Whether it’s hot, iced, or frozen, everyone loves the experience of getting their caffeine fix at a local coffee shop. The hustle and bustle, the smell of freshly roasted beans, or the quiet corners perfect for reading or catching up with a friend… there’s something about stopping somewhere local for your favorite specialty drink.
Located along Falling Waters Trail, Trail Head Coffee Shop in Concord offers that hometown quirkiness with cozy vibes filled to the brim. You can find all your favorite lattes, cold brews, and macchiatos at this special spot. Grab a game from the basket and stay awhile. With the warmth that this shop provides, you’ll never want to leave!
Callaghan’s Coffee Café doesn’t just offer coffee. They offer breakfast and lunch too. Pick up a breakfast burrito or sandwich to start your day, or stop in for a smoothie, soup, or salad. Commemorate your trip with a fun mug, candle, or local honey.
In the heart of Spring Arbor lies Jackson’s third-wave coffee shop, Vito’s Espresso. Enjoy unique drinks like rootbeer espresso, dirty chai, tonic espresso, or Italian soda. Pair it perfectly with a cannoli or baklava. Sit quietly in a space where the sun shines through the tall windows that line the wall while local Spring Arbor University students take a study break or locals pop in on their lunch break.
It would be wrong to be highlighting Jackson coffee and not show some love to the downtown establishments. On your way down Michigan Avenue, be sure to pay a visit to the friendly faces at Musgrove & Company. Take a seat in one of their hanging chairs and make a friend with one of the plants in the window. Enjoy some of their plant-based snacks and pastries while sipping on a specialty-made coffee drink.
Located in Lean Rocket Lab is Fortress Café. Fortress Café is the hub where fresh brews and quick bites are a staple to those either hard at work in Lean Rocket Lab or at a local downtown business. It’s also a fun community where professionals and Jacksonians alike come together for great conversation. You can find pastries and bagels provided by some of your other local favorites, as well.
Jackson Coffee Company has been a Jackson cornerstone for over a decade. You may know if you’ve ever been in the upstairs lounge for live music or open mics. Their hilariously named plants and fresh-baked scones and muffins are sure to make you smile. Sit at the bar for a view of downtown and vintage photos of Jackson, or head upstairs for a quiet afternoon on the couch or in a cozy chair with your laptop.
Hopefully, these recommendations will give you the jolt you need to come in for some local coffee. Maybe each stop will caffeinate you enough to hop from one to the other!