A day without coffee is like...
Just Kidding. I have no idea.
Oh man! it’s that time of year where the crisp air begins to nip at your nose + that chill finds its way to your bones. Yea! its probably because I’m from North Carolina so anything under 50 is freeeeezing. But I LOVE the fall so much. I find myself snuggling up in loads of blankets with a bowl of coffee, a good book and the fire turned on… just kidding that’s not me at all. I actually find myself coffee shop hopping…one warm drink to the next while I write + edit photos. So I thought I would share with you a pretty extensive list of coffee shops here in Grand Rapids. I will also point out what places have delicious non-coffee options for those of you who don’t find coffee, oh so amazing!
First, I want you to know that I have been to MOST of these coffee shops, but NOT all of them! They all have their own unique vibe + style + coffee experience. Some are dark + dreamy, some are clean lines + minimal, some feel organic + earthy, some are bright + crisp, and some feel like you are sitting on your couch at home. Everyone works differently + crave a specific atmosphere to work efficiently. So I encourage you to explore + see all the fun shops we have to offer here in Grand Rapids, who knows maybe there is one here that becomes your next favorite go-to place! Coffee shops has become THE place to meet-up with new + old friends, meet clients, co-work, and even gaze at local artists on the wall.
Lastly, below are pictures from inside some of these places to give you an idea of their atmosphere. Scroll through + place your cursor over top of the picture to find out what coffee shop it's a picture of. If I don't share a coffee shop's picture its not because I haven't been there. It's most likely that I got caught up in the beautiful moment + didn't snap one. Enjoy!
Click on their link below to find out more on each coffee shop!
(* )favorite non-coffee drink
Here we go:
Le Bon Macaron
* Cream Soda (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry)
Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge
*Nitro Cider + Sparkling Tea (not all locations)
*Earl Grey Tea Latté
That Early Bird
*Double Cherry Soda
*Chai Latté + Matcha Latté
*the best selection of loose leaf teas
If I'm missing one let me know down below so I can add it to the list! Or if you have a favorite coffee and/or non-coffee drink please share so the rest of us can try it!
xx - ray