Coffee Shops in Detroit, MI
A calming color palette and a smiling barista greet you at the door at Bean and Leaf Café. Locally owned, this environmentally friendly shop prides itself on fresh roasted coffees, fair trade and organic beans and teas and delicious desserts – complete with vegan options. Free Wi-Fi coupled with a relaxing vibe makes Bean and Leaf the perfect place to work or meet friends. And, if you need a break, be sure to take a stroll to admire local artwork available for purchase, or visit the shared bookshelf to pick up a new novel. A second location is in downtown Rochester.
The folks at Chazzano have a saying: “Good coffee makes you sing.” To make customers sing, the shop goes above and beyond to make a mean cup of java. The knowledgeable baristas make each cup right in front of your eyes by grinding the coffee beans on site and using the pour-over, French press and siphon brewing method. The shop is also known for its cupping parties, where roasters teach customers about the unique flavor profiles of coffee and discuss coffee’s journey from seed to cup. But this place is all about coffee, so don’t expect to see any food.
Che Cosa Café popped up just when coffee shops were starting to brew around metro Detroit. Celebrating 13 years in business – and all with the same owner – the spot is consistently voted the best coffee shop in its county, and it’s obvious why once you visit. A pleasant, artsy atmosphere, blended with a great food menu, house-roasted coffee and more than 25 fair trade and organic flavors, keep customers coming back for more. Additionally, open mic night on Mondays are another popular reason locals love stopping by.
One of the best-kept coffee secrets of Detroit’s eastside burbs is Tracey’s Corner Café. Don’t let the strip mall location fool you – this place is the perfect peaceful retreat to meet friends or work on your laptop, with free Wi-Fi and plenty of outlets. The coffee options aren’t too shabby either, with more than 20 unique flavors from fruity to nutty to tantalize your taste buds. The coffee tastes great, the prices are reasonable and the food options are plentiful. Be sure to visit on Tuesdays for open mic night to brave the stage or to hear local talent.
Serious coffee addicts must visit Commonwealth, a modern and chic coffee hotspot in Birmingham, one of Detroit’s most affluent suburbs. Minimalist décor, knowledgeable baristas and premium coffee make it one of the best spots for a fabulous cup of caffeinated goodness. Created with utmost care, each cup of coffee is made to order using filtered, ph-balanced water, hand grinded premium roasted beans and a French press. And everything from the milk to chocolate is local, organic or made by an independent business. Patrons boast about the delicious C Latte and the delectable food options.