10+ Best Coffee Places for Kalamazoo Caffeine Lovers, Listed

Best Coffee Places

Calling All Kalamazoo Coffee Shop Lovers

Oh, coffee!!!

There is nothing like a cup of coffee to help wake us up during the week, give us an afternoon energy boost, or help us navigate those trickier parenting moments.

But, finding somewhere to get that perfect java jolt when out running errands or short on time can be tricky.

Thankfully, whether you crave a steaming hot mug of black coffee or an iced latte frappe with extra espresso and whipped cream, Kalamazoo has a glorious array of the best coffee places that will help you find your next treat.

BONUS: Many cafes are good about having items on their menu for children. Use the list below to find each family-friendly coffee shop’s features.

May you find the best coffee place with just the right vibe for all of your coffee adventures.

Who knows? You might even be able to drink that coffee while it’s still hot!

SEE ALSO: Best Breakfast Restaurants »

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Fill Your Cup at One of the Best Coffee Places in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo is known for its independent vibe, and coffee is no exception.

Hit up one of these coffee shops to drink a locally brewed cup with a homemade breakfast, lunch, or baked goods.

Caffe Casa in Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Family Friendly

What We Love About Caffe Casa:
Caffe Casa has a super quirky and fun feel and prides itself on their espresso and their extensive offering of espresso drinks, including their homemade espresso cubes.

They also offer coffee, tea, in-house baked goods, and lunch. Don’t miss out on trying one of their yummy signature turtle bars!

Why It's Good for Families:
Any of their items can be made kid-size like their steamers and hot chocolate, and half sandwiches are always available.

ChocolaTea in Portage, MI

Portage Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Take Out
  • Family Friendly

What We Love About ChocolaTea:
Known for its vast selection of tea, ChocolaTea is also a favorite for a cup of joe. They also have an extensive dessert case including macarons, chocolates, brownies and pie.

Sugar-free options are available.

Why It's Good for Families:
The bakery case here is massive (as are the portions!). Kids will love their many hot chocolate offerings while splitting a dessert.

Great Grounds Coffee Cafe in Richland, MI

Richland Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Dairy Free
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Take Out
  • Brunch

What We Love About Great Grounds Coffee Cafe:
Gourmet coffee house serving high end espresso drinks, teas and smoothies with a cafe menu of soups, salads and panini grilled sandwiches.

Why It's Good for Families:
There is no kids' menu at this coffee shop, but several delicious smoothies as well as other non-coffee drinks - like fancy milk.

Mezzo Coffee House in Ostego, MI

Ostego Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Gluten Free
  • Take Out
  • Family Friendly
  • Brunch

What We Love About Mezzo Coffee House:
Perfect for swinging in on the way home from the Allegan Family Swim time, Mezzo has an incredible assortment of baked goods. It’s a perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, and they offer gluten-free and Keto options.

Why It's Good for Families:
Mezzo has a special Kid Drink section on their menu which includes their Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Paradise Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Take Out
  • Delivery
  • Family Friendly
  • Brunch

What We Love About Paradise Cafe:
This creperie and dessert cafe is a hidden gem and has recently relocated to Midtown Fresh Market in Kalamazoo. They serve one of the best cups of espresso in town.

Why It's Good for Families:
Order the kids a Nutella crepe and a smoothie, and kick back with your coffee.

Rose Gold Coffee Company in Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegan
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Take Out

What We Love About Rose Gold Coffee Company:
With only a short walk from the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, you’ll want to make a pit stop.

Rose Gold Coffee boasts an extensive espresso menu and has an entirely vegan menu with baked goods.

Why It's Good for Families:
Kids are welcome and they’ll go crazy for the donuts.

Ryske & Co. in Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Take Out
  • Delivery
  • Family Friendly
  • Brunch

What We Love About Ryske & Co.:
Ryske & Co. offers a full menu of freshly made from scratch foods. Be sure to try the cinnamon rolls and take advantage of their convenient drive-thru window and online ordering.

Why It's Good for Families:
Kids (and adults!) will enjoy dining on the upper level. Be sure to take home some delicious treats, including cookie dough brownies and massive cookies.

Something's Brewing in Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Brunch

What We Love About Something's Brewing:
Babies and little kids are frequent visitors to Somethings Brewing. Located down the street from the Kalamazoo Public Library, they have delicious coffee, smoothies and baked goods.

Why It's Good for Families:
One of Kalamazoo's best coffee places has a wonderful family feel. Kids will love that they also serve ice cream.

Walnut & Park Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Brunch

What We Love About Walnut & Park Cafe:
Walnut & Park features typical breakfast fare (danishes, muffins, breakfast sandwiches) in addition to lunch entrees.

Most of its employees are graduates of the KPEP program, where men and women can gain culinary arts certifications and training while incarcerated.

Why It's Good for Families:
Everything here is baked from scratch- kids will love the muffins and danishes.

Water Street Coffee in Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegan
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Take Out
  • Brunch

What We Love About Water Street Coffee:
A name synonymous with Kalamazoo's best coffee places, Water Street coffee has five café locations offering locally-roasted coffee made with local and in-season ingredients, made from scratch in their in-house kitchens.

Other locations on Oakland, Borgess, Sprinkle and in Portage.

Why It's Good for Families:
Take your kids to the location in Portage and share a dessert bar as they work on their homework in the loft area.

And if you’re in a hurry or have a sleeping kid in the car, both the Sprinkle Road and Portage locations have a drive-thru.

Windfall Coffeehouse in Vicksburg, MI

Vicksburg Best Coffee Places

Features
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Take Out
  • Brunch

What We Love About Windfall Coffeehouse:
Get ready to relax in – they offer dine-in with a full breakfast and lunch menu, along with their full espresso. If you’re in a hurry, swing by their drive-thru or order ahead from this coffee shop.

Why It's Good for Families:
They don’t have a separate kid menu, but they offer steamers, waffles, fruit, and sandwiches.

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