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by Brenna Houck Updated Jan 23, 2020, 9:20am EST

There’s really never been a better time to be a coffee drinker in Detroit than now. The city is flooded with an abundance of great third wave cafes roasting their own beans and community shops offering comfortable atmosphere with excellent local roasts. With an ever increasing array of spots to fuel up on caffeine — be it a latte or a cup of tea — it’s sometimes hard choose the best spots. Below find a guide to some of Detroit’s finest cafes for winter 2020 below Eight Mile.

The cafes are organized geographically. Did we miss your favorite spot in the city? Drop a note in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

This whimsical weekends-only cafe is a great spot to relax with a cup of coffee or tea right off of Eight Mile. Detroit Vintage’s coffee is offered as a pour-over or french press and the shop often has various cakes available by-the-slice. In the warmer months, the shop opens up its small patio to customers.

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This roomy cafe in Bagley offers ample seating and a comfortable, bright space to get some work or studying done. Alongside Detroit-themed espresso and coffee drinks, Detroit Sip keeps customers fed with assorted locally made snacks including cakes, brownies, doughnuts, soup, and chips.

A large cafe with a wooden bar and lots of plants. Michelle and Chris Gerard

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Grandmont-Rosedale’s go-to caffeine hub Town Hall Caffe offers locally-sourced pastries, coffee, espresso, and tea, and also serves a dual role as a community gathering space where people can participate in crafting groups, yoga, and other activities. The shop also recently added a knitting store on the premises.

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Hamtramck, this understated cafe serves all the coffee and espresso standard bearers as well as a selection of paninis and French-style pastries from Golden Wheat Bakery. In warmer weather, the shop features outdoor seating on a secluded patio out back.

A coffee shop with a black and white interior and a mural with abstract mural of women in various poses.Michelle and Chris Gerard

A neighborhood hive in Hamtramck, Cafe 1923 offers Wi-Fi and reasonably priced cups of joe in a laid back atmosphere. Sandwiches and salads are served daily. Grab a seat on a pew or in the café’s cozy library.

A man in a jacket and jeans stands at a shoulder-high coffee bar in a shop with orange walls and tin ceilings. Michelle and Chris Gerard

This narrow spit of a coffee bar is popular among workers in the New Center area looking for an extra jolt in the afternoon or a cup of soup. The shop offers primarily pour overs and espresso drinks with limited seating in the Fisher Building lobby.

A sandwich board says “Welcome to Stella” as a man works on a laptop at a table outside the coffee shop. Michelle and Chris Gerard

Astro Coffee’s sibling Ochre Bakery serves up the same outstanding coffee and espresso drinks in the Core City neighborhood, alongside a more extensive food menu that includes freshly baked sourdough bread loaves, sandwiches, and flatbread.

A yellow cup of coffee sits on a marble table next to a slice of flatbread and chocolate cake.Michelle Gerard

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Woodbridge now has its very own coffee house hangout in Bikes and Coffee. As its name implies the shop caters to cyclists in need of repairs and new builds, but there’s also plenty of coffee and espresso. In addition to the drinks, the cafe carries pastries, bagels, and other snacks for fueling up.

A woman in a pink, ‘90s-style jacket walks up to the counter at Bikes and Coffee. Someone in a blue jacket talks to an employee while holding a bike. Michelle and Chris Gerard

A café, bar, and restaurant wrapped into one, Great Lakes hits all the notes. Drop in for a matcha latte, a 50-50, or perhaps a glass of natural wine (the bar’s specialty).

Customers gather at tables inside the wood and brick cafe at Great Lakes in Midtown.Michelle Gerard

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New Order features a bright white, minimalist interior with lots of seating and large windows overlooking Woodward Avenue and Watson street, plus an outdoor patio for warm weather coffee drinking. The shop roasts its beans in small batches and offers a variety of espresso drinks and coffee dressed up with colorful M&Ms or fluffy flavored marshmallows.

An extremely bright white, minimalist cafe with a white espresso machine, white counters, white light fixtures, and white tables.Michelle and Chris Gerard

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Anthology Coffee picked up operations and transplanted itself in Eastern Market last spring. The bright, new cafe is bigger than the previous location with its own patio and garage doors for optimum airflow during the summer. In addition to single-origin coffees roasted on site, the shop serves gluten-free pastries and refreshing iced coffee tonic. Drop in on the weekends for waffle brunch pop-ups and coffee tastings.

A man in a jean jacket sits at a table reading a book next to a mug of black coffee.Chris Gerard for Anthology Coffee

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Hidden in a corner of Eastern Market’s Savvy Chic shop, Cairo Coffee owner Monica Isaac brews beans from a rotating selection of respected roasters. Drop in and grab a pour over or an espresso drink. The shop also offers baked goods from Sister Pie.

Monica Isaac stands behind a small coffee counter at Cairo Coffee. The counter features a shabby chic book display and a pour-over system.Michelle and Chris Gerard

Germack is known for two things: pistachios and coffee. The Eastern Market roastery offers a wide selection of wholesale beans as well as smaller packaged coffees for home brewing needs. The shop also houses a popular cafe ready to fix up a latte or hot tea.

The exterior of the brick Germack building is shown on a sunny day. Michelle and Chris Gerard

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This east side cafe was designed as a community space with plenty of room for coffee and community collaboration. The Commons even features a laundromat for the neighborhood. In addition to the beverages, the shop serves a selection of local baked goods including hand pies.

The interior of the Commons features white walls with silver ductwork. An employee stands behind the wood planked coffee bar. Michelle and Chris Gerard

With locations in Ferndale and Detroit, Red Hook has gained a wide following. The shops use beans from Stumptown Coffee and Parlor Coffee and both brew a very tasty chai. What really sets Red Hook apart from the pack, though, is the wide selection of housemade baked goods — both sweet and savory. Seating at the West Village location is somewhat limited, but that only adds the intimate neighborhood cafe vibe.

A white mug of coffee sits next to a mini bundt cake on a pink and white china plate.Michelle and Chris Gerard

Downtown Detroit cafe Ashe Supply Co. offers plenty of comfortable seating and snacks sourced from Detroit Institute of Bagels and Sister Pie. Don’t miss the honey-based cafe con miel.

Customers in jackets and sweaters gather around a curved bar sitting at stools.Ashe Supply Co.Michelle and Chris Gerard

The beans from this Bay City-based roastery and cafe have long had a presence in Detroit cafes, but Populace is now brewing at its very own coffee bar in the lobby of the Siren Hotel surrounded by comfy, vintage seats and couches. The bright green counter serves up drip coffee and espresso drinks as well as a handful of cookies and pastries.

The small coffee bar at Populace is mint green with fan-like tan pendant lights and a vase of red flowers.Christian Harder/The Siren Hotel [Official]

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The coffee experts from Grand Rapids-based roaster Madcap Coffee moved into in the Shinola Hotel complex last spring. The primarily standing room cafe serves the typical coffee and espresso drinks as well as some rotating drink specials that mix coffee with unconventional ingredients like cola and bitters. Don’t miss Madcap’s silky smooth nitro cold brew.

A man and a woman share a table on the patio outside the open bar window at Madcap Coffee on a sunny day. Michelle Gerard

This two-story corner café in Capitol Park distinguishes itself with the upstairs turntable that regularly spins electronic music and its relaxed atmosphere. Alongside drinks, the coffee bar offers snacks like fruit and Dutch Girl doughnuts.

A customer leans up against the corner of the bar at Urban Bean Co.Michelle and Chris Gerard

Rochester-based roaster Dessert Oasis continues to pour great coffee and espresso drinks at its sprawling, industrial cafe in downtown’s Capitol Park area. Find third wave coffee standard-bearers here like pour overs as well as freshly baked cakes and cheesecakes. Visit on a weekday and find a mixture of students and working professionals filling the booths and tables.

Two customers in knit caps sit at black metal bar stools at the central coffee station inside Dessert Oasis.Michelle and Chris Gerard

Tucked on the second story of Detroit Barbers is Corktown’s newest coffee bar. Lucky Detroit features views of Michigan Avenue and brews using Populace Coffee beans. The interior has a saloon feel with a mirrored back bar, antique metal light fixtures, and a mounted moose head on the wall. Windows let in lots of light and customers have their choice of seating from long communal tables to leather couches to bar stools.

The interior of Lucky Detroit features a mirrored back bar, brick walls, and a wooden counter with matching vintage bar stools.Michelle and Chris Gerard

A beloved spot on Michigan Avenue, Astro Coffee offers more than a caffeine buzz. The shop’s selection of sandwiches (the egg sandwich is legendary) and other baked goods are some of the best in the city. Astro recently began roasting its own beans, offering even more complexity to the cafe’s offerings.

Customers sit at tables near the front window at Astro Coffee. The photo is framed by lush green plants.Michelle and Chris Gerard

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10335 W 8 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

This whimsical weekends-only cafe is a great spot to relax with a cup of coffee or tea right off of Eight Mile. Detroit Vintage’s coffee is offered as a pour-over or french press and the shop often has various cakes available by-the-slice. In the warmer months, the shop opens up its small patio to customers.

7420 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

A large cafe with a wooden bar and lots of plants. Michelle and Chris Gerard

This roomy cafe in Bagley offers ample seating and a comfortable, bright space to get some work or studying done. Alongside Detroit-themed espresso and coffee drinks, Detroit Sip keeps customers fed with assorted locally made snacks including cakes, brownies, doughnuts, soup, and chips.

19180 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223

Grandmont-Rosedale’s go-to caffeine hub Town Hall Caffe offers locally-sourced pastries, coffee, espresso, and tea, and also serves a dual role as a community gathering space where people can participate in crafting groups, yoga, and other activities. The shop also recently added a knitting store on the premises.

10215 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

A coffee shop with a black and white interior and a mural with abstract mural of women in various poses.Michelle and Chris Gerard

Nestled in the heart of downtown Hamtramck, this understated cafe serves all the coffee and espresso standard bearers as well as a selection of paninis and French-style pastries from Golden Wheat Bakery. In warmer weather, the shop features outdoor seating on a secluded patio out back.

2287 Holbrook St, Hamtramck, MI

A man in a jacket and jeans stands at a shoulder-high coffee bar in a shop with orange walls and tin ceilings. Michelle and Chris Gerard

A neighborhood hive in Hamtramck, Cafe 1923 offers Wi-Fi and reasonably priced cups of joe in a laid back atmosphere. Sandwiches and salads are served daily. Grab a seat on a pew or in the café’s cozy library.

3011 W Grand Blvd #110A, Detroit, MI 48202

A sandwich board says “Welcome to Stella” as a man works on a laptop at a table outside the coffee shop. Michelle and Chris Gerard

This narrow spit of a coffee bar is popular among workers in the New Center area looking for an extra jolt in the afternoon or a cup of soup. The shop offers primarily pour overs and espresso drinks with limited seating in the Fisher Building lobby.

4884 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

A yellow cup of coffee sits on a marble table next to a slice of flatbread and chocolate cake.Michelle Gerard

Astro Coffee’s sibling Ochre Bakery serves up the same outstanding coffee and espresso drinks in the Core City neighborhood, alongside a more extensive food menu that includes freshly baked sourdough bread loaves, sandwiches, and flatbread.

1521 Putnam St, Detroit, MI 48208

A woman in a pink, ‘90s-style jacket walks up to the counter at Bikes and Coffee. Someone in a blue jacket talks to an employee while holding a bike. Michelle and Chris Gerard

Woodbridge now has its very own coffee house hangout in Bikes and Coffee. As its name implies the shop caters to cyclists in need of repairs and new builds, but there’s also plenty of coffee and espresso. In addition to the drinks, the cafe carries pastries, bagels, and other snacks for fueling up.

3965 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Customers gather at tables inside the wood and brick cafe at Great Lakes in Midtown.Michelle Gerard

A café, bar, and restaurant wrapped into one, Great Lakes hits all the notes. Drop in for a matcha latte, a 50-50, or perhaps a glass of natural wine (the bar’s specialty).

3100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

An extremely bright white, minimalist cafe with a white espresso machine, white counters, white light fixtures, and white tables.Michelle and Chris Gerard

New Order features a bright white, minimalist interior with lots of seating and large windows overlooking Woodward Avenue and Watson street, plus an outdoor patio for warm weather coffee drinking. The shop roasts its beans in small batches and offers a variety of espresso drinks and coffee dressed up with colorful M&Ms or fluffy flavored marshmallows.

1948 Division St, Detroit, MI 48207

A man in a jean jacket sits at a table reading a book next to a mug of black coffee.Chris Gerard for Anthology Coffee

Anthology Coffee picked up operations and transplanted itself in Eastern Market last spring. The bright, new cafe is bigger than the previous location with its own patio and garage doors for optimum airflow during the summer. In addition to single-origin coffees roasted on site, the shop serves gluten-free pastries and refreshing iced coffee tonic. Drop in on the weekends for waffle brunch pop-ups and coffee tastings.

2712 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Monica Isaac stands behind a small coffee counter at Cairo Coffee. The counter features a shabby chic book display and a pour-over system.Michelle and Chris Gerard

Hidden in a corner of Eastern Market’s Savvy Chic shop, Cairo Coffee owner Monica Isaac brews beans from a rotating selection of respected roasters. Drop in and grab a pour over or an espresso drink. The shop also offers baked goods from Sister Pie.

2517 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

The exterior of the brick Germack building is shown on a sunny day. Michelle and Chris Gerard

Germack is known for two things: pistachios and coffee. The Eastern Market roastery offers a wide selection of wholesale beans as well as smaller packaged coffees for home brewing needs. The shop also houses a popular cafe ready to fix up a latte or hot tea.

7900 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

The interior of the Commons features white walls with silver ductwork. An employee stands behind the wood planked coffee bar. Michelle and Chris Gerard

This east side cafe was designed as a community space with plenty of room for coffee and community collaboration. The Commons even features a laundromat for the neighborhood. In addition to the beverages, the shop serves a selection of local baked goods including hand pies.

8025 Agnes St., Detroit, MI 48214

A white mug of coffee sits next to a mini bundt cake on a pink and white china plate.Michelle and Chris Gerard

With locations in Ferndale and Detroit, Red Hook has gained a wide following. The shops use beans from Stumptown Coffee and Parlor Coffee and both brew a very tasty chai. What really sets Red Hook apart from the pack, though, is the wide selection of housemade baked goods — both sweet and savory. Seating at the West Village location is somewhat limited, but that only adds the intimate neighborhood cafe vibe.

1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

Customers in jackets and sweaters gather around a curved bar sitting at stools.Ashe Supply Co.Michelle and Chris Gerard

Downtown Detroit cafe Ashe Supply Co. offers plenty of comfortable seating and snacks sourced from Detroit Institute of Bagels and Sister Pie. Don’t miss the honey-based cafe con miel.

1509 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

The small coffee bar at Populace is mint green with fan-like tan pendant lights and a vase of red flowers.Christian Harder/The Siren Hotel [Official]

The beans from this Bay City-based roastery and cafe have long had a presence in Detroit cafes, but Populace is now brewing at its very own coffee bar in the lobby of the Siren Hotel surrounded by comfy, vintage seats and couches. The bright green counter serves up drip coffee and espresso drinks as well as a handful of cookies and pastries.

1413 Farmer St, Detroit, MI 48226

A man and a woman share a table on the patio outside the open bar window at Madcap Coffee on a sunny day. Michelle Gerard

The coffee experts from Grand Rapids-based roaster Madcap Coffee moved into in the Shinola Hotel complex last spring. The primarily standing room cafe serves the typical coffee and espresso drinks as well as some rotating drink specials that mix coffee with unconventional ingredients like cola and bitters. Don’t miss Madcap’s silky smooth nitro cold brew.

200 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

A customer leans up against the corner of the bar at Urban Bean Co.Michelle and Chris Gerard

This two-story corner café in Capitol Park distinguishes itself with the upstairs turntable that regularly spins electronic music and its relaxed atmosphere. Alongside drinks, the coffee bar offers snacks like fruit and Dutch Girl doughnuts.

1214 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226

Two customers in knit caps sit at black metal bar stools at the central coffee station inside Dessert Oasis.Michelle and Chris Gerard

Rochester-based roaster Dessert Oasis continues to pour great coffee and espresso drinks at its sprawling, industrial cafe in downtown’s Capitol Park area. Find third wave coffee standard-bearers here like pour overs as well as freshly baked cakes and cheesecakes. Visit on a weekday and find a mixture of students and working professionals filling the booths and tables.

F2, 2000 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

The interior of Lucky Detroit features a mirrored back bar, brick walls, and a wooden counter with matching vintage bar stools.Michelle and Chris Gerard

Tucked on the second story of Detroit Barbers is Corktown’s newest coffee bar. Lucky Detroit features views of Michigan Avenue and brews using Populace Coffee beans. The interior has a saloon feel with a mirrored back bar, antique metal light fixtures, and a mounted moose head on the wall. Windows let in lots of light and customers have their choice of seating from long communal tables to leather couches to bar stools.

2124 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Customers sit at tables near the front window at Astro Coffee. The photo is framed by lush green plants.Michelle and Chris Gerard

A beloved spot on Michigan Avenue, Astro Coffee offers more than a caffeine buzz. The shop’s selection of sandwiches (the egg sandwich is legendary) and other baked goods are some of the best in the city. Astro recently began roasting its own beans, offering even more complexity to the cafe’s offerings.

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