There’s a culture of creation here in Ypsi, and like all great things, it’s fueled by coffee…many cups. People here are passionate about all things, especially all things Ypsi – maybe that’s why the coffee shops here are local, loved, and pillars of the community. First things first, if you haven’t been to Dom Bakeries, you need to go, now. Good thing they’re open 24 hours (no joke). Their donuts are a common craving, but their coffee and cappuccinos are a must as well. There’s not much better than hot coffee and donuts, especially from a local gem like Dom's.
Local flavor flows every day at Hyperion Coffee Co., one of the locally owned coffee roastery and tasting rooms. Hyperion sets itself apart in sourcing their beans through direct trade, and always offering a wide variety of single-origin brews. Check out their website for some awesome tutorials to perfect your brewing at home, whether you’re a pour over or French press person. On that same note, you can get Hyperion Coffee at Cream & Crumb, home to some of the nicest looking sweets you can find. Seriously beautiful (and delicious) baked goods and ice cream will go perfectly with your favorite brew sourced from Hyperion.
B-24s is one of the most underrated coffee shops around. It’s full of light and space to spread out, perfect for a study day or hanging out with friends. They have made to order bagels and sandwiches and serve Roos Roast brews, a local favorite. Try the cereal milk latte or their chai tea latte!
Another locally owned gem is Cultivate Coffee & Tap House, giving the Ypsi community much more than a cup of coffee (their coffee is incredible, though). Cultivate crafts not only their own coffee, but their own brews as well. That’s right, Cultivate has coffee AND beer…AND trivia nights, a monthly book club, and a whole lot more that’s by and for the Ypsilanti community. Cultivate holds a special place in the heart of Ypsi and is powered by purpose, driven to inspire, push, and support people in all walks of life through volunteering time and money, and being a safe place of belonging and believing. Regardless of where you are in the city, there’s a cup of coffee with your name on it (or two), and probably some sweets and snacks to go with it.