• Katlyn Selleck

6 Must Visit Coffee Shops in Grand Rapids

It is no secret that Grand Rapids has been crowned and titled beer city, USA, however beer doesn't scream morning as much as 8am coffee. This Grand Rapids scene has been stepping up its game with local shops and nation-known roasters sprouting from its streets. Next time you're strolling the city, make sure to stop by one of these special coffee shops to enjoy the delectable taste of Michigan roasted coffee.

Stovetop Roasters

With a skip and a hop over to the East side of Grand Rapids, you can find the quaint coffee shop of Stovetop Roasters. This Eastown gem offers a cozy space with a touch of industrial feel that’s perfect for catching up on work and reading a book with your morning coffee. While you sip on their own delectable brews, take a look at the walls of the café where you can find art created by Grand Rapids artists and photographers. I personally love ordering off their seasonal menu when visiting and don’t forget to take part in their community dog swaddle competitions on their Instagram page to show your love for their coffee and your fluffy pup.

Outside Coffee Co

Located off Wealthy Street, Outside Coffee Co believes coffee tastes better outside all year round! They are devoted to sharing their love of coffee with their community and use Ferris Coffee & Nut. beans to keep every last sip local. The best part of this unique coffee shop is their warm Geo-domes you can reserve for those cold winter days when you want to enjoy your coffee outside! But don’t leave your furry best friend home! At Outside Coffee Co they love dogs and you can treat your pup to a yummy vegan ice cream cup. Come enjoy the great outdoors with a steaming cup of their finest coffee.

Palatte Coffee & Art

Journey over the bridge down Fulton Street to find this small café that has the unique and cozy atmosphere we all want when sipping our coffee. Palette Coffee serves up Michigan based, Uncommon Coffee Roasters, a popular coffee roaster with many blends customers love and continue to return to. With amazing baristas, beautiful coffee art and a photogenic aesthetic, Palette Coffee & Art is a must visit when traversing the street of Grand Rapids.

The Sparrows Coffee & Tea Newsstand

The Sparrows is dedicated to making every cup of coffee a tasty treat to remember. This trendy coffee shop offers an airy, homey atmosphere that serves gourmet coffee from their own in-house roasted beans and I suggest trying one of their vegan and gluten-free pastries while you sip! What I admire most about The Sparrows is their dedication to being transparent with their customers but also they recognize their environmental responsibility by taking extra effort into keeping our planet clean with eco-friendly alternatives.

Roots Brew Shop

Visiting West Grand Rapids and in dire need of coffee? Head to 7th Street for Roots Brew Shop. This cozy hangout is perfect for date night or if you need a pick-me-up on your way to work. Their mismatched furniture brings a hominess to the shop and makes coffee lovers feel right at home as they enjoy a book or just meeting friends for a quick sip. Out of Roots Brew Shop, Roots Coffee Company emerged, sourcing ethical coffee beans from top quality regions, ensuring their customers only drink the tastiest and freshest coffee.

Corridor Coffee

Keeping close to the Westside of Grand Rapids, Corridor Coffee is serving quality brews from three remarkable roasters, Intelligentsia, Uncommon Coffee Roasters, and Coffee Haus, that supplies blends made from multiple countries offering many delicious flavors. Founded by two incredible women, their beautiful specialty coffee shop is the perfect place to experience inclusivity and individuality. These ladies are dedicated to sharing their love of coffee and building connections with their customers to ensure everyone feels welcomed. Stop by Corridor Coffee to taste their delicious coffee because they’re always creating new drink recipes.

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