We were inspired, after spending a lot of time at new Great Lakes Cafe for this week's main feature
and a photo essay
by Marvin Shaouni, to compile a list of other coffee businesses to open in Detroit over the last, oh, 18 months or so. Then again, we wanted to include coffeehouses soon to open as well.
We're guessing that six months from now we'll be reporting on similar businesses busting into the local marketplace.
Here they are in alphabetical order:
15 E. Kirby St. 313-871-0500
Neighborhood: Midtown/Cultural /Center
Tucked inside the Park Shelton, Fourteen East
is a combination coffee shop/ gallery, displaying a rotating selection of local art. They also have a meeting space which can be reserved.
2051 Rosa Parks
Neighborhood: Midtown/soon to be Corktown
's brick and mortar location is under construction; meanwhile, the local micro-roaster has been doing pop-ups, most frequently at MOCAD in Midtown.
2124 Michigan Ave. 313-638-2989
With its focus on exceptional coffee, Astro
is the darling of Detroit’s coffee cognoscenti and a welcome addition to Corktown’s growing assortment of businesses. Don’t miss the out-of-this-world baked goods made on site.
243 West Congress St. 313-963-2326
The Bean Bar
caters to the downtown business crowd, who praise its uber-friendly staff, sparklingly clean interior and reasonable prices.
The Bottom Line
4474 Third St. 313-638-2759
WSU students and Midtown residents have been eagerly awaiting the Bottom Line
, open this week.
611 Woodward/ 1555 Broadway (open soon) 313-237-7772
The Chase Tower location of Chez Zara
has been open since 2009, but owners expect to open their spiffy new location in the M@dison Building sometime this August.
2950 Caniff 313-875-7325
Good news for slow coffee aficionados: pour-over coffee has made its way north. Even better, Courage Coffee
serves up their primo coffee at wallet-friendly Hamtramck prices.
Germack Coffee Roasting Company
2517 Russell St. 313-556-0062
Neighborhood: Eastern Market
Known for decades for their freshly roasted pistachios, the Germack
company is now roasting and serving coffee in an attractive new space on Russell Street. They also carry a selection of teas, spices and gourmet grocery items.
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.
3965 Woodward Ave. 313-831-9627
After years of bringing locally roasted coffee to markets all over the metro area, Great Lakes
decided to open a retail location. In addition to some of the best coffee in town, you can also get wine, beer and coffee cocktails. See our full feature story here
Noelle Lothamer authors the Model D series on Detroit food, SimmerD.
Photos by Marvin Shaouni