Best coffee in Michigan: 28 places you should try – Detroit Free Press


Nothing gets you going like a cup of coffee and here’s where you should go if you want a good one in Michigan.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the state’s best coffee spots based on Yelp, TripAdvisor and Google reviews and ratings.
Some places roast or ground their own beans. Others offer great coffee in a cozy environment.
Here are the favorites:
2124 Michigan Ave., Detroit
Hip coffee shop in a great location right by the old train station.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.6
401 S. Main St., Royal Oak
Atomic Coffee has a large, modern atmosphere with great coffee and food. This shop also features a spacious outdoor eating area.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.0 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.4
414 Walbridge St., Kalamazoo Township
Black Owl Cafe is a “hidden gem” that grounds its beans in the back of the historic shop. They also offer vegetarian and vegan options.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.7
1737 E. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale
The customers enjoyed the multiple brewing methods, such as Aeropress and pour over. The reviews also noted the friendly staff and that the beans are roasted in-house.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 5.0, Google: 4.8
28 S. Howell St., Hillsdale
One Yelp reviewer said “great coffee, great service.” Another said they stop in every time their in town.
Ratings: Yelp: 5.0 , TripAdvisor: N/A, Google: 4.9
16 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor
Small coffee shop across from the University of Michigan with great, friendly service.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.0 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.4
22225 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
The shop has a hipster, yet modern, decor that customers appreciate. It also offers great dessert options such as pastries and macaroons.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.7
300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham
The shop offers simple, good coffee and breakfast options, including gluten free. Many people said that the quiche was great, and that it is perfect for brunch.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.0 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.5
606 S. Main St., Plymouth
The customers like the seasonal options the shop offers.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5, TripAdvisor: 5.0, Google: 4.8
A bbbeeeeauuutiful latte by our very own Alyssa ❣️☕️🥛
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555 S. Saginaw St., Flint 
Menu is mostly vegan friendly and filled with flavored coffees such as lavender honey and lavender rosemary lattes.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.7
Introducing our drink special for the Summer menu, the lavender rosemary latte. Delicious hot or iced! #flintcrepecompany
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115 S. Washington St., Owosso
Multiple reviewers agreed that Foster Coffee got better with each visit.
Ratings: Yelp: 5.0 , TripAdvisor: 5.0, Google: 4.9
3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit
The coffee shop has a lot of options and the staff is really helpful and kind. The shop also has sophisticated decor and interesting names to the items they sell.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.0 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.5
1003 Washington Ave., Bay City
The shop has a cozy atmosphere with prompt and friendly staff. The coffee has bold flavors and is made from locally roasted coffee beans.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.8
201 S. Mechanic St., Jackson
Enjoy your coffee overlooking downtown and there’s even live music on Fridays.
Ratings: Yelp: 3.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.6, Google: 4.7
959 N. State St., St. Ignace
Java Joe’s Cafe is a unique spot that serves its coffee in fun mugs. They have a large menu and friendly staff.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.0 , TripAdvisor: 4.0, Google: 4.4
100 Commerce Ave., SW, Grand Rapids
One reviewer compared the space to an old college library. Another said the coffee is always great.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 5.0, Google: 4.7
98 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids
Madcap Coffee is a unique, hip coffee shop with a great location in downtown Grand Rapids. The coffee may be a little expensive, but the quality stands up to the price.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.0 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.5
217 N. Main St., Ann Arbor
One Yelp reviewer said Mighty Good has a “great selection of beans and brewing methods.” Another TripAdvisor reviewer said it’s “a good alternative to pricier options nearby.”
Ratings: Yelp: 4.0 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.7
884 Penniman Ave. Plymouth
Inside a converted house, this coffee shop has a homey atmosphere and a wide variety of drink options. One Yelp reviewer said it was a great place to study.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.6
2340 Genoa Business Park Dr., Brighton
The shop is considered “a great place to get coffee if you want to get away from traditional coffee establishments.” The staff are willing to suggest and explain options if customers are unsure. Reviewers love the hot chocolate, cold brew coffee and the comfortable atmosphere.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: N/A, Google: 4.8
Come enjoy a local pour over at Proper Cup, you won’t be disappointed 😋 #mypropercup
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505 N. Center St., Northville 
The shop is consider a cozy, quaint, and comfortable coffee shot with great coffee. Customers love the atmosphere at the shop.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 5.0, Google: 4.8
Beautiful rain. Beautiful coffee. Beautiful mess. Beautiful life. #youarehere #reddotcoffeeco #beautifulmess
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309 E. Lake St., Petoskey
The shop is a quaint cafe that roasts their own coffee beans and is known for its breakfast selection.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.0 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.6
660 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Great coffee. Perfect way to start your day in the office or if you’re just hanging out downtown.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.6
1155 Rosewood St. Suite B, Ann Arbor
Great coffee, quick and friendly service with a great atmosphere.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 5.0, Google: 4.8
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632 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
One reviewer said this is the only coffee shop in town people should go to. Others loved that Rowster makes its own almond milk.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.6
1035 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
Quaint coffee shop that uses real coffee mugs, not paper cups, and offers great seasonal coffee flavors.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.6
It’s a cappuccino kind of Monday!! ❤️ 📷: @tgage2
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127 Hoffman St., Saugatuck
Try the cinnamon vanilla cold brew coffee or the lavender latte — Yelp reviewers’ favorites.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.7
315 E. Water St., Kalamazoo
Friendly staff, great coffee and close to downtown. And there are five locations throughout Kalamazoo.
Ratings: Yelp: 4.5 , TripAdvisor: 4.5, Google: 4.5


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