Updated: Jun 15
Noms Brews & Views loves more than just craft brews, we also love coffee brews. There are so may incredible coffee shops in Michigan, all with high-quality beans and a passion for serving phenomenal coffee. Below lists our top 16 favorite coffee shops in Michigan, each with their own uniqueness. Taste the difference for yourself and add them to your bucket list of must-try coffee shops in Michigan.
Coffee Shops in Michigan
Best Eastern Michigan Coffee Shops
[Detroit, MI & Midwest]
With location all throughout the Midwest, Great Lakes Coffee got its start in Detroit and has the most locations throughout Michigan. Sourced from Brazil, Columbia, & Costa Rica, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company has a rigorous sourcing process, working with farmers, co-ops, importers, & exporters in order to find the perfect beans for their batches. It does not stop there, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting brews their coffee to perfection whether pour-over, French press, cold brew, or Aeropress.
Learn more about their unique brewing process with their brew guides and taste for yourself at their many locations!
[Lake Orion, MI]
With humble beginning and a strive for originality and inclusion, Shadrach, Meshach & ABeanToGo Coffee Roasters started in the owners hometown of Goodrich, MI. With great success selling their roasted beans wholesale to grocery stores, ABeanToGo began selling cups of coffee for retail and opened up a second location in Lake Orion, MI. The Lake Orion location is loved by the community, providing live music, private dinner parties, and a comfortable café environment. Their name comes from Daniel 3 in the Bible, a story of 3 men with perseverance, faith, and bravery.
Taste the originality behind ABeanToGo at either of their two Michigan location or by ordering online.
As the longest running independent coffee shop in Michigan, Plymouth Coffee Bean Co. knows how to make a great cup of coffee and sources their Arabica beans locally. Not just a coffee shop, Plymouth Coffee Bean also serves tea, entrees and sweets. They host a variety of events from open mic nights to art shows and live music.
Come for the excellent coffee and stay for the chill vibe of this eclectic coffee house in Plymouth.
The perfect place to sit, sip, and linger over a good cup of coffee. Red Dot Coffee Company is a family-owned business with high-quality coffee beans purchased through direct trade. Offering expresso drinks, nitro-brew, chai tea lattes, and smoothies, Red Dot's mission is to awaken everyone to the beauty of coffee, conversation, and companionship by offering delicious coffee in a cozy, historic Northville house.
Two of our favorite things served in one location, coffee and ice cream! With delicious coffee and Wisconsin Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, you are in for a real treat at Coffee + Cream. Enjoy one of their incredible lattes, mochas, or shakes, and you will find yourself staying from your morning coffee till your evening ice cream dessert. Coffee + Cream has incredible service, indoor and outdoor dining, and quaint décor that will make you feel as though you are dining at home. A relatively knew coffee shop located in Livonia, Coffee + Cream will soon be on all Michigan coffee lover's bucket list.
The perfect combination of coffee and ice cream!
A unique owner-operated coffee house in Brighton that also houses dramatic arts, cinema, musical arts, and crafts. Their coffee is sourced from small farms with eco-friendly and sustainable crops. Brewed daily, Brighton Coffee House & Theater's love of coffee is evident in every pour. Sip some coffee while enjoying some bakery items or lunch as you emerging yourself in the local arts culture of Brighton. A unique combination that sparks conversation and socializing with the community.
Their Coffee is sourced from small farms with eco-friendly and sustainable crops
7. Roos Roast
[Ann Arbor, MI]
A staple Ann Arbor coffee joint with a West Coast vibe. Roos Roast is a great company, not only with delicious coffee, but with a commitment to helping the environment. Their roaster uses 80% less energy than typical roasters, their business operations run on solar energy, they have compostable cups & bags, and they have ethically sourced coffee. Roos Roast is a leader in the sustainable coffee industry and a business worth supporting if you care about great things like coffee and our planet!
Try the Lobster Butter or AA-Cowboy blends and you will not be disappointed.
[Royal Oak, MI]
Locally owned and operated, Atomic Coffee specializes in smoothies, juices, coffee, and made-to-order food. Their coffee is roasted fresh each week with three types of blends: House Blend, Dark Roast, & Espresso Blend. They have a spacious dining area with is perfect for socializing, studying, or taking the time to enjoy their high-quality coffee.
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Roasting Planet Coffee is a very unique experience in that you pick out your beans from a choice of eight specialty bean origins and watch them roasted in front of your eyes. Enjoy coffee as fresh as it gets, brewed specifically for you. The outcome is smooth, delicious, natural coffee roasted by Roasting Planet's state-of-the-art JavaBot. Order online or come in the shop for some of the best tasting coffee you've ever had.
J&L Recommended: Unique experience!
Best Western Michigan Coffee Shops
With incredible service, food, and atmosphere, Uncommon Coffee Roasters is located in a quaint house downtown Saugatuck with an lovely outdoor garden to sit and enjoy your coffee. With a focus on sustainability, Uncommon Coffee Roasters repurposes used coffee grounds, uses 100% biodegradable single serve cups, and uses compostable paper products. We always enjoy supporting local business that share a love for coffee and the planet.
Eco-Friendly: Uses 100% biodegradable single serve cups
With five locations around Kalamazoo, the quality coffee of Water Street Coffee Joint speaks for itself. Having a passion for fresh coffee and quality sourcing, Water Street Coffee Joint now serves over 1000 customers daily. Not only coffee, their Oakland location also serves craft brews and cocktails in the evenings. If you're a brew lover of any kind, Water Street Coffee Joint has the beverage for you.
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[Grand Rapids, MI & Detroit, MI]
Madcap coffee strives to find exceptional beans, perfect the roasting process, and serve coffee to those who appreciate the experience. They have a passion for serving memorable coffee and carefully handpick their beans for roasting each year. In addition, they also run a zero waste program that minimizes their environmental impact. Taste what coffee brewed by passionate coffee lovers tastes like at Madcap's Grand Rapids or Detroit locations.
Best Northern Michigan Coffee Shops
Roast & Toast carefully sources their beans from around the world, conducting small batch techniques to maintain freshness and quality. Their offerings are rotated on a weekly basis to allow customers to sample the globe via coffee. Toast & Roast does an amazing job of giving back to the community, recycling, and reducing their carbon footprint in the brewing process. Roast & Toast offers a full menu of café offerings from coffee and expresso to soups, pitas, sandwiches, and salads.
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2. Expresso Bay
[Traverse City, MI]
A local coffee shop in Traverse City that adds character to this lake-side town. With Traverse City known for their cherries, be sure to try their Traverse City Cherry blend or their signature Golden Expresso [TM]. Enjoy their unique flavors of lattes, mochas, smoothies, gelato, milkshakes or coffee pour overs while sipping across the street with views of Grand Traverse Bay.
Tip: Head across the street and sip your coffee along Grand Traverse Bay!
[St Ignace, MI]
Run by Java Joe himself, this is a café you cannot miss when traveling to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. With incredible breakfast and coffee to pair, ask Joe for advice while dining and he will give you amazing tips and tricks for seeing the best nature Michigan's Upper Peninsula has to offer. Java Joes Café is a hidden gem just north of Mackinac Bridge serving magical cream cheese crepes topped with Michigan cherries.
J&L Recommended: Hidden Gem!
A small-town coffee roaster in the beautiful town of Marquette, located alongside Lake Superior. Stop in for their amazing expresso and stay for some locally made pastries, pies, and vanilla bean syrup. If you are looking for some incredible tasting coffee, knowledgeable staff, and some good ole northern Michigan hospitality, Dead River Coffee Roasters is your spot.
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Maps of Michigan Coffee
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