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7 Awesome Coffee Shops in Grand Rapids, MI (and how to get there by bike)

It’s time to get caffeinated! From awesome ambiance to unique flavors and twists on your everyday latte, this bicycle tour will take you to some of Grand Rapids’ favorite coffee joints for an experience that will leave you buzzing.

1. Mayan Buzz Cafe

Start your day at the Mayan Buzz Cafe. Nestled inside Bridge Street Market behind the produce section you’ll find a quaint cafe area complete with tasty treats. You can also grab breakfast at Bridge Street Market to fuel up for your ride. If you’ve never tried a “Cafe Con Miel” (coffee with honey) there’s no time like the present!

2. Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar

Wealthy Street is a vibrant corner of the city where you’ll find Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar. Feast your eyes on the giant squid murals and kick back to enjoy one of their amazing vanilla lattes.

3. Le Bon Macaron

Time for a treat! Le Bon Macaron is an adorably chic Parisian style cafe with incredible coffee and, of course, macarons! Try their Lavender Latte which is hand-crafted with lavender syrup and steamed milk blended with espresso from Rowster New American Coffee. Their namesake macarons are a must. Try classic flavors like raspberry or vanilla, or get a little adventurous with flavors like yuzu, hibiscus or Mexican chocolate. 

4. Madcap Coffee Company

Visit Western Michigan’s resident coffee roasters, Madcap Coffee, at their modern minimalist coffee shop and roastery. They taste over 3,000 coffees each year to find the perfect qualities to blend into their unique coffees. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of beans to take home!

5. PaLatté Coffee & Art

PaLatté is part art gallery, part coffee bar. Enjoy the current display of local artwork while sipping one of their unique coffee concoctions or seasonal flavors. Vanilla-rose latte, anyone?

Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Photo Credit: Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.

6. Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.

Take a quick break from the java for a foray into tea. Specifically, the subtly sweet and creamy brown butter black tea latte at Ferris Coffee & Nut Company. While you’re at it, pick up a snack and enjoy some fresh-ground nut butter!

7. Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge

Lantern Coffee Bar & Lounge is open late, so relax, have some decaf, and let the coffee buzz wear off while enjoying the lounge atmosphere in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids.

Travel Tip: You can find great articles about even more awesome coffee places and bike rides in Grand Rapids at the Experience Grand Rapids website.