When you think of West Michigan, most people usually think of the endless breweries in the area as Grand Rapids is named Beer City, USA. However, you can find just as many coffee shops as breweries in Grand Rapids that are worth checking out. Michigan winters can be long and dreary, so what better way to help get you through them than with a hand-crafted cup of coffee? Ditch your usual Starbucks routine and check out one of the many local coffee shops that you won’t be able to get enough of. Here’s my list of the area’s top cozy spots when you’re in need of a caffeine fix and a place to get out of the cold weather.
600 7th Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
When you step into this coffee shop, you will immediately be greeted with the sense of love and community along with great coffee. The furniture here is rustic and even includes old church pews to add to the ambiance. The drink and food selections here are nothing less than amazing. Enjoy a wide variety of caffeinated beverages along with a selection of pastries and sandwiches to munch on as well. This is the perfect place to meet a friend and catch up!
150 Fulton Street E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, PaLatte Coffee & Art offers guests two incredible things in one spot: Coffee and Art. Local artists showcase their artwork throughout this quaint coffee shop that sometimes is even available for purchase. Each week, a new specialty latte is featured that incorporates many unique flavors swirled into steamed milk. This is such a cozy spot to enjoy a latte and view incredible local artwork.
617 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
This café is unique in that you can find not only coffee but also locally-crafted beers and wine flights. Caffeine and alcohol – how can it get any better than that? This serves as a perfect place to meet up with friends, bring your new date, or just cozy up in a corner and read a book. If you come with an appetite, they have you covered with a wide selection of pastries, sandwiches, and salads to choose from. Don’t miss out on this café!
752 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
It’s 3 am and you’re wide awake deciding to get up and be productive – where would you go? The Bitter End Coffee House will be waiting to get you your caffeine fix as it is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week for your convenience. Here you can find fair trade certified and organic coffees that are roasted fresh every single day for customers. You can also enjoy one of the many hand-crafted smoothies and red bull smoothies if you need the extra boost.
734 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to one of the most unique coffee shops in Grand Rapids that is a camper-converted coffee shop selling drinks right outside the doors of Woosah Outfitters. In the winter, enjoy your beverage in some of the area’s only heated igloos. Enjoy not only coffee creations but also “trail snacks” including pumpkin toast. This really is the perfect place to gaze at the beautiful snow outside while sitting in a cozy heated igloo enjoying a cup of coffee.