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Seven Great Independent Coffee Shops in Detroit

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| Photo: Chris and Michelle Gerard

Detroit and Metro Detroit have plenty of independent coffee shops, but which ones are actually worth a visit? We asked and you answered, mostly through the tipline. These are Detroit's favorite coffee shops (with one suburbs representative) according to Eater Detroit's readers.

Many of these blurbs were written by the readers who suggested them. Have another place in mind that deserves a little love too? Share it in the comments.


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1. The Red Hook

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220 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(718) 964-3729
This little shop has quite a following, for the coffee, the baked goods, and the entire general atmosphere. They're supposed to be opening a West Village location, but the opening has been put off for so long it seems like that may never happen. [Photo]

2. Always Brewing Detroit

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19180 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48223
(313) 879-1102
"It's in the Grandmont-Rosedale district, a neighborhood that is often overlooked, and the shop is often utilized as a community gathering place. Most importantly, the shop owner - Amanda Brewington - cares about the coffee! There's very little fuss with the drinks, because once you've had a cup of the best drip coffee around, you realize you don't need anything else masking the taste. On a hot summer day, you cannot beat the cold brew."-Julie [Photo]

3. Coffee and (___)

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14405 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48215
"Run by a pastry chef, this small shop features an amazing new pastry each day"-Anon They're about to close again for a few weeks to refinish the floors and put in a formal kitchen, but should be reopening for the final time around September 27th. [Photo]

4. Great Lakes Coffee

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3965 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-9627
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"Good for coffee or a glass of wine, beautiful space but sometimes over crowded"-Anon [Photo]

5. 1515 Broadway Café

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1515 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-1515
"Not the best coffee, but a very unique scene"-Anon [Photo]

6. Astro Coffee

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2124 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 638-2989
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"Best coffee in Detroit is hands down Astro Coffee. Their flat white is second to none, and the food and baked goods are always unique and delicious. Whenever I have friends visiting the city, I always take them to Astro Coffee."-Anon [Photo]

7. Anthology Coffee

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1401 Vermont St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 355-4040
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A haven for super serious coffee lovers, they have all sorts of classes to introduce their favorite hot beverage to novices as well. Come over to the dark side-they have delicious coffee. [Photo]

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1. The Red Hook

220 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
This little shop has quite a following, for the coffee, the baked goods, and the entire general atmosphere. They're supposed to be opening a West Village location, but the opening has been put off for so long it seems like that may never happen. [Photo]
220 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

2. Always Brewing Detroit

19180 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223
"It's in the Grandmont-Rosedale district, a neighborhood that is often overlooked, and the shop is often utilized as a community gathering place. Most importantly, the shop owner - Amanda Brewington - cares about the coffee! There's very little fuss with the drinks, because once you've had a cup of the best drip coffee around, you realize you don't need anything else masking the taste. On a hot summer day, you cannot beat the cold brew."-Julie [Photo]
19180 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48223

3. Coffee and (___)

14405 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48215
"Run by a pastry chef, this small shop features an amazing new pastry each day"-Anon They're about to close again for a few weeks to refinish the floors and put in a formal kitchen, but should be reopening for the final time around September 27th. [Photo]
14405 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48215

4. Great Lakes Coffee

3965 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
"Good for coffee or a glass of wine, beautiful space but sometimes over crowded"-Anon [Photo]
3965 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

5. 1515 Broadway Café

1515 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
"Not the best coffee, but a very unique scene"-Anon [Photo]
1515 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Astro Coffee

2124 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
"Best coffee in Detroit is hands down Astro Coffee. Their flat white is second to none, and the food and baked goods are always unique and delicious. Whenever I have friends visiting the city, I always take them to Astro Coffee."-Anon [Photo]
2124 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

7. Anthology Coffee

1401 Vermont St, Detroit, MI 48216
A haven for super serious coffee lovers, they have all sorts of classes to introduce their favorite hot beverage to novices as well. Come over to the dark side-they have delicious coffee. [Photo]
1401 Vermont St
Detroit, MI 48216

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