Best Coffee Shops in GR: 25 Spots With Great Ambience and Good Brews

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Local Coffee Shops with the Best Brews

The coffee scene in Grand Rapids is no lightweight and for that, I’m grateful. Each spot has its own vibe.

From the unique music choices to the sound of the grinder cutting up another batch of amazing smelling beans, to the wide array of visitors, these Grand Rapids coffee shops are the perfect place to meet, work, or be inspired.

And thankfully, you don’t have to be a coffee connoisseur or be able to explain the differences between an American or Italian roast to enjoy the ambiance of the coffee shops around Grand Rapids.

Where to Find the Best Coffee Shops

If what you want is a local brew with a lotta flavor, these local coffee houses will hit the spot. They’re just one part of our incredible Grand Rapids restaurant scene.

Search for the best coffee shops by location!

Best Grand Rapids Coffee Shop

4253 Division Ave S Suite A, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
About this Coffee Shop

The Stray offers a comfortable coffee-shop environment where guests can enjoy artisan foods, espresso, and pastries.
The stray has a unique characteristic of featuring local visual artists' work throughout the shop.

They also feature local musicians on the weekends for a night of live music.

The Stray seeks to connect members of the community through music, art, high quality coffee, and eats.

Offers free Wi-Fi with purchase.

The Stray Cafe Pro Tip:

The Stray

Open Late? Yes. Closes at 10pm Thursday - Saturday.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Parking lot in back or free street parking available.

Best Cascade Coffee Shop

6886 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 805-4531
About this Coffee Shop

EverPlay Cafe is a coffee shop with a fun twist. Parents can enjoy their coffee while kiddos have their own play space complete with a play house, grocery set up and even their own cafe space.

EverPlay serves fresh locally roasted coffee from Rapids Coffee Roasters.

All Day play is $4 per child for drop in play (for children 1-8 years old).
A place to play and enjoy. EverPlay Cafe is a great spot to meet up for a playdate, read a book, or work while your kiddos play safely nearby.

EverPlay Cafe Pro Tip:
Feel free to get settled in before making your purchases.

Coffee Shops EverPlay Cafe 1

Open Late? No. Their hours are 8:30am - 1:00pm Monday-Saturday
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Parking lot in back or free street parking available.

Best East Hills (GR) Coffee Shop

955 Wealthy, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 350-9545
About this Coffee Shop

Easygoing, cheery cafe offering coffee, tea drinks & baked goods plus cheese plates & wine.

They also know how to play good music.

Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar Pro Tip:
This is one of the best coffee shops for getting work done, between their nice workspace set up and pastry/cheese plate options. .

Coffee Shops Squibb coffee and wine bar

Open Late? Yes. Closes at 8 pm Monday-Saturday, and 6 pm on Sundays.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? No
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Metered street parking

Best East Grand Rapids Coffee Shop

1445 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 258-8350
About this Coffee Shop

That Early Bird has coffee + breakfast. The perfect pair.
Offering breakfast and lunch options in a bright and cozy place with a community feel.

Baked goods, coffee and other drinks make this a perfect meeting place.

That Early Bird Pro Tip:
Large outdoor patio is great for ambience and people watching.

Open Late? No, closes at 4 PM daily
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Street parking.

Best East Hills (GR) Coffee Shop

1035 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 608-3375
About this Coffee Shop

Bright red coffee cups, plants hanging in macrame holders and wood floors that creak a little. Sparrows Coffee is a cozy cafe in a historic building offering fair trade coffee, tea, locally baked goods & periodicals.

They’re also a solid post-dinner spot if you’re looking to linger over a steamy cup of bliss with that special someone.

The Sparrows Coffee Pro Tip:
The Major Major is the latte you didn’t know you needed. Made with sweetened condensed milk & caramel, your tastebuds are gonna high-five you for this choice.

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Open Late? No. Closes at 6 pm daily
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Metered Street Parking.

Best East Hills (GR) Coffee Shop

951 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 706-0183
About this Coffee Shop

Adventure to Paris (no passport required) when you visit Le Bon Macaron.

This very charming spot is ideal for an outing with your gal pals. Nibble a Marie Antoinette Cake Batter Macaron, sip a Lavender Latte, and let time slip away.

Le Bon Macaron Pro Tip:
For the ultimate indulgence, order a Macaron + Ice Cream Sundae.

Coffee Shops Le Bon Macaron

Open Late? Yes. Closes 8 pm Thursday-Saturday. Closes at 5 PM on Sundays and 6 PM Mon - Wed.
Good for getting work done? No
Good place for a meeting? No
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Metered street parking

Best Creston (GR) Coffee Shop

2225 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
About this Coffee Shop

Sparrows Coffee JUST opened a new location at Kingma’s Market in the Creston neighborhood.

This location features a large outdoor patio, cute pink seats, and special brews different from their original location in East Hills GR.

The Sparrows Coffee @ Kingma's Market Pro Tip:
It's not on the menu, but if you've got kids in tow, they can order regular lemonade, or choose from drinks in the cooler.

the sparrows at kingmas Hunt

Open Late? No. Open till 6 PM daily.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Parking lot and street parking.

Best Creston (GR) Coffee Shop

2166 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
About this Coffee Shop

They offer comfy vibes and strive to be a welcoming environment for all. You can hear the occasional sounds of live music too!

They source local ingredients like; chocolate, caramel, and honey and they make their chai and flavored syrups in-house. Their baked goods are locally sourced too.

They partner with Aldea Coffee for direct trade coffee straight from Honduran farmers. They also offer different and rotating selections of beer if that's your thing.
Switchback Gear Exchange is an unlikely combination of a full service bike shop mixed with beer and a coffee shop that works together to create a welcoming and friendly space.

Switchback Gear Exchange on Plainfield Pro Tip:
The coffee shop offers outdoor seating area as well as indoor cafe.

Switchback Gear

Open Late? Yes, they're open daily from 8am-7pm
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? On street parking in front and back, parking lot located across the street.

Best West Grand (GR) Coffee Shop

637 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 272-4790
About this Coffee Shop

A botanical coffee bar specializing in unique, hand-crafted floral & herbal flavors - located on the west side of Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Check out pastries, floral and herbal coffee, and tea blends in this cozy, minimalistic cafe.

Don't forget to check out the upstairs - it's a great place to get some work done and is also available to rent for events.

(Formerly Corridor Coffee)

Morning Ritual Coffee Pro Tip:
Step out of your comfort zone and try unique flavors you won't find anywhere else. Ask staff for explanations and recommendations - they love to help!

morning ritual coffee company

Open Late? No. Closes at 6 pm daily.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Street parking & small parking lot (no fee)

Best Grand Rapids Coffee Shop

1220 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 288-7969
About this Coffee Shop

What do you get when you pair an allergy conscious bakery (Rise Authentic Baking Co.) with one of Grand Rapids’ favorite coffee shops (Squibb Coffee)? Perfection.

If you’re thinking “allergy conscious” equals bland, you’d be dead wrong. From donuts to yum tarts (my personal go-to) and Americanos to Tea Lattes, Rise + Squibb are a match made in heaven.

Rise Authentic Baking Co. + Squibb Coffee Pro Tip:
This cozy space means nabbing a table can be tricky. Don’t mind stretching your legs? Head to the hallway where there’s a counter you can stand at. Nice weather? Head out back to their patio space and mural (a great Instagramable background for your latte art shot).

Coffee Shops Rise Baking

Open Late? No. Closes at 6 pm on weekdays and 4 pm on weekends.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? No
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Onsite parking behind building and street parking, free.

Best West Grand (GR) Coffee Shop

600 7th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 608-4391
About this Coffee Shop

Roots is a great coffee shop on the NW side with lots of room for meeting a friend or studying. They are really passionate about their customers and very community oriented.
Roots is a community centered coffee shop. They strive to build community within their walls. The shop has large windows that allow for natural light and offer different seating options to meet your needs.

Roots Brew Shop Pro Tip:
Come for the coffee, stay for the food: you can get sandwiches, soup and more here!

Roots Brew Shop NW Grand Rapids customers laughing barista

Open Late? Yes. Open Mon - Fri till 9 PM. Closes at 6 PM on Sat, closed Sundays.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Metered street parking.

Best East Hills (GR) Coffee Shop

944 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 855-5353
About this Coffee Shop

Stovetop fans are pretty diehard, and it's not hard to see why. Every roast is perfect, and the baristas are known for going above and beyond. The atmosphere is positive, with lots of natural light.

Stovetop Coffee Roasters Pro Tip:
Get a free cup of coffee when you buy a bag of perfectly roasted coffee beans.

Coffee shops Stovetop Roasters

Open Late? No. Closes at 6 pm daily.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Metered street parking, two free parking lots in the back/side

Best East Hills (GR) Coffee Shop

714 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 401-4406
About this Coffee Shop

Parisian inspired cafe featuring espresso drinks, tea, pastries, and more!

Flower arrangements available on the weekends. Small tables outside on sidewalk for warmer weather.

The Bradbury Cafe Pro Tip:
Their french pastries might be to die for.

Coffee Shop Bradbury Cafe

Open Late? No. Closes at 5 pm Tuesday-Friday and 4 pm on Saturday.
Good for getting work done? No
Good place for a meeting? No
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Metered street parking

Best Fulton Heights (GR) Coffee Shop

1319 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 459-2999
About this Coffee Shop

Common Ground is the oldest coffee house in Grand Rapids! It is a cozy place to study, chat, or host a group meeting.

They serve local fair trade organic coffees and a wide variety of delicious specialty drinks and baked goods.

The shop also displays a variety of work from local Grand Rapids artists.

Common Ground Coffee House Pro Tip:
Stop by the attached Schnitz Deli for a variety of soups, salads, and awesome sandwiches.

Coffee shop common grounds

Open Late? No. Closes at 3 PM daily.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Parking lot behind building, or street parking.

Best East Hills (GR) Coffee Shop

632 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 780-7777
About this Coffee Shop

One of Grand Rapids' first and original specialty coffee roaster.

They provide premium house-roasted coffees & house-pressed almond milk in a stylish and warm cafe with decor.

Their clean decor and beautiful plants make this one of the area's fave chill spots to meet with a friend or read a good book.

Rowster Coffee Pro Tip:
Stop by in summer for affogatos - a delicious ice cream + espresso delight.

Coffee shops Rowster

Open Late? No. Closes at 6 PM daily
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Paid street parking.

Best Midtown (GR) Coffee Shop

1041 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(888) 866-9091
About this Coffee Shop

This coffee joint in Grand Rapids offers a classic coffee menu along with seasonal/specialty drinks. You'll also find pastries from a variety of local vendors.

This location has a modern vibe with a sweet outdoor mural.
The other West Michigan location is on Monroe Center.

Madcap Coffee Pro Tip:
See if they are offering their Monthly Roastery Tours. $25 gets you a brewed coffee, Madcap glass, 12oz bag of coffee, tour, roasting demo, and hands-on tasting experience.

Madcap Coffee Fulton St Hunt

Open Late? No. Closes at 3 PM Mon-Fri, open until 4PM Sat and Sun.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Street parking.

Best Grand Rapids Coffee Shop

150 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 802-2626
About this Coffee Shop

Sip your coffee while admiring gorgeous artwork.

Coffee options include snickers, milky way and chai latte. Or opt for hot loose leaf tea, iced tea or a tea / smoothie blend.

Munch on a bagel or muffin to go along with your beverage.

Palatte Coffee & Art Pro Tip:

Palatte Coffee

Open Late? No, 3:00 PM daily
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking?

Best Downtown Grand Rapids Coffee Shop

98 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(888) 866-9091
About this Coffee Shop

Ask a local for a coffee shop rec and Madcap Coffee will likely be the answer.

Around since 2008, Madcap has two West Michigan locations- the other is on Fulton St E and offers a modern vibe with a sweet outdoor mural.

This flagship coffee joint in downtown Grand Rapids offers a classic coffee menu along with seasonal/specialty drinks. You'll also find pastries from a variety of local vendors.

This location is often quite busy, so plan on grab N go unless you get lucky enough to score a table.

Madcap Coffee Downtown Pro Tip:
See if they are offering their Monthly Roastery Tours. $25 gets you a brewed coffee, Madcap glass, 12oz bag of coffee, tour, roasting demo, and hands-on tasting experience.

madcap coffee shop grand rapids

Open Late? No. Closes at 4 PM daily
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? No
Kid-friendly? No
Parking? Metered parking.

Best Midtown (GR) Coffee Shop

637 Michigan St NE Suite A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
About this Coffee Shop

Along with delicious dishes, they serve a unique variety of drinks such as jasmine matcha lattes, boba tea, and brown sugar lattes, using Counter Culture [specialty] Coffee and Rishi Tea.
A coffee shop with a Korean flare. They offer a mixture of food options that leave the taste buds wanting more. They deliver a modern fusion concept that stays true to the beloved and unfailing flavors of South Korea.

Kaffeine Place GR Pro Tip:

Kaffeine Place GR

Open Late? No, they close at 3pm each day.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? There are a few reserved spots designated for Kaffeine Place patrons and a small parking lot in back

Best East Hills (GR) Coffee Shop

734 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
About this Coffee Shop

Ever since Outside Coffee Co. started slinging coffee out of a vintage camper (and now a food truck), Instagram has never been the same.

A coffee shop that embraces the outdoors, all their seating is in their picture-perfect garden.

Come in warm-weather months to hang in a hammock, but don’t let cold weather stop you from visiting. Their geodomes and cozy firepits in the wintertime make my heart skip a beat.

Offers free Wi-Fi with purchase.

Outside Coffee Co Pro Tip:
Kids (And us big kids, too.) think the Brother Bear Hot Cocoa with Mokaya Chocolate is the bomb dot com.

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Open Late? Yes. Closes at 7 pm daily.
Good for getting work done? No
Good place for a meeting? No
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Metered Street Parking

Best Belknap Lookout (GR) Coffee Shop

601 Bond Avenue Northwest, Suite #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
About this Coffee Shop

This Michigan-based franchise serves coffee, but their a-game is tea. Add in lots of pastry options and plenty of space to work and meet, and this is a Belknap Lookout staple.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Pro Tip:
Even if coffee is your jam, try their tea. They know what they are doing.

Sweetwaters Coffee Tea Hunt

Open Late? No. Closes at 6 most nights; open till 8 PM Friday & Saturday.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Metered street parking.

Best Downtown Grand Rapids Coffee Shop

570 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 259-5353
About this Coffee Shop

Located down the street from Founders Brewing Co., Mudpenny has got it going on.

Their renovated space in a building that’s been around for over a century offers two dining spaces, a full coffee bar, and a kitchen that serves up great eats.

A second Mudpenny location opened in Ada Village in 2020. This location is open everyday until 4 pm, including Sundays with a special brunch menu.

Mudpenny Pro Tip:
Sticking to a Keto, vegan, or gluten-free diet? Mudpenny is where it’s at for food (and coffee) for any special dietary needs.

Coffee Shops Mudpenny

Open Late? No. Closes at 3 pm, Monday-Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Onsite parking lot, free.

Best Downtown Grand Rapids Coffee Shop

35 Oakes St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 551-1713
About this Coffee Shop

French breads and pastries are made in-house and their own “The Mertens Blend” by Sparrows Coffee is a delight.

And don’t let the early-19th century building confuse you...they have modern amenities like seating with power outlets and wifi.

Cafe Mertens Pro Tip:
Need something more substantial than a pastry? Cafe Mertens has a menu that includes fries and poutine.

Coffee Shops New Hotel Mertens

Open Late? Yes. They close at 8PM Mon, Tues, & Sun, 9PM Wed-Thur, & 10PM Fri-Sat .
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Metered street parking.

Best Grand Rapids Coffee Shop

617 Lyon St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 635-2194
About this Coffee Shop

A popular neighborhood spot, Lyon St. Cafe, is next door to Nantucket Baking Company and a hop, skip and a jump from Martha’s Vineyard. Their vanilla lattes are the talk of the town. Want to switch things up? They have craft beer and wine flights, too.

Lyon St. Cafe Pro Tip:
Snagging a seat may be a challenge in the mornings and on weekends. Come in the evening (They’re open til 9 PM) and usually you’ll have your pick of a place to sit.

Coffee Shops Lyon Street

Open Late? Yes. Closes at 7 PM weekdays and 4 PM weekends.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? No
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Onsite parking lot and street parking, free.

Best Downtown Grand Rapids Coffee Shop

100 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501
(616) 920-0209
About this Coffee Shop

This small space packs a big, cozy punch!

Order your drink (coffee, tea, and pastries are offered) and then step down into their "underground" lounge to find great places to sit, study, or get some work done.

You can reserve a table for a meeting in the downstairs lounge by giving them a call.

There's a strong work/study vibe at this place. While they don't have rules against kids coming in, the atmosphere is primarily adult-oriented.

Lantern Coffee Bar & Lounge Pro Tip:
There is an elevator to access the lower level available from a separate building entrance. If you're looking for an accessible entrance and can't find it, ask the staff for help.

Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge 1

Open Late? Yes. Closes at 7 PM daily.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? No
Parking? Metered street parking or paid parking in a ramp.

Best Zeeland Coffee Shop

201 W Washington Ave, Suite 100, Zeeland, MI 49464
About this Coffee Shop

One of Zeeland's better kept secrets, The 6eight offers a cozy space to work or sit and relax. Their cafe space offers both comfy chairs and tables to suit your needs.

Their menu offers drip coffee or lattes, tea, and aa assortment of baked goods.
The 6eight is located in a shared building with other businesses. They are a coffee shop with a mission, as they are a branch of Better Way Designs.

They sell goods made by women who have been rescued from the sex trade. Giving the women dignity and purpose by teaching them different means of making a living.

The 6eight Pro Tip:
Since the coffee shop shares a building with other businesses, it might be a little bit harder to find if this is your first time visiting.

The 6eight

Open Late? No, they close at 5pm Mon-Fri
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Spacious parking lot available

Best Holland Coffee Shop

1200 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
(616) 298-8153
About this Coffee Shop

With a shared love of coffee, the owners of Kin Coffee and Craft House dreamed of creating a cozy place for people to gather. This building is their desire come to life!

They offer coffee, tea, smoothies, and various types of toast.

They are very kid friendly with outdoor seating and a cute cart of colored pencils and postcards that kids can color.

Kin Coffee and Craft House Pro Tip:
More than just coffee... they have various floats and ice cream!

Coffee Shops Kin Coffee and Craft House

Open Late? No. Closes at 3 pm Monday-Saturday.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Parking lot.

Best Holland Coffee Shop

57 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
About this Coffee Shop

Ferris Coffee is nestled conveniently into the downtown shopping district of Holland. They are a comfy cafe space offering coffee, tea and baked goods. If you have some time you might even like to enjoy a pour over coffee.
A comfortable place to sip and relax, Ferris Coffee in Holland is a great coffee shop that can meet your needs when you want to connect with a friend or need a place to get work done.

Ferris Coffee Head Quarters is located at 839 Seward Ave NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504. The Holland Cafe is the third cafe they have opened.

Ferris Coffee - Holland Pro Tip:

Ferris Coffee Holland

Open Late? No, they close at 6 each day.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Parking lot in back or free street parking available.

Best Holland Coffee Shop

61 E 9th Street, Holland, MI 49423
About this Coffee Shop

Lemonjello's offers a warm and relaxing space and free wifi. The coffee shop is located in downtown Holland, making it accessible and convenient.

They make the tastiest muffins and other baked goods in house. They offer gluten free options as well as vegan alternatives.

Choose pour over or drip coffee (sub tea or a bottled beverage from their cooler, if coffee isn't your thing). The pour overs are a little longer of a wait but so worth it. They brew and sell Madcap coffee.
Lemonjello's is easily one of the locals' favorite coffee shops in Holland. They have warm and welcoming staff and a nice cozy atmosphere. They even have an outdoor space to enjoy your coffee and the weather when it's nice.

Lemonjello's Coffee Pro Tip:
Their muffins and baked goods are the best!

Lemonjellos Coffee

Open Late? No. Closes at 5pm on weekdays and 4pm on Saturdays
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Free parking in the lot behind building and across the street. Free street parking is available as well.

Best Holland Coffee Shop

205 Columbia Ave, Holland, MI 49423
(616) 610-6861
About this Coffee Shop

Nail the perfect selfie in front of The 205 Coffee Bar’s mural and then pop inside to check out their menu — Cappuccino? Cocktail? Spirited Steamer?

Yup, you read that right. After 11 AM, you can #treatyoself to an adult bevvie like “The Voice of Reason” (Amaretto, Van Gogh Espresso Vodka, vanilla, steamed milk, and cinnamon whip cream).

Close to the Hope College campus, The 205 Coffee Bar is the place to be, so if you’re in a hurry, place your order online and have your caffeine fix ready and waiting.

The 205 Coffee Bar Pro Tip:
Two words. Brazen. Latte. The secret ingredient that makes it so good? Cayenne pepper.

Coffee shops the 205 coffee bar

Open Late? No. Closes at 1pm Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on Mondays.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? No
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Onsite parking lot and street parking, free.

Best Grandville Coffee Shop

4035 Chicago Drive SW, Grandville, MI 49418
(616) 431-2500
About this Coffee Shop

Wildroast Coffee is a triple-threat. A sweet coffee shop vibe, out-of-this-world lattes, and friendly baristas make it the perfect place to settle in and bang out that to-do list.

Dying for some adult convo? Wildroast is a kid-friendly spot.

Invite some mom friends, bring the kids, grab a Field & Fire Bakery treat, and settle in with something caffeinated (You know you need it!).

Wildroast Coffee Co. Pro Tip:
They offer a private meeting space at no charge. Call them up to book it.

Coffee Shops Wildroast

Open Late? No. Closes at 6 pm Monday-Saturday and 4 pm on Sunday.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Onsite parking lot, free.

Best Grand Haven Coffee Shop

41 Washington Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 935-7326
About this Coffee Shop

A Grand Haven gem, Side Bar Artisan Coffee has won me (and my kids!) over. Their space is warm and welcoming, but also big enough to spread out with your brew and a board game.

Side Bar Artisan Coffee serves Madcap coffee and has a handful of signature lattes, but the real show-stoppers are their Artisan Hot Chocolates: Lucky Mellow, S’mores, and a rotating Seasonal creation.

Side Bar Artisan Coffee Pro Tip:
Side Bar Artisan Coffee occasionally hosts Children + Coffee Tuesday events. Bring the kids for an activity while you enjoy a coffee. Follow them on Instagram to find out when the next one will be.

Coffee Shops Side Bar

Open Late? No. Closes at 3:30 pm Monday-Wednesday and 7 pm Thursday-Sunday.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Onsite parking behind building and street parking, free.

Best Saugatuck Coffee Shop

450 W. Center St., Douglas, MI 49406
About this Coffee Shop

The owners of Outside Coffee Co. love being outdoors and getting others to enjoy the outdoors too.

The Douglas location has a fun outdoor seating area, with seating options ranging from Adirondack chairs to swinging picnic tables.

In the colder months they set out their igloos so you can enjoy your coffee outside, while also staying warm and dry.
Outside Coffee Co. was founded in Grand Rapids, MI. They expanded from Grand Rapids to have a location in Douglas, MI. They were started and run by artist Erica Lang and is an extension of Woosah Outfitters.

Outside Coffee Co. - Douglas Pro Tip:
The coffee shop offers outdoor seating area.

Outside Coffee Co Douglas Woosah Hunt order counter

Open Late? No, they close at 4 PM Mon-Fri, and 5 PM Sat & Sun
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? A few parking spaces in the front and street parking available along the side.

Best Bryon Center Coffee Shop

8233 Byron Center Ave SW, Suite q, Byron Center, MI 49315
About this Coffee Shop

At Full Circle Coffee they make their own flavored syrups and chai concentrate to ensure they serve good tasting and healthier options.

They serve crafted lattes as well as pour over coffee.

They have rotating seasonal latte options to keep variety to their menu. They also serve a selection of scones and muffins that are made in house.

Join them for their occasional live music events.
Apart from their in house coffee shop, Full Circle coffee also offers catering featuring a mobile espresso bar and coffee shop.

They serve coffee roasted by their partners Higher Grounds (located in Traverse City)

Full Circle Coffee Pro Tip:
They are open late and even have weekend hours.

Full Circle Coffee

Open Late? Yes, they close at 9PM daily
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Parking lot available

Best Ada Coffee Shop

7267 Thornapple River Dr, Ada, MI 49301
(616) 682-5641
About this Coffee Shop

Enjoy the lovely decor at Brody's Be Cafe and know that you are supporting a non-profit coffee shop that employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

They BElieve everyone BElongs and we can work BEside one another.

In addition to offering a full array of coffee and tea beverages, you'll find indoor and outdoor seating to match the season - clear domes in the winter and tree swings and picnic tables in the summer.

Brody's Be Cafe Pro Tip:
Check out the assortment of unique merchandise they offer while there.

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Open Late? No. Closes at 3 pm on weekdays.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Parking lot. Free parking.

Best Lowell Coffee Shop

129 E Bridge St, Portland, MI 48875
About this Coffee Shop

Offering Coffee Flights, Courageous Coffee is worth the drive to Portland.

It's also a wonderful breakfast spot.

In addition to items like breakfast burritos and sausage breakfast sliders, Courageous Coffee makes incredible baked treats.

Find delights like cinnamon rolls, blueberry crumb muffins, pineapple walnut muffins, raspberry white chocolate scones, turtle cookie bars and gluten-free cheesecake bars.

Courageous Coffee & Bakery Pro Tip:
Do the coffee flight.

Courage Coffee Portland Coffee Flight VanderW

Open Late? No. Closes at 1pm Tues-Sat. Not open Sun-Mon.
Good for getting work done? Yes
Good place for a meeting? Yes
Kid-friendly? Yes
Parking? Street parking around downtown Portland.

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1 thought on “Best Coffee Shops in GR: 25 Spots With Great Ambience and Good Brews”

  1. Jacqueline j Poehlman

    You missed a few of my favorites! Full Circle Coffee in Byron Center, 317 in Hudsonville, Roots Brew Shop on the West Side

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