List created by Seoung (ChowDownDetroit) & Virginia
Whatever day it is, starting off the morning with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee and a quick bite is a must! Here are some of the top places I recommend around the area. Where else are you getting your daily caffeine fix?
If you want an aesthetic coffee place where baristas appreciate your presence, watch them roast the coffee and enjoy a great cup of organic espresso, Chazzano will do just that. Their extensive flavor profiles range from bold and citrusy to tobacco and fruity. The fresh aroma and comfortable atmosphere are reasons enough for you and your friends to check this place out.
Chazzano: 1737 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Who would have ever thought that motorcycles and coffee could go together? Well, at ASHE Supply Co, the theme is set up precisely like that. This is a shop that sells urban gear, treats, and coffee under the same roof. They like to add an artistic flair on their bathroom doors and have plenty of items all over the place to gawk at. There’s plenty of space to meet with friends or get some solo studying done.
ASHE Supply Co.: 1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
3. Red Dot
Red Dot Coffee Company offers more than just coffee. They want to incorporate all the great elements of a coffee house: the people, conversations and even cupping events! All the fun is inside this refurbished Victorian home. It feels like a house party with an open coffee service! #cozy
Red Dot: 505 N Center St, Northville, MI 48167
Anthology roast their own coffee beans and it’s fantastic! Get a pour over or a latte and find a chill place to sit. It’s a perfect place to read a book, work on your laptop, and meet creative people. Did you see their mug design? Pretty cool mug shot, eh?
Anthology: 1401 Vermont St, Detroit, MI 48216
Go ahead guys, take a selfie and you might just be able to print that on a latte at Birmingham Roast. Located near downtown Birmingham, this busy shop looks and tastes just as great. One should try their “Golden Joy” from the hidden menu, very smooth and not too sweet. Their minimalist decor utilizes a brassy theme, along with their slogan: Wake Up. Drink coffee. Be awesome. Repeat. Well done, BR.
Birmingham Roast: 525 E Brown St, Birmingham, MI 48009
There’s something about the vibrant colors, besides the delicate and sweet aromas of New Order, that gives you a burst of energy when you walk in. If you’re feeling bored with your typical coffee item, then try their seasonal “Naughty Nog Latte”, “S’more Mocha Latte” or their well-known cereal milk lattes. Move over milk, coffee is the cool kid in town.
New Order Coffee Roasters: 3100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
It’s humbling to see how dedicated Common Grace Coffee Co. is about bringing the community together over a tradition that is easily overlooked: enjoying a cup of coffee. They offer book clubs, occasional live music, and valuable conversations that celebrates diversity. Stop in for a good cause, it’ll make you feel like part of the family.
Common Grace: 22225 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124
DOCR is known for not only serving great coffee to their customers, but they are always on the look-out to showcase local musicians. Rather that just a pit-stop, Dessert Oasis welcomes you to sit and enjoy today’s hit music while making new friends over a cup of coffee. Pro tip: try their seasonal “Macch of Kent.” It’s basically a blend of fall season + coffee in one cup.
Dessert Oasis: 336 South Main Street, Rochester, MI 48307 and 1220 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226
Besides coffee, Germack products include dried fruits, chocolates, candies, nut butters, and other gourmet gifts galore. They roast all of their beans on site and have specialty blends from reputable importers around the world. I would recommend taking the family here just to show off.
Germack: 2517 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207
For those Saturday brunch plans, choose Commonwealth Cafe. They have a stellar menu with plenty of fresh and delicious items to choose from, such as their infamous C Latte, goat cheese quiche, or even the grilled cheese and tomato soup. The chill atmosphere of this place adds to the satisfying experience. Get here early though, so you don’t have to wait in line hangrily in order to grab a bite!
Commonwealth: 300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, MI 48009
Tis’ the season to enjoy some eggnog! Trinosophes offers this cup of delight as part of their coffee menu during the holidays and it’s amazing. Try any of the various lattes offered as well as their brunch/lunch specialties. In addition, this shop is also known for their selective book collections, art exhibitions, and even performances & events!
Trinosophes: 1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
12. Qahwah House
Qahwah House is another great place to check out. They are a Yemeni coffee house, known for their Yemeni Lattes, which are crafted with rare coffee beans, husks, cardamom, and steamed milk. Make sure to pair your coffee or latte with some of their freshly baked honeycomb buns. Pick anything from their menu as there are no wrong choices here! Enjoy!
Qahwah House: 6655 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn, Michigan 48126
Have a coffee joint that should be on this list? Where else do you stop in before work or school? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!