Located on the shores of the Grand River, east of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids is a city with plenty of things to see and do from exploring the magnificent art collection at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park or the Grand Rapids Art Museum to hitting one of the many breweries around town and sampling craft brews. The nine months of cold weather makes this city perfect for also sampling coffee brews at one of the many cafés, coffee shops, and craft stores around town. Head to one of these spots for an unrivaled steaming cup of java. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
© Bagel Beanery
Bagel Beanery is a well-established bakery and coffee-shop chain that serves fresh, house-made bagels, espresso-based drinks, and other light bites in a casual café-style setting. Open for breakfast and lunch, the café serves Spring Lake Magnum Coffee Roastery blends ranging from americanos and espresso shots to cappuccinos and macchiatos. Breakfast bites include signature breakfast bagel sandwiches, while lunch items include homemade soups, gourmet sandwiches, bagels with various toppings, such as house-made blends of cream cheese.
455 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-235-7500
© Common Ground
Common Ground is a small, laid-back coffee shop and local neighborhood favorite for its variety of fair-trade organic coffee and espresso drinks, and other unusually named drinks like the Glip-Glop and Dirty Dragon. The quaint coffee shop serves espresso-based drinks, a variety of teas, and healthy smoothies, along with gourmet breakfast and lunch sandwiches and mouth-watering pastries in a bright, modern space. The coffee shop has plenty of space with high-speed Internet making it an ideal spot for catching up on some work.
1319 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-459-2999
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© Corridor Coffee
Located on Stocking Avenue, Corridor Coffee is a sweet little neighborhood café set in a stand-alone house that features a cozy coffee shop and gathering space on the first floor and a professional co-working space on the second floor. The space is decorated with warm décor, dark wood floors and fixtures, white walls, and warm lighting, creating a comfortable, homey atmosphere. Corridor Coffee serves a variety of coffee and espresso drinks made with Chicago-based Intelligensia coffee, along with gluten-free baked goods from Rise. The café offers a no-contract monthly membership for individuals using the dedicated co-working space, which includes free unlimited batch brew coffee, discounts on espresso drinks and snacks, and high-powered wireless Internet.
637 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, Phone: 616-288-2700
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4.Deja Brew Coffee Bar
© Deja Brew Coffee Bar
Tucked behind the Twisted Rooster off East Beltline, Deja Brew Coffee Bar is a cozy little java gem that serves specialty Italian-inspired coffee drinks made with Uncommon Coffee Roasters beans, pour-overs, a variety of loose-leaf teas, and freshly baked pastries and cakes. Teas are served with hourglass sand timers to ensure every cup has the maximum amount of flavor, and the café hosts live acoustic music sessions in the evenings throughout the year.
1600 E Beltline Ave NE Suite 118, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, Phone: 616-585-1417
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5.Ferris Coffee and Nut Company
© Ferris Coffee and Nut Company
Ferris Coffee and Nut Company is a 94-year-old Grand Rapids institution, supplying the community with freshly roasted coffee beans and nuts since 1924. One of Grand Rapid’s oldest coffee companies, Ferris is part-coffee shop and part candy store, roasting coffee beans and nuts in-house and serving an array of inventive espresso and coffee drinks along with a rotating selection of house-made nut milk. Ferris Coffee and Nut Company also serve gourmet sandwiches and a selection of freshly baked pastries and hosts coffee brewing and tasting classes.
40 Pearl St NW #100a, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-228-8840
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6.Go Java Coffee
© Go Java Coffee
Go Java Coffee is a family-owned and operated coffee shop that has been serving the community since 2012. Exuding an inviting, laid-back atmosphere, the café serves a made-to-order breakfast and lunch menu featuring omelets, egg dishes, breakfast sandwiches, and a rotating selection of fresh fruit smoothies. The café also stocks sweet treats from the Nantucket Baking Company and Van's Pastry Shoppe to complement their wide range of espresso and drip coffees made with Rowster Coffee and seasonal Prospectors Nitro Cold Brew.
15 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-456-5282
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7.Jam ‘n Bean Coffee Company - Grand Rapids
© Jam ‘n Bean Coffee Company - Grand Rapids
Jam 'n Bean Coffee Company is a local coffee chain and roastery that roasts beans in-house daily and offers a coffee subscription program for home delivery. The local roaster sourced high-quality beans from all over the world and creates four signature blends for sipping and selling and offers a variety of packages through a coffee subscription program. Cafés have coffee and hot chocolate bars and offer cupping sessions with private, professionally trained baristas.
Waters Building, 161 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-432-6683
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© Kava Kasa
Set on Cherry Street, Kava Kasa is a local café that is dedicated to the Pacific Island root drink known as kava. Owners Riccardo Schinina and Karen Salenno swear by the health benefits of this drink and opened the café to share their passion for the drink and its health benefits with the community. Kava is famous for its calming effects on both mind and body and is drunk around the world as an anti-anxiety and anti-stress remedy, as well as a muscle relaxant. The café serves kava, as well as loose-leaf teas, and healthy smoothies in a variety of flavors and has a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere in which customers can enjoy the soothing effects of the kava.
962 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, Phone: 616-649-0177
9.Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge
© Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge
Nestled in the old Grand Central Engineering Building on Commerce Avenue, Lantern Coffee Bar is a comfortable, welcoming café and lounge with two levels where visitors can relax over fresh brews from Bay City-based specialty roaster Populace Coffee. The eco-friendly café is committed to a waste-free service environment and serves coffee in compostable cups with no packaged sugars or creams, and customers can bring reusable mugs if preferred. The first floor of the café has a bar with a La Marzocco Strada coffee machine and few tables and chairs, while the basement offers a quiet, inviting brick-walled space with wooden beams and plenty of comfortable seating.
100 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, Phone: 616-920-0209
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10.Local Mocha Coffee
Located in the historic Monroe Center in Downtown Grand Rapids, Local Mocha Coffee is a modern coffee shop serving a variety of coffee and espresso drinks made with beans that are slow-roasted to perfection by Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters. Open all day, the bright café also serves home-made chocolate and home-made caramel, healthy fruit smoothies, a variety of freshly baked pastries and other baked goods, homemade soups, and gourmet sandwiches.
96 Monroe Center St NW #100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-459-0082
11.Lyon Street Cafe
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Located in the historic Hill-Midtown neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Lyon Street Café is a stylish contemporary eatery and cozy neighborhood gathering spot for college students and freelancers. Named after the street in which it is situated, the café has a distinctive French feel with white-painted brick walls, comfy booth seating, and a few high-top tables for those wanting to people watch. The café serves Madcap Coffee blends ranging from smooth espresso drinks to pour-overs and offers a selection of sweet treats from the nearby Nantucket Bakery.
617 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-635-2194, 617 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
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12.Madcap Coffee Company
© Madcap Coffee Company
Hailed as one of the nation’s best coffee roasters, Madcap Coffee Company serves handcrafted brews made with its own beans, which have been ethically sourced from coffee-growing nations around the world. The company boasts three cafés and a roastery in the city, including a modern, minimalist space with indoor and outdoor seating on Fulton Street and a beautiful designer spot at the Downtown Market. The flagship café is based at the corner of Monroe Center and Ottawa Avenue and serves perfectly brewed espresso drinks, pour-over coffee, and a small but solid food menu of farm-to-table fare.
98 Monroe Center NW / 435 Ionia Ave. SW / 1041 Fulton Street E
13.Mayan Buzz Cafe
© Mayan Buzz Café
Mayan Buzz Café is a Central American themed coffee shop that serves as a comfortable and laid-back spot for the community to gather over great coffee. The little café boasts international flair with bright décor, culturally diverse and friendly staff, and personable baristas who create sublime coffee drinks in a warm and vibrant atmosphere. The café coffee shop serves a variety of traditional and specialty coffee drinks, including americano, cappuccino, macchiato, and espresso-baked sips, as well as pour-overs, cold brews, and brewed teas. It has comfy seating, a cozy fireplace, free high-speed wireless Internet, and a big-screen TV for sports and news updates and is available to rent for special events and functions.
208 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-608-3052
14.Outside Coffee Co.
© Outside Coffee Co.
Located in a public garden off the Woosah Outdoor and Lifestyle shop, Outside Coffee Co., is a unique and aptly named café that serves coffee from a vintage camper. Open year-round in all sorts of weather, the little café serves a range of coffee drinks made with Ferris Coffee & Nut. beans, hot chocolate, teas, and other drinks, as well as a small selection of handmade fare like toasts with gluten-free options, freshly baked pastries, and ice-cream. Outside Coffee Co. is dog-friendly and open daily.
734 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
15.PaLatte Coffee & Art
© PaLatte Coffee & Art
Art meets coffee at PaLatte Coffee and Art, part coffee shop, part art gallery in the downtown Heartside district. Boasting a cozy, art-adorned space with indoor and outdoor seating, and a gallery of artworks, PaLatte Coffee and Art serves handcrafted espresso drinks and specialty coffee beverages, along with delicious pastries and other freshly baked goods. Situated just down the street from the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the family-owned and operated café is the perfect spot to enjoy a great cup of coffee and peruse local artwork, including paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures.
150 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-802-2626
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Located in the Grand Rapids Community College, the Quiet Café is a cozy, comfortable café and popular stops for students that serves fresh-brewed, locally roasted coffee, classic coffee house specialties, such as americano, cappuccino, macchiato, and espresso-baked sips, as well as pour-overs, cold brews, and brewed teas. Breakfast and lunch menus offer favorites like fruit smoothies, scrambled eggs, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, homemade soups, and salads, as well as made-to-order paninis and fresh bakery items.
GRCC Student Community Center, 122 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-234-4169
17.Roots Brew Shop
© Roots Brew Shop
Roots Brew Shop is a locally-owned, community-focused coffee shop with mismatched furniture and an old-school vibe that serves premium coffee and tea, and freshly made bagels and pastries in a warm and laid-back atmosphere. Owners Mallory Root and Austin Radebaugh have created a space for the local community to come together over great coffee, food, and conversation and sometimes host special events and functions like local art competitions.
600 7th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, Phone: 616-608-4391
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18.Rowster Coffee - Wealthy Street
Rowster Coffee is an established coffee shop and roastery with three locations in the city. The flagship shop on Wealthy Street roasts a wide range of beans ethically sourced from a range of countries such as Burundi and Guatemala and serves an array of standard and specialty coffee drinks. Surrounded by a hip and happening neighborhood, the café features stylish décor with subdued color palette, minimal seating, and large storefront window which offers great street views. The counter-serve café offers espresso drinks, draught cold brews, and kombucha, along with fresh pastries and other light fare.
632 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids / 410 Ada Dr. SE, Ada
19.Schuil Coffee Company
© Schuil Coffee Company
The Schuil Coffee Company is a small, family-owned company that was started by Garry Schuil after his travels in the 1970s and became the first coffee roaster in Michigan to roast and serve premium coffees. The company imports and roasts the world’s best Arabica coffee beans in a variety of blends, packages and sells them to retailers around the country. The Schuil Coffee Company also has a retail coffee shop near the roasting facility in Kentwood that serves a variety of premium house-roasted coffee, teas from around the world, and a selection of drip drinks. The cozy café also has a gift shop selling coffee-related items and merchandise.
3679 29th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, Phone: 616-956-1881
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20.Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar
© Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar
Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar is a bright and cheery café with an easy-going ambiance that serves standard and specialty coffee drinks, along with fresh baked goods. Located in the East Hills neighborhood, Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar serves high-quality coffee using Michigan-based Populace coffee beans and an extensive tea selection from Rishi Tea. The café transforms into a chic wine bar with an industrial setting in the evening, serving casual wines from around the world, along with cheese platters, toasts, and small sharing plates.
955 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, Phone: 616-350-9545
21.Stovetop Coffee Roasters
© Stovetop Coffee Roasters
Stovetop Coffee Roasters is a locally owned coffee shop with a commercial roastery and café in Ann Arbor and a second café in Grand Rapids. The café ethically and sustainably sources coffee beans from around the world and roasts the own beans in-house before highly skilled, professional baristas create one-of-a-kind coffees and specialty drinks. The company is named after founder and owner Steve Holm’s attempts at roasting coffee beans with a popcorn popper in the kitchen of his dorm during his college days.
944 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-855-5353
22.That Early Bird
© That Early Bird
Located on Lake Drive, That Early Bird is a contemporary café with natural décor and a warm and welcoming atmosphere that serves all-day brunch and lunch in a laid-back and relaxed setting. The friendly coffee shop serves a variety of traditional and specialty coffee drinks, including americano, cappuccino, macchiato, and espresso-baked sips, as well as pour-overs, cold brews, and brewed teas. Brunch dishes range from omelets and egg scrambles to healthy bowls, fresh salads, homemade soups, and gourmet sandwiches. Freshly baked pastries, cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats are delivered daily and offer the perfect accompaniment to a steaming mug of coffee.
1445 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, Phone: 616-258-8350
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23.The Bitter End Coffee House
Housed in a century-old bank building in the university district on the West Side, the Bitter End Coffee House is an old-world café with an original Neo-Classical façade and beautifully renovated interiors with early 20th century elements. The café has porcelain tile floors, high tin ceilings, intricate woodwork, art-adorned walls, and leaded glass windows and exudes a distinctly European ambiance. The quiet, cozy coffeehouse serves exceptional espresso and espresso-based beverages using hand-roasted Fair Trade and organic beans sourced from South and Central America and the Caribbean. Signature drinks include slow-steeped cold brews, healthy smoothies, bubble tea, and North Beach Italian soda, and a selection of bagels and baked goods are delivered fresh daily.
752 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, Phone: 616-451-6061
24.The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand
© The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand
The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand is a small and friendly landmark coffee spot in the East Hills neighborhood that been in business for more than 10 years. Housed in a standalone former hardware store on Wealthy Street, the flagship café has rustic wooden floors, tables with high-backed armchairs, and a large front window that lets in light. The menu features classic coffee drinks, along with creative specialty and seasonal drinks, and an eclectic collection of newspapers, magazines, and periodicals offers something to read while relaxing over your brew.
1035 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, Phone: 616-608-3375
24 Best Coffee Shops in Grand Rapids, MI
- Bagel Beanery, Photo: Bagel Beanery
- Common Ground, Photo: Common Ground
- Corridor Coffee, Photo: Corridor Coffee
- Deja Brew Coffee Bar, Photo: Deja Brew Coffee Bar
- Ferris Coffee and Nut Company, Photo: Ferris Coffee and Nut Company
- Go Java Coffee, Photo: Go Java Coffee
- Jam ‘n Bean Coffee Company - Grand Rapids, Photo: Jam ‘n Bean Coffee Company - Grand Rapids
- Kava Kasa, Photo: Kava Kasa
- Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge, Photo: Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge
- Local Mocha Coffee, Photo: mnirat/stock.adobe.com
- Lyon Street Cafe, Photo: Jacob Lund/stock.adobe.com
- Madcap Coffee Company, Photo: Madcap Coffee Company
- Mayan Buzz Cafe, Photo: Mayan Buzz Café
- Outside Coffee Co., Photo: Outside Coffee Co.
- PaLatte Coffee & Art, Photo: PaLatte Coffee & Art
- Quiet Cafe, Photo: volff/stock.adobe.com
- Roots Brew Shop, Photo: Roots Brew Shop
- Rowster Coffee - Wealthy Street, Photo: ArdichawatSripaiboo/stock.adobe.com
- Schuil Coffee Company, Photo: Schuil Coffee Company
- Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar, Photo: Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar
- Stovetop Coffee Roasters, Photo: Stovetop Coffee Roasters
- That Early Bird, Photo: That Early Bird
- The Bitter End Coffee House, Photo: baranq/stock.adobe.com
- The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand, Photo: The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand
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