Detroit has seen a rise in the number of places coffee lovers can sit down to enjoy a latte. Instead of visiting the usual Starbucks you see in every city, here are 4 highly-rated local coffee shops (in no particular order) in Detroit you can experience.
1. Bikes & Coffee
1521 Putnam Street / Detroit MI, 48208
Want to grab coffee while shopping for cycling gear? Bikes and Coffee is the place for you. Located in Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood, Bikes and Coffee is not only full service Bicycle repair shop, but it also has a full espresso bar with many snacks and specialty beverages to try.
With 4.5 star rating from 12 yelp reviewers, Bikes and Coffee has been the go-to coffee spot for many since it opened in 2018. Yelper Jeremy M. writes: “Great coffee, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. The owner Benjamin is very knowledgeable and will have your beaten down bike up and running in no time. Even the shops cat is friendly!”
Bikes & Coffee is open everyday from 7am to 7pm.
1509 Broadway Street / Detroit, MI 48226
If you’re looking for a serene, relaxing space to sip coffee while you take a break from the day, Populace is the perfect spot for you. A small coffee bar located inside the Siren Hotel in Downtown Detroit, Populace offers a selection of herbal teas, cappuccino’s, latte’s and pastries.
With a relaxing, charming ambiance and vintage decor, it is no surprise that Populace has maintained a 5 star rating from 12 reviewers on Yelp since it opened in 2018. Andrew V wrote on Yelp: “Awesome little spot in the lobby of the siren hotel. Very cool vibe to the place. Logan is one of the best baristas in the area, and the drinks I had were exceptional. Highly recommend.”
Populace is open everyday from 7am to 4pm.
3. Astro Coffee
2124 Michigan Avenue / Detroit, MI 48216
With 276 reviewers and a 4.5-star rating, Astro Coffee is definitely one of the top coffee shops in the city. Located outside of downtown in the industrial Cork Town area of Detroit, Astro Coffee is a high-energy coffee shop with a busy, welcoming atmosphere and an amazing collection of artwork and sketches all over its walls. Many reviewers say Astro has the best tasting coffee in Detroit, including Travis W. who writes: “This is without question the very best tasting coffee you will find in Detroit, and possibly throughout country. The owner came over to the states from Europe and has a fascinating life story. The artwork doesn’t stop with their coffee, it sprawls across the walls and into the sound waves. It draws a quality crowd of people and embodies a presence that brings calm and clarity unlike most coffee shops. It’s hard to put your finger on why the atmosphere is so tranquil. Could it be the view of the old train station, the kindness of the staff, the big wall of windows, or just everything together.”
Astro Coffee is open Tuesday-Friday from 730am to 6pm; Saturday from 830am to 6pm, and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Closed Mondays.
4. Roasting Plant
660 Woodward Avenue / Detroit 48226
Roasting Plant has been serving an extensive selection of coffee and drinks from its downtown location since 2013. Roasting Plant’s claim to fame is inventing the “JavaBot”, a state-of-the-art brewing system that uses vacuum tubes. Sourced from the best farms around the world, Roasting Plant’s coffee is a favorite of Detroit. Over 270 people have given Roasting Plant an average rating of 4.5 stars. Yelper Craig B comments: “Awesome coffee shop in the heat of motor city! The ladies brewed up one of the best vanilla iced coffee Ive ever had, friendly service and recommended things to do around here!”
Roasting Plant Detroit is open Monday through Thursday from 6am to 7pm, Friday from 7pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 8am to 7pm.
Do you have any favorite spots you’d like to add to this list? Drop their names in the comments!