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5 Best Coffee Shops in Detroit to Try That’ll Help Boost You & the Community

Get a Boost of Energy While Supporting the Boost of New Coffee Shops in Detroit

COFFEE SPOTS

Coffee shops in Detroit are like most small businesses in that they create an artistic ambiance and warm communal space. Stopping in at a local Detroit coffee shop is unquestionably more of a slow-paced, reflective environment versus rushing into a Starbucks or waiting in line at a drive-thru. The motivation behind the new coffee shops in Detroit projects has risen from COVID-19 hits and neighborhood revitalization.

Whether they’ve just opened in 2021, reopened, or are rebuilding, coffeehouses are essentially what keeps the spaces in Detroit occupied with infectious energy. People need a reason to get up in the morning and for most, this involves a routine coffee. Increasing the coffee shops in Detroit is more important than it seems! Take a look at these 5.

 

PHOTO MORNINGSIDE CAFE Detroit

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MORNINGSIDE CAFE IS CALLING FOR SUPPORT

Morningside Cafe is Detroit’s newest coffee and entertainment cafe. Coffee lovers are more than welcome, but they also invite the early birds that prefer tea and smoothies. Stay tuned as owner, Jeffrey D. Lewis II makes a valiant effort to rebuild a buzzing part of Detroit. Jeffrey’s newly launched, community-based coffee and entertainment establishment experienced the unimaginable on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022. A fire began from an adjacent building, making its way to theirs, causing significant fire, smoke, and water damage. In under 2 weeks, they’ve graciously reached $5,000 in donations towards their rebuilding efforts! You can Morningside Coffee by donating to their GoFundMe page HERE. Located on Warren near Outer Drive on the east side.

Also, be on the lookout for:

Black Coffee that will bolster North End’s rebound. They will have bright decor and involve the work of other local entrepreneurs.

 

COFFEE DOWN UNDER

Coffee shops can be unique to Detroit culture while also bringing in global flavors. Coffee Down Under is a not to the Down Under with their Australian-style coffee bar.  Find them (literally down under) in a basement spot, which opened prior to the pandemic. It’s in the Financial District in a 400-square-foot space. The Aussies would be proud to know that they serve espresso roasts from Proud Mary Cafe, a Melbourne-based company. There also are Australian refreshments, including the long black, which is created by pouring a double-shot of espresso or ristretto over hot water. Detroit has expressed its values through sustainable clothes, but now it also prioritizes the environment through coffee. Just grab a coffee or use their toilet paper to see. Located at 607 Shelby St Detroit, MI 48226.

 

YELLOW LIGHT COFFEE AND DONUTS

PHOTO YELLOW LIGHT COFFEE & DONUTS

PHOTO YELLOW LIGHT COFFEE & DONUTS / UNSPLASH

Want a pick-me-up without physically walking in to pick it up? This Detroit coffee shop has a drive-thru window for easier coffee pickup. Yellow Light is the latest creation from glassblowing artist Niko Dimitrijevic and Detroit restaurateurs Jacques and Christine Driscoll, owners of Green Dot Stables and Johnny Noodle King. The shop also sells coffee and beans, but donuts and hot-chicken biscuits draw in a substantial crowd as well. Customers can choose from a dozen flavors of cake donuts ranging from plantain to hibiscus. Located at 14447 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48215.

 

THE RED HOOK GREENWAY

Some coffee shops in Detroit were conceptualized in other cities. The Red Hook coffee shop first opened in downtown Ferndale a little more than a decade ago, followed by a second location in Detroit’s West Village and the purchase of Pinwheel Bakery. This new location, dubbed Red Hook Greenway is great for the grab-and-go crowd. Bikers can stop by and order the same drinks and baked goods popularized by customers. Located at 2761 E Jefferson Ave Suite C, Detroit, MI 48207.

 

PHOTO MILWAUKEE CAFFEE DETROIT

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MILWAUKEE CAFE

So, coffee shops in Detroit range from Australian to Italian. Milwaukee Caffe is highly relationship-focused, considering it has just 150 square feet of space. This cafe from the owners of the nearby cocktail bar, Kiesling has limited capacity for standing room, which makes it a literal standout on this list of coffee shops in Detroit. Try a maple rosemary latte or stick with your go-to espresso. Enjoy your quality coffee with a side of meaningful conversations with baristas. The history of immigration is close to the hearts of those that put a delicious drink in your hand. Located at 447 E Milwaukee Ave, Detroit, MI 48202.
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