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Roasting Plant is a cafe in Detroit, that takes the process of coffee-making quite seriously, with its beans coming from some of the best plantations across the world, which are then roasted to perfection using a mixture of science and coffee-making art. The staff is attentive, and you might even end up getting a customized coffee for yourself. The prices are at par with other coffee places in the area, and one can enjoy the coffee inside the shop, or by their patio.
The second outpost of the popular Rochester coffeehouse, Dessert Oasis Coffee in the Capitol Park is among the top spots in the city for caffeine lovers. The cavernous, industrial setting ensures that it never looks crowded even when it is a full house. Beans are roasted to perfection on-site to unlock its flavors for a cup of artisanal java. Even their cold brews are a delight to sip. Their decadent desserts are equally notable. Baked daily, they are the sweet indulgence you need with your cuppa. They also serve pour-overs. Nightly live music by local musicians add to the entertainment factor of this place.
The Germack brand is known primarily for their pistachios and other nuts, but they also sell exceptional coffee and tea. Located in Detroit's Eastern Market neighborhood, Germack Coffee and Tea Shop shares space in the same building as the Germack Pistachio Company, so rest assured you'll have appropriate snacks to go with your beverages. In addition to their small-batch roasted coffees, Germack also offers over 60 loose leaf teas to choose from.
Opened in 2016, Cairo Coffee is tucked away in Savvy Chic Trends. A popular haunt among caffeine enthusiasts, it is one of the very rare places in town which as a choice of rotating roasters. This specialty coffeehouse is the brainchild of Monica Isaac, a self-confessed coffee lover. The beans here come from boutique organic farmers from across the country. Enjoy their pour-overs and indulge in some pastries for that sweet tooth craving.
This wildly popular coffee shop is loved for its food almost as much as it is for its coffee. The counters are lined with rows of breakfast staples, sandwiches, pastries and other delicious sweet treats. The egg sandwich is a clear favorite, with melted cheese and a spicy kick. As expected, the pour-over coffees are excellent and strong. The space has a trendy ambiance, with exposed brick, chalkboard walls and hipster baristas.
The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company is an extremely popular roastery in the Detroit area, and its Midtown coffee bar is just as popular. In addition to its constantly rotating selection of their own coffees, the coffee bar also has many other options. Craft beer, cocktails and wine round out the drink selections, while the food offerings are small plates consisting mainly of charcuterie, cheeses, pickles, other gourmet small plates and even some vegan raw offerings. For people looking for a high quality coffee date or whole meal, Great Lakes is a great option.
Opened in December of 2012, SocraTea is the only true tea house within Detroit proper. Patrons have a wide variety of caffeinated and decaffeinated aromas to choose from, including black, green, white, herbal, fruit and many more. Try their Smooth Strawberry Dream Rooibos, Sumartra Barisan Oolong or Ceylon OP Nuwara Eliya Black Tea. Delicious snacks are usually provided to go along with the tea tasting. Local events are also occasionally held in the tea house, so be sure to check their website or Facebook page before heading over.
The Red Hook has been for some years one of Detroit Metro's favorite coffee shops, and this West Village location has certainly kept up the momentum of its original Ferndale location. The Red Hook serves Stumptown Coffee to go with its delicious baked goods and sweets, that range from plain fresh loaves of bread to mini cakes, daily pies and more. The light and airy shop is a great place to stop in to get your daily caffeine fix in Detroit.
Located inside Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford, Cotswold Cottage is a quaint little building surrounded by English gardens. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant, traditional tea service in the midst of these scenic surroundings. Savor pots of hot tea, finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and cookies in the full tea, or simply order from the a la carte menu. For a pleasant and relaxing experience, head to Cotswold Tea.
If you're looking for a truly whimsical dining experience, head to the Mad Hatter. This bistro, bar and tea room features an Alice in Wonderland theme that can be seen everywhere, from the crazy clocks to the doorknobs, Alice illustrations and other special touches that make a trip to Mad Hatter truly wonderful. Visitors can opt for a full bistro meal of internationally-inspired dishes, or for afternoon tea (by reservation only,) complete with tea sandwiches and scones. Alice lovers will delight in a trip to the Mad Hatter.