12 Metro Detroit Coffee Shops to Cozy Up in This Fall

These cafes are keeping locals caffeinated
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Coffee and Bikes photograph courtesy of Scot Ferguson

Whether you’re looking for a quick, mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a new out-of-office spot, these metro Detroit coffee shops are complete with comfortable interiors and delicious menus that will get you through fall.

Bikes and Coffee

Truly one of a kind, Bikes and Coffee is a full-service bicycle repair shop and coffee house. Selling coffee from Ypsilanti’s Hyperion Coffee Co., they also offer tune ups, repairs, bike accessories, and more. Vegan ice cream, assorted bagels, and breakfast burritos are also on the menu. Bikes and Coffee, 1521 Putnam St., Detroit; 313-288-0201; bikes-coffee.com

Detroit Vintage Coffee Shop

This coffee shop is only on open on weekends, but it’s worth the wait. They have an extensive tea menu including a Mandarin Orange Spice Tea and a Lemon Zinger herbal blend as well as Michigan ground coffee drinks and lattes. The interior is an eclectic mix of fairy lights, antiques, and quirky mugs. Detroit Vintage; 10335 Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-341-4810; facebook.com/detroitcoffeehouse

Astro Coffee

Based in Corktown, this Wi-Fi-free coffee shop features a one-of-a-kind Ouizi mural and is an ideal spot to catch up with a friend or dive into a good book. Astro Coffee, which recently opened up the Bon Appetite-approved Ochre Bakery in nearby Core City, roasts its own beans and serves up espresso, tea, and coffee beverages alongside an assortment of sweets and seasonal dishes. Astro Coffee, 2124 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-808-0351; astrodetroit.com

Stella Good Coffee

Located inside the Fisher building, Stella Good Coffee offers a cookie and coffee happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition to their Michigan roasted beans, the shop also offers an array of hand painted water bottles and unique mugs. If you’re in the mood for something more filling, they also sell soup from Russell Street Deli. Stella Good Coffee, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 110A, Detroit; 313-664-0400; facebook.com/stellagoodcoffee

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New Order Coffee photograph courtesy of Jill Giamcomino

New Order Coffee Roasters

Aiming to “delight and energize metro Detroit,” New Order sells its packaged coffee beans, that feature names like “Like a Virgin Decaf” and “Soft Shock.” The shop, which has plans to open locations in Ferndale and Royal Oak, also sell themed lattes like a S’mores flavor, Naughty Nog Latte, and Heartbreak Mocha. New Order Coffee Roasters, 3100 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-784-9164; newordercoffee.com

Oloman Café

Oloman Café serves as a coffee shop and an art gallery. A focal point in Hamtramck’s art scene, patrons can enjoy a cold brew or double shot while taking in exhibits from local artists, poets, and photographers. Despite its unassuming exterior, the interior is decorated with mural walls, and there are long tables to accommodate large groups. Oloman Café, 10215 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; 313-800-5089; facebook.com/olomancafe/

Atomic Coffee

It may be difficult to find a seat at Atomic Coffee on the weekends, but the buzz around this Royal Oak shop is well deserved. Atomic Coffee boasts an array of seating options — including cushioned spots near a fireplace — and it roasts its own coffee beans each week. Its house blend is made of coffees from Colombia, Guatemala, and Papua New Guinea. Food, tea, and smoothies are also available. Atomic Coffee, 410 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-397-8036; atomiccoffee.net

Urban Bean Co.

Urban Bean has been a Detroit staple since 2001. In addition to its Dutch Girl donut options and Honeybee breakfast burritos, the shop also make a variety of cold brew, espresso drinks, and tea. Every evening, the owner opens the second floor and showcases DJ’s and live music. Urban Bean Co., 200 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-496-1010; urbanbeanco.com

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The Office Coffee Shop photograph courtesy of Michael Keith

The Office Coffee Shop

Operating as an out-of-office hot spot, The Office provides private meeting rooms, printers, IT support, and scanners. Even if you’re looking to unwind after a long day, The Office is open to the public and includes a menu full of delicious espresso drinks and local food. The Office Coffee Shop, 402 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak; 248-268-9100; theofficecoffeeshop.com

Drifter Coffee

Started as a traveling coffee caboose, the brick-and-mortar version of Drifter offers up an eclectic space to work, create, and build community. Drifter has a curated selection of hot and cold beverages, seasonal specials, and local pastries, including vegan donuts and blueberry bars. The shop may look small from the front, but a step inside proves otherwise. Seating options include a cozy upstairs, bar stools near the register, a greenhouse-like back room, and an outside space — ideal for those warmer fall days. Drifter Coffee, 770 Woodward Heights, Ferndale; 248-629-4400; driftercoffee.com

Roasting Plant

Implanted in Detroit from New York City, this innovative coffee shop features the Javabot. This machine allows patrons to roast their beans to their exact preferences. Operating on the belief that “everyone deserves the perfect cup of coffee,” this customizable and caffeinated experience caters to every drinker. Roasting Plant, 660 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-782-4291; roastingplant.com

Dessert Oasis

With three locations across metro Detroit and hours that extend to 10 p.m. and midnight at some spots, Dessert Oasis is a coffee shop you can count on. Dessert Oasis embraces a farm to cup philosophy, and heavily evaluates all the coffee it purchases before roasting it. A lineup of cheesecakes and other sweet pastries compliment the drinks. Dessert Oasis Rochester, 336 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-453-5239; Dessert Oasis Detroit, 1220 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-338-3515; Dessert Oasis Royal Oak, 115 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-307-7161; docr.coffee

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