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Best Coffee Shops In Detroit

September 27, 2011 7:18 AM

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What makes a good coffee shop? Tasty coffee, knowledgeable and helpful staff and a comfortable place to sit and enjoy a cup of joe. With that in mind here are the best coffee shops in Detroit.

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Farmhouse Coffee and Ice Cream

32644 Franklin Rd
Franklin, MI 48025
(248) 562-7708
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Opened in May of 2010, Farmhouse Coffee and Ice Cream occupies a renovated farmhouse with a wrap around porch. It’s good old-fashioned Americana at its best. Not to mention the coffee drinks are expertly prepared. Doesn’t hurt that they have more than 30 flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt. Open 6:30 am – 9:00 pm daily.

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Commonwealth

300 Hamilton Row
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 792-9766
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They brew Stumptown Coffee beans from Portland Oregon. The staff is known for friendly and efficient service. On warm days they’ll open up the big door on the front for an open feel. Bonus points for a short and sweet menu of soup, sandwiches and salads. Free wi-fi is available.

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Chazzano Coffee Roasters

1737 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220-2039
(248) 691-4256
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Chazzano is not the norm in terms of a typical coffee shop experience since you won’t find a food menu. They do a couple things exceedingly well – roasting beans and brewing coffee — and there’s nothing wrong with that. Owner Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo promises a great cup of coffee that’s “crazy fresh.” After you sample a cup why not pick up a bag of their certified Kosher beans and brewing supplies at the Nine Mile location. Free wi-fi is available.

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1515 Broadway

1515 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-1515

Located across the street from Detroit Opera House and next to Small Plates, this downtown cafe and performance space has no shortage of delicious coffee drinks, pastries and sandwiches. Fans say that the baristas are skilled and courteous. Owner Daniel Martinez has put together a great space for reading, working or just relaxing with funky chairs in a cozy setting. Also a great place for people watching. The hours are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – whenever it gets slow on Saturday and Sunday. They stay open ’til midnight when there’s a theater event. Cash only!

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Biggby Coffee

4501 Woodward Ave
Ste 105
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-9176
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Originally known as Beaners to people from the East Lansing area, Biggby has been doing coffee right since 1997. With the amount of growth and succcess the chain has seen it’s no wonder that the coffee is top notch. The staff of Biggby on Woodward is exceptional. They won’t hesitate to give you a sample and they’ll do it with a smile. This location has tons of space so you won’t feel crammed next to Johnny MacBook. Free wi-fi is available.

Café con Leche

4200 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 554-1744

As its name implies Cafe con Leche is more of a coffee and milk type place. They offer Latin American drinks like Champurrado, which is like hot chocolate. The staff is friendly and will most likely remember your drink from your previous visit. The decor is warm and modern. There is a sense of community in the store with lots of fliers and a diverse set of patrons. Free wi-fi is available, but you’ll need to get the code from an employee. Be forewarned, they are closed on Sundays.

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Bean and Leaf

106 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48068
(248) 586-9602
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The house blend here is a medium-dark blend custom made for Bean and Leaf. According to their website the store is “indepenently owned and operated by a family that lives in the area” which is a bonus. There have been complaints about the parking, but once you get here it’s a treat. The seating area is work friendly and plenty of good people watching to be had. Free wi-fi is available.

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