Much of Kalamazoo’s small town charm can be found in its hidden gems, from the robust antique and vintage scene to four-season outdoor recreation experiences

Scroll on to discover our top suggestions for places to eat and things to do in the Galesburg and Augusta region of Kalamazoo County.


Read more about some of our small town’s best-kept secrets in our Small Towns Guide.






Andrea’s Cafe and Pizza Too

Andrea’s Cafe and Pizza Too offers comfort food with quick bites and healthy options. The Cafe offers breakfast all day, specialty pizzas and juicy burgers.


Koffee Klutch

Koffee Klutch offers high-quality coffee and gourmet sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. The coffee is all fair trade, organic and freshly ground.


Pizza King

Pizza King is a family-owned and -operated restaurant offering pizza, calzones, pasta, subs, salads, Mexican dishes and munchies. The pizzeria provides catering, delivery and takeout.


The Front Porch

The Front Porch offers classic American diner food specializing in hot dogs. The drive-on offers ample outdoor seating and is open seasonally.


Gull Lake Distilling Company

Gull Lake Distilling Company is a family-owned, locally-sourced craft Distillery, Brewery, and Winery located in Galesburg!  They have cornhole leagues every Wednesday, trivia on Thursday and every Sunday you can enjoy Bloody Mary’s and Brunch with The Kitchen at Avalon Farms food truck!






  • Tour Bell’s Brewery – The Comstock Brewery, home to their 50-barrel and 200-barrel brewhouse, is located on 30 acres in nearby Comstock, a short 7-mile drive from Kalamazoo. Designed to allow guests a first-hand look at the brewing process, fermentation and packaging, tours also include complimentary samples. Most tours last about an hour.
  • The Acres – The Acres, also known as Galesburg Country Homes, is a naturalistic residential plat designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Charleston Township, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. While it’s a private neighborhood, you actually can stay overnight in one of these rare architectural gems!


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Antique, Vintage & Thrift Shops








Blue Stem Restaurant

Blue Stem Restaurant serves classic, American fare with a delicious modern twist. Located next to the world-class golf course Stoatin Brae, we offer sweeping views of the surrounding landscape, creative cuisine, a full-service bar, an outdoor patio and fireplace seating.


Dig-In Cafe and Catering

Dig-In Cafe and Catering provides gourmet coffee and comfort food for breakfast and lunch. The family-friendly Cafe offers outdoor seating, group seating, reservations and catering.


Nina’s Taqueria

Nina’s Taqueria offers authentic and tasty Mexican foods for lunch and dinner, including desserts.


Player’s Grill

Player’s Grill provides classic American food for lunch and dinner. The bar and grill is known for its burgers and offers a huge selection of toppings, condiments and sides.





  • Kellogg Bird Sanctuary – Visitors will see a variety of birds that call the Sanctuary home.  Waterfowl, game birds, and raptors are on display year-round.  The Sanctuary is a great place for birding, nature photography, and enjoying a walk outside.  Pack a picnic and spend the whole day!
  • Barn Theatre – Enjoy a show at one of the nation’s oldest Equity resident summer-stock theatres!


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While you definitely won’t be able to cover all of the great things to see and do in our small towns and villages in one weekend, don’t forget to check out our Small Towns Guide for your future adventures!