6 Detroit Coffee Shops to Warm up in this Winter

January 2, 2015  |   Story by Lori Bremerkamp  |   Photos by Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

The Red Hook

The Red Hook is a vegan-friendly Ferndale hideaway, and the place to go for pour-over coffee. The chai tea is a winner, too. Its atmosphere will instantly calm you, with uniquely displayed plants and books throughout. There’s even an area near the back of the store with toys for children. A second location recently opened on Agnes Street in Detroit’s West Village.

Always Brewing Detroit

Always Brewing Detroit is as much of a gathering place for the community as it is a coffee shop. There’s a conference room available to reserve and Thursdays are open mic nights. Be sure to try a cup of their drip brew, and treat yourself to a slice of morning bread if you’re there during daylight hours.

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company is a coffeehouse with a twist. In addition to warm brews, an eclectic selection of wines is stocked at its Midtown location, which also offers microbrews and mixed cocktails. They also source pastries and other bites from local small businesses. Two other locations are in Bloomfield and Lake Orion.

Astro Coffee

Astro Coffee is a small cafe in the heart of Corktown sources its beans from roasters around the country, including Ritual Coffee Roasters (San Francisco) and Counter Culture (Durham, N.C.). Cups are prepared individually, using the pour-over brewing method. There’s also a small selection of baked goods and sandwiches made in house using organic and natural products. Don’t leave without trying an Anzac.

Anthology Coffee

This is a haven for super-serious coffee lovers. Anthology Coffee‘s unique setup gives them the ability to serve their coffees as drip or espresso. They have all sorts of classes to introduce their favorite hot beverage to novices as well.


Nestled in downtown Birmingham, Commonwealth is a great spot to grab a cup of Joe or a meal. Breakfast and lunch items are made in house from scratch, often with local and organic ingredients.

Read more about downtown Detroit restaurants.

Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.
    3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-831-9627 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Astro Coffee
    2124 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-808-0351 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Anthology Coffee
    1401 Vermont St., Detroit, MI 48216313-355-4040 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Always Brewing Detroit
  5. Commonwealth