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Peek Inside Oloman Cafe, Now Brewing in Hamtramck

Art and coffee collide on Joseph Campau

Michelle and Chris Gerard

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From the outside, Oloman Cafe is easy to miss. Hamtramck’s newest recruit doesn’t feature much in the way of signage beyond a understated silver sign in the front window, but inside the shop is far from plain. Owner Zlatan Sadikovic is a photographer with an eye for art as well as love of coffee culture and these two passions collide in the interior of Oloman.

Taking over the former Belmont Bar space on Joseph Campau in 2014, Sadikovic and his son Igor have worked tirelessly renovating the space which was damaged by water and several years of neglect. The result is a large, uncluttered cafe space featuring a long coffee bar and mixed seating with plenty of art on the walls. In the warmer months the cafe will also offer outdoor seating in a secluded back patio.

Sadikovic enlisted Canadian graphic designer Matea Radic to paint the eye-catching black, red, and white mural as the backdrop to the cafe. A similarly colored print hangs on the wall behind Oloman’s espresso machine — a piece by Bosnia-based artist Rikardo Druskic. More pictures taken by Sadikovic and others hang along the walls, and the owner has outfitted the building with a studio in back of his special photography projects.

Those looking for a new spot to sip coffee can find espresso drinks, pastries from Golden Wheat Bakery, and pressed paninis at Oloman. Photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard visited the shop as it made its official debut on Monday. Take a peek inside.

Oloman Cafe is located at 10215 Joseph Campau; the shop opens from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; free wifi; sandwiches available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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