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Best Places To Read Your Book With Coffee In Detroit

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Detroit has seen an explosion of prime spots to grab a cup of coffee, so let's explore the greatest spots to settle in and read a book.

There are some truly wonderful coffee shops around town, each offering something special – whether it be a stellar smile or a killer espresso.

Select a title from the bookshelf and get lost in the words while sipping on a great cup of coffee at one of these best cafes to read in the city.

Motor City Java House
17336 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI 48219
(313) 766-7578

Motor City Java House, located in Old Redford, is like a home away from home. Wood floors and a fireplace create an inviting atmosphere, making this coffee house a seriously comfortable and cozy spot. The exceptional staff makes everyone feel welcome and the regulars are engaging. Artwork adorns the walls but will not distract from what the brought you there, so settle in for the long haul with a classic and sink into one of the couches and get lost in your book's pages.

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The Bottom Line Coffee House
4474 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 638-2759

The Bottom Line Coffee House is the perfect spot in Cass Corridor to enjoy a great cup of coffee and catch up on the latest historical biography you are reading. Find that special place and open up that page-turner that has been calling your name. This establishment serves coffee made with Intelligentsia beans, which has garnered some hardcore fans. If the mood strikes, head outdoors and have a seat on the sweet garden pathway, where bistro seating awaits.

Astro Coffee
2124 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 638-2989

When in the market for a space to chill, read and catch up on the latest news and happenings around town, just step into Astro Coffee. It has it on lock. This shop, located in Corktown, features coffee roasted at various locales throughout the country. Awesome baked goods are made on the premises, and tasty treats are created using produce from local establishments. Glance up from the pages and people watch for a moment, then slip back into that captivating novel.

Great Lakes Coffee
3965 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-9627

Great Lakes Coffee is a unique place that has morning, noon and night covered. This midtown coffee shop serves its own brand of beans that are hand-selected and roasted according to meticulous standards. Start with the title of your choice and a cup of finely crafted coffee, dive into your chosen title and later launch into an exploration of fermentation in the form of wine and beer. This airy and rustic coffee house turns into a speakeasy at the stroke of whenever it's acceptable to drink in public, offering a curated selection of natural wines and artisan ales.

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Cafe Con Leche
4200 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 554-1744

Cafe Con Leche is a prime spot for grabbing a sublime latte and finishing the last few chapters of that thriller with an unexpected twist on the final pages. With its intimate yet open feel, this southwest Detroit shop has all the trappings of the place to be on a Saturday afternoon, with a good book in hand. Check out the artwork before settling in or strike up a conversation with another patron. This is a pretty friendly spot.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and

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