinely passionate about their work, and will do everything possible to ensure our guests have a truly great experience.

What people are saying about Café '36...

The food was delicious (seriously the best food I've had in Kzoo.) -- FACEBOOK

Café '36 is an outstanding quaint restaurant

The food is Fantastic


Best Gazpacho I've ever eaten and top 5 meals I've had in a restaurant. -- FACEBOOK

Wow ! Best dining experience  in Kalamazoo. Hands down -- FACEBOOK

WOW food service and atmosphere

are all top notch! -- YELP


It was plain and simply fantastic.

Loved every mouthful -- FACEBOOK

Excellent food and super fast service


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​Mark Sawall was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Mark began his career at Sawall Health Foods at the age of eleven, helping to bottle vitamins.  After playing baseball and obtaining his degree at Western Michigan University, Mark became the Fourth Generation of the Sawall Family to manage the Sawall Health Foods business. Sawall Health Foods is the oldest family owned natural foods market in the United States, opening in 1936. Mark has managed Sawall's through eight different expansions, including the 2016 addition of Amorino Gelato al Naturale, a Full service Deli, Organic Coffee Bar and the remodeling of the existing store.  Café '36, with its all natural and organic seasonal menu is a new chapter in the legacy of Sawall's over 83 year history.

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