The BEST Coffee Spots in Royal Oak (NOT Starbucks!)

There seems to be a Starbucks on every other corner nowadays. Is it convenient? Sure. Is it the best quality coffee around? Not even close. Check out these awesome coffee shops in Royal Oak!

Aside from Real Estate, coffee is one of my passions.  This video will be the beginning of a series for my top picks for coffee in Metro Detroit and there is nowhere better to start out with than where I call home. These are The BEST Coffee Spots in Royal Oak! Just a hint - they’re NOT Starbucks!

#1 Atomic Coffee
401 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Atomic Coffee, located on Main Street, is locally owned and operated independent shop that offers handcrafted coffee, raw juices, fresh smoothies, & made-to-order food. Not only is their coffee handcrafted, but they bring in fresh beans from Guatemala, Papua New Guinea and Columbia for the freshest brew possible. To top it off, the atmosphere is extremely welcoming making it a great place to stop by, hang out, or get some work done.

#2 Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters
115 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Another of my favorite coffee shops, also located on Main Street, is Dessert Oasis. What began as a family business in 2009, Dessert Oasis has grown to include additional locations in both Rochester and Downtown Detroit and as the name implies, they roast their own beans AND have a great lineup of desserts, including an assortment of cheesecakes and pastries. I stop in here quite frequently and am always pleased with both the quality of their goods and the level of service provided. 

#3 The Office Coffee Shop
402 S Lafayette Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Over on Lafayette, you’ll find The Office Coffee Shop, a favorite of local business professionals - and for good reason. The shop offers multiple meeting spaces (you can actually rent a private office) and offers different memberships, starting at just $55 per month. In addition to great coffee, they provide a business hub where professionals can hold a meeting, meet for lunch or put in a full day of work. Another unique service offered is IT, business development and marketing assistance. 

#4 Royal Oak Roast
25070 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Located on Woodward, right across from the Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Roast is a newer addition to Royal Oak, with their flagship location (Birmingham Roast) being in downtown Birmingham. Here you’ll find a wide selection of fantastic coffees, along with a menu full of delectable items for both breakfast and lunch, including some great vegan choices. They also feature a seasonal outdoor patio area that I plan on taking advantage of come spring and summertime.

#5 Crispelli’s Bakery
931 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Next, we’re jumping back to Main Street and heading to Crispelli’s Bakery. As implied, they have fantastic bread and pastries, along with a selection of fantastic quishes, soups, sandwiches and desserts. And of course they have great coffee. Do yourself a favor and make sure to check out their other locations in Berkley & West Bloomfield where they put that dough to use to make some mouth-watering pizzas! 

#6 The Proving Grounds Coffee & Ice Cream
417 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Last but not least, head over to Washington Ave and visit The Proving Grounds (which is conveniently located right next to my office). Originating in Milford, MI near the GM Proving Grounds, which is where the name comes from, they have some amazing coffee (I personally recommend the cold brew) and offer a selection of sandwiches, desserts and brown dog ice cream, which is made locally in Farmington, MI. Stop by on weekends to enjoy some live music as well!

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