12+ 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 – Great Grounds Coffee Café*
2 – Water Street Coffee
3 – Matchhead Coffee
4 – Biggby Coffee
5 – Chocolatea

*Unfortunately, our top voted shop closed in 2022.

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

9010 East D Ave Richland, MI 49083

Great Grounds Coffee Cafe is a gourmet coffee house serving high end espresso drinks, teas and smoothies with a cafe menu of soups, salads and panini grilled sandwiches.

Guests are invited to dine inside their comfy space or swing by the convenient drive thru.

The menu at Great Grounds changes with input from its staff: each member of the Brew Crew is encouraged to develop new drinks, baked goods and sandwiches.

Where to Find Great Grounds Coffee Cafe (closed)
Unfortunately, Great Grounds closed their business in 2022.

☕ Voted # 2 Best Coffee Shop

Multiple SWMI Locations , MI

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.

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

Where to Find Water Street Coffee
Find Water Street at 6 locations locally: Downtown, Portage, Oakland, Harrison, Borgess and Sprinkle.

☕ Voted # 3 Best Coffee Shop

209 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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.

☕ Voted # 4 Best Coffee Shop

Multiple SWMI Locations , MI

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

Kids' favorites include the steamers and Magic Milk.

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

☕ Voted # 5 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.

128 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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!

8127 Portage Rd Portage, MI 49002

Known for its coffee truck, Coffee Rescue's brick and mortar serves up coffee, cocoa and tea plus tasty food including cookies, paninis and donut holes.

The shop also offers a convenient drive-thru option.

23890 City Center Circle Mattawan, MI 49071

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

145 W Michigan Ave Three Rivers, MI 49093

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.

100 W Allegan St Otsego, MI 49078

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.

1693 S Westnedge Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49008

This creperie and dessert café is a hidden gem within Midtown Fresh Market in Kalamazoo. They serve one of the best cups of espresso in town.

7141 West Q Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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.

120 W South St Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Located down the street from the Kalamazoo Public Library, Something's Brewing serves delicious coffee, smoothies and baked goods.

322 W Walnut St Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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.

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