Our Midtown Cafe is 5 Years Old!

This July marks the five-year anniversary of The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company’s flagship coffee house in Detroit.
When we first decided to open a coffee house we looked at many locations in Detroit and its’ suburbs before choosing a spot located on Woodward’s historic Garden Block. At the time, people balked at the name Midtown not seeing the potential of the Cass Corridor, now fast forward and Midtown is exploding with development and our patio on Alexandrine is full of life and the Strathmoore Hotel across the street is full of people and businesses. 
A coffee house is intended to be a gathering place and we are so thankful for the successes we’ve seen inside our walls.  There have been countless businesses formed and details hashed out at our communal tables.  Romances have budded in various corners of the bar as we are reminded often by couples who return to celebrate. These relationships along with those of the people whose coffee, food and liquor we sell, form the basis of our business. The value of the people who create based on their own passions inspires us every day. 

Come celebrate with us on July 29th with all day specials, music and good vibes.


Just to thank a few:


Elkin Guzman Finca El Mirador Colombia

Arnulfo Leguizamo Finca El Faldon Colombia
Oscar and Fransisca Chacon Finca Las Lajas Costa Rica



Jolly Pumpkin Dexter
Leelanau Brewing Company Dexter
Bells Brewery Kalamazoo

Griffin Claw Brewing Birmingham

Epic Brewing


Elizabetta Foradori Italy
Jean Foillard France
Tom Lubbe France


2 James Detroit


BeauBien Fine Foods Detroit
McClure Pickles Detroit
Calder Dairy Lincoln Park
Mindo Chocolate Dexter
The Brinery Ann Arbor 

Great Landlords:

George Stewart and Michael Byrd Woodward SA PK LLC


Sue Mosey Midtown, Inc.


D Met Design


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