15+ Best Coffee Shops for Kalamazoo Caffeine Lovers, Listed

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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 some of the best restaurants that will help you find your next treat.

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

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Favorite Coffee Shops in Kalamazoo

Here are the top spots to grab a cup of coffee in Kalamazoo, as voted by our readers:
1 – Biggby Coffee
2 – Water Street Coffee
3 – Chocolatea
4 – Schultz Sweets
5 – Factory Coffee

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 places to drink a locally brewed cup with a homemade breakfast, lunch, or baked goods.

☕ Voted # 1 Best Coffee Shop

Multiple SWMI Locations , MI

Biggby Coffee

Started in East Lansing MI, Biggby now has locations throughout the country offering coffee, tea, smoothies, bragels, bagels, muffins and donut holes.

Each season also brings new flavors including peppermint mochas in the winter, pumpkin spice for the fall, and Irish cream specials for St. Patrick's Day.

Younger visitors can also get into the Biggby fun with Magic Milk and Kids Steamers.

Where to Find Biggby Coffee
In SWMI, you'll find 15+ Biggby locations scattered throughout the region. Most have drive-thrus and all are locally owned and operated.

☕ Voted # 2 Best Coffee Shop

Multiple SWMI Locations , MI

Water Street Coffee

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

At the Harrison location, they even make their own ice cream!

Four of their cafes offer convenient drive-thru options for coffee on the go.

Where to Find Water Street Coffee
Find Water Street at 7 locations locally: Downtown, Portage, Oakland, Harrison, Ascension Borgess Hospital, Bronson Hospital and Sprinkle.

☕ Voted # 3 Best Coffee Shop

7642 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002


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.

Where to Find Chocolatea
Chocolatea is located in Portage on South Westnedge, north of Centre. Look for the giant green teacup next door to Jac's.

☕ Voted # 4 Best Coffee Shop

6857 W Main St Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Schultz Sweets

Schultz Sweets opened in 2023 as the second location for the Schultz's Treat Street owners.

Located on West Main, this location offers artisan sweets, ice cream, coffee, gourmet waffles, soups, salads and sandwiches.

Take a seat in cozy chair and enjoy a cup of coffee; if java isn't your thing, they also serve tea, hot chocolate and cider. Have a group get together? Their cool lounge is also available to rent.

Where to Find Schultz Sweets
Schultz Sweets is located on West Main in Oshtemo, between 8th and 9th streets (across from Menard's).

☕ Voted # 5 Best Coffee Shop

205 W Lovell Kalamazoo, MI 49007
213 E Frank St Kalamazoo, MI 49007

3019 Oakland Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Factory Coffee

Find Factory Coffee in three locations in the Kalamazoo area: downtown on Lovell, on Frank Street and inside This is a Bookstore.

In addition to coffee, you'll find lunch and breakfast meal options here, plus pastries, salads and soups. You can also order ahead online.

Where to Find Factory Coffee
Factory Coffee operates in three locations:
• Downtown: At the corner of West Lovell Street and Rose Street
• Frank Street: 213 East Frank Street, between Edwards Street and Scudder Court
• This is a Bookstore: Inside the independent bookstore in Oakwood Plaza

☕ Coffee Shop in Kalamazoo

128 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Caffe Casa

Caffe Casa has a super quirky and fun feel and prides itself on 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 and in house blended lavender green tea!

Where to Find Caffe Casa
Find Caffe Casa on the mall downtown at 128 South Kalamazoo Mall (next door to Amy Zane).

☕ Coffee Shop in Kalamazoo

1501 Fulford St, Ste 30 Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Fiddle Leaf Cafe

Fiddleleaf serves locally sourced, house-made coffee, tea, and curated goods with sustainability in mind. Need a snack to go? Grab a yogurt parfait, sourdough toast or salty snack for the road.

Where to Find Fiddle Leaf Cafe
Fiddle Leaf Cafe is located at 1501 Fulford St in Kalamazoo, near Egleston Avenue.

☕ Coffee Shop in Kalamazoo

816 S Westnedge Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Fourth Coast Cafe & Bakery

Four Coast Cafe & Bakery is a favorite in the Vine, offering all of the coffee drinks plus brownies, cookies, muffins and bread loaves.

Open 5 days a week: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7AM-6PM.

Where to Find Fourth Coast Cafe & Bakery
Find Fourth Coast Cafe and Bakery in the same building as Crow's Nest (downstairs) at 816 S Westnedge.

☕ Coffee Shop in Mattawan

23890 City Center Circle Mattawan, MI 49071

Happy Days Cafe

This shop in Mattawan offers specialty coffees, fine teas, smoothies, and Italian & French sodas.

Where to Find Happy Days Cafe
Happy Days Cafe is located in Mattawan on City Center Circle, next door to Mattawan Candy Company.

☕ Coffee Shop in Three Rivers

145 W Michigan Ave Three Rivers, MI 49093

L.A.'s Coffee Cafe

L.A.'s Coffee Café in Three Rivers serves up delicious coffee, pastries and seasonal drinks.

This shop offers more than just beverages; try their waffles or other tasty meals to compliment your coffee.

In warm weather, be sure to snag spot on the patio.

Where to Find L.A.'s Coffee Cafe
L.A.'s Coffee Cafe is in Three Rivers at 145 West Michigan Avenue, just east of Scidmore Park.

☕ Coffee Shop in Kalamazoo

209 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Matchhead Coffee

Located in downtown Kalamazoo, Matchhead serves Onyx Coffee Lab coffee.

Matchhead donates all tips and profits to local charities including KPEP, Communities in Schools Kalamazoo and Kindness Acts 20:35.

Where to Find Matchhead Coffee
Find Matchhead on the mall downtown, across the street from Gazelle Sports.

☕ Coffee Shop in Otsego

100 W Allegan St Otsego, MI 49078

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.

Mezzo serves organic, fair trade, and shade-grown coffee, house-made scones and frittatas. Gluten-free options are also available.

Where to Find Mezzo Coffee House
Find Mezzo at the corner of North Farmer and Allegan Streets, in Otsego, just west of Maude's Taphouse.

☕ Coffee Shop in Plainwell

124 E Bridge St Plainwell, MI 49080

MI Grounds Coffee House, Eatery & Play Cafe

MI Grounds (pronounced MY grounds) offers a selection of homemade soups, salads, styled oats, light breakfast items, baked goods and panini sandwiches.

For the caffeine lovers, they have a full coffee bar serving Magnum Coffee Roasters coffee.

Parents will love the play cafe for young kids (reservations are recommended).

Where to Find MI Grounds Coffee House, Eatery & Play Cafe
MI Grounds is located on East Bridge Street in Plainwell, between Main and Anderson Streets (just west of Dog & the Bank).

☕ Coffee Shop in Kalamazoo

7141 West Q Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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.

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.

Where to Find Ryske & Co.
Rykse & Co is located in Texas Corners, at West Q and 8th Street.

☕ Coffee Shop in Lawton

503 N Main St Lawton, MI 49065

The Modern Well

The Modern Well offers a variety of espresso and coffee drinks. Be sure to try their coffee flights!

If you're looking to cool off, their soft serve machine serves up Michigan-based Kusters dairy ice cream.

Coloring books are available for younger visitors.

Where to Find The Modern Well
Find The Modern Well in Lawton, at the corner of Main Street and White Oak Road.

☕ Coffee Shop in Kalamazoo

322 W Walnut St Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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.

Where to Find Walnut & Park Cafe
Walnut and Park's name makes it easy to find the restaurant: their shop is located at the corner of South Park and West Walnut in Kalamazoo.

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