Local Coffee Houses in Lansing You Need to Try


Coffee, specialty drinks, teas, chai lattes. However you get it, many moms need their caffeine fix. Sure, you know what you want from chains and you can be fairly certain it will taste like the last one you had, but have you ever enjoyed a cup of joe that you knew exactly who farmed the beans? Or how about a latte that comes with an opportunity to find a fur baby?

Your coffee goes further when you purchase from a local cafe. Here are some incredible and unique places you should try in Lansing.


Photo via @chapelurepastry on Instagram.

French-inspired cafe located in East Lansing with French desserts and pastries! Take a better look on their Facebook page or Instagram.

The Brew Cafe

Photo via @thebrewlansing on Instagram.

Lansing’s west side coffee house with edge. Featuring Michigan-roasted Sozo beans. Check out their website.


Photo via @honeytoaste on Instagram.

Featuring specialty drinks, homemade Taiwanese milk bread, honey toast, sandwiches, and soups. They are temporarily closed in East Lansing but you can check for updates and support their reopening here.

517 Coffee Company

Located right in Lansing, the 517 Coffee Company is Lansing’s newest spot. They offer hot and cold drinks along with beans that you can purchase and yummy baked goods! Head here to find out more.

Foster Coffee Co.

Photo via @fostercoffeeco on Instagram.

Contemporary coffee house in East Lansing. Dedicated to working with other local businesses and other organizations to create community relationships. Order ahead through their website here.

Strange Matter Coffee Co.

Photo via @strangematterco on Instagram.

Two Lansing locations on Michigan Ave and downtown. Contemporary, cool coffee house and bakery centered on an inclusive community and customer service. Did I mention vegan baked goods? Order ahead on their website here.

Constellation Cat Cafe

Photo via @constellationcatcafe on Instagram.

Literally a cafe full of cats! Coffee, treats, and adoptable kitties—I’m not sure how this gets any better. Book your appointment on their website here or go to their Facebook page.

Blue Owl Coffee

Photo via @miblueowlcoffee on Instagram.

Boho and natural vibes abound. Three Lansing locations: East Lansing, Old Town, and Reo Town. Giving back and partnering with local businesses in a Community Coffee Spotlight program. Order ahead on their website here.

The Urban Cup

Photo via The Urban Cup Lansing on Facebook.

Find this cool hangout right on Grand River. Fresh coffee, handcrafted sodas, and ice cream, along with soups and sandwiches from Soup Spoon Cafe. You can follow updates on their Facebook page.

Coffee Barrel

Photo via @coffeebarrel on Instagram.

Just a bit past Lansing in Holt, there’s a cozy little shop with over 200 varieties, including Fair Trade Certified and USDA Organic coffees. You can shop their products here.

Did you ever realize Lansing was home to so many locally-owned and unique coffee houses? Time to start checking them off your list!

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