Ray Anne BarkerComment

20+ shops for sippin'

Ray Anne BarkerComment
20+ shops for sippin'

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! 

Rowster Coffee 

Rowster Coffee 

Rowster Coffee

Rowster Coffee

Rowster Coffee

Rowster Coffee

Rowster Coffee

Rowster Coffee

Rowster Coffee

Rowster Coffee

A huge thank you to my friend Josh Schripsema (IG: @joshschripsema) for snapping these amazing pictures at Rowster Coffee. 


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!

Madcap Coffee - downtown market

Madcap Coffee - downtown market

Rower's Club

Rower's Club

Ferris Coffee - Trust Building

Ferris Coffee - Trust Building

That Early Bird

That Early Bird

Madcap - Fulton Street

Madcap - Fulton Street

Rowster Coffee

Rowster Coffee

Biggby Coffee - East Beltline Location

Biggby Coffee - East Beltline Location

Le Bon Macaron

Le Bon Macaron

Dart Donuts

Dart Donuts

Madcap - Monroe

Madcap - Monroe

Lyon Street Café

Lyon Street Café

Rower's Club

Rower's Club

Lightfast Coffee

Lightfast Coffee

Squibb Coffee

Squibb Coffee

Le Bon Macaron - Strawberry Cream Soda

Le Bon Macaron - Strawberry Cream Soda

Ferris Coffee & Nut Company - matcha latte

Ferris Coffee & Nut Company - matcha latte

Lantern Coffee Bar + Lounge

Lantern Coffee Bar + Lounge

Madcap - downtown market

Madcap - downtown market

Lyon Street Café

Lyon Street Café

Le Bon Macaron

Le Bon Macaron

Rower's Club

Rower's Club

Madcap - Fulton Street

Madcap - Fulton Street

Ferris Coffee - Matcha Latte

Ferris Coffee - Matcha Latte

Ferris Coffee & Nut Company

Ferris Coffee & Nut Company

Madcap - Fulton Street (love their outside seating)

Madcap - Fulton Street (love their outside seating)

Rower's Club

Rower's Club

Click on their link below to find out more on each coffee shop! 
(* )favorite non-coffee drink

Here we go:

Rowster Coffee 
*kombucha

Le Bon Macaron 
* Cream Soda (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry)

Lyon Street Café

The Bitter End

Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge
*Chai latté

PaLatte

Madcap Coffee
*Nitro Cider + Sparkling Tea (not all locations)

Biggby Coffee
*Earl Grey Tea Latté

Sparrows 

Squibb coffee

Lightfast Coffee 
*Hot Chocolate

That Early Bird
*Double Cherry Soda

Darts Donuts

Roots Brew

Common Ground Coffee House

Story Café

Field and Fire Café

Ferris Coffee
*Chai Latté + Matcha Latté

Mayan Buzz Café

Global Infusion
*the best selection of loose leaf teas

Rower’s Club

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