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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Coffee in Grand Rapids

    Beer isn’t the only brew Grand Rapids does exceptionally well – our coffee scene is also gaining widespread acclaim. And like our trend-setting breweries, our coffee industry is grounded in community, innovation and passion.

    Come sample our locally roasted coffees … kick back in neighborhood coffee shops … enjoy coffee-flavored desserts and coffee-infused beers … and explore a thriving coffee culture that is distinctively Grand Rapids.

    Do Something Rich: Coffee Tours & Experiences

    Immerse yourself in an authentic coffee experience with tastings, demonstrations & facility tours.…

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    Coffee Highlights

    Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. This family-owned and operated company has been roasting coffee since 1924. Visit the Ferris coffee bar and retail store, tour the production facility and enroll in a variety of coffee courses.

    Madcap Coffee. Savor award-winning coffees made by award-winning baristas at two retail shops operated by this wholesale roastery.

    Rowster Coffee. This coffee bar-and-roastery combination is a favorite hangout in the hip Uptown shopping district.

    Schuil Coffee. The first company in Michigan to roast, package and sell specialty coffee beans operates a European-style Coffee & Tea Shoppe.

    Simpatico Coffee. Located in the Downtown Market food emporium, Simpatico serves ultra-smooth, low-acid coffees brewed from fresh-roasted, Fair Trade beans.

    The Saturday Experience at Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters. This micro-batch roastery opens to the public on Saturdays for coffee samplings and custom roasts.

    Biggby Coffee. Founded 70 miles down the road from Grand Rapids in 1995, it's since become the fastest growing coffee chain in the U.S. 

    Beer + Coffee.

    A number of local breweries use coffee in select beer recipes. Best bets include the Breakfast Stout at Founders Brewing, Sabotage Milk Stout at Hudsonville Pike 51 Brewing Co. and a rotating selection of coffee-infused beers at EB Coffee & Pub.

    Coffee as Dessert.

    Chocolate Madcap at six.one.six, Madcap Coffee Gelato at Love’s Ice Cream, Rowster Coffee Ice Cream at Furniture City Creamery, espresso cheesecake at Nantucket Baking Company, Coffee Maple Bacon doughnuts at Propaganda Doughnuts … just a sampling of coffee-flavored sweets that make occasional appearances on area menus.