MEET THE TEAM
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
-- GOOGLE LOCAL GUIDE
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
GENERAL MANAGER - MARK SAWALL
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.