Category Archives: Coffee Shops

1923 Cafe, Hamtramck, Michigan

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of running the annual Paczki Run in beautiful Hamtramck MichiganHamtramck is an ethnically diverse community nestled within the city of Detroit and is known for its beautiful churches, churcheclectic restaurants, delicious bakeries,  and exotic meat markets.  It also boasts of a vibrant music and arts scene with an annual music festival .  

After consuming my post race paczki I stopped by 1923 Cafe on Holbrook Ave1923 Cafe 1923 for a latte to go.  1923 Cafe (in operation for close to 11 years), is an ideal coffee hangout spot with vintage oak bookshelves and a relaxing backroom for work, study or conversation.  Their coffee is top-notch as well, sourced from nearby Coffee Express Roasting Company from in Plymouth.

If you’re ever in metro Detroit, 1923 Cafe is a great spot to enjoy a fresh roasted cup of coffee in a relaxing atmosphere.  Check them out!  

If you know of a truly unique and local coffee shop that is making strides with their coffee, the team here at Brewtoria would love to hear about them.  We can be contacted at or on Twitter  @brewtoria.  As always, Enjoy your Coffee!


Steamers & Breaking Beans Coffee, Lambertville, Michigan

Last Saturday, during a break at my son’s wrestling tournament, I ventured down the road to Steamers Coffee, In Lambertville, MI.

Steamer, Lambertville, MI
Steamers, Lambertville, MI

Lambertville, sits right on the Ohio border and is essentially a part of suburban Toledo Ohio.  It’s one of those unique border towns where you’re not really sure what state you’re in as residents of both states meander about their lives crossing the border without thinking or realizing they’ve entered a different state.

I walked in, close to their 2:00 pm closing time, and the staff was more than welcoming; allowing me to take some photos and “talk coffee” with them as I sipped on my dark roast coffee.   The shop had a well designed decor with beautiful coffee art and comfortable tables and chairs throughout. cow

When I asked about their coffee, the team was proud to tell me about Breaking Beans Coffee in nearby Monroe Michigan. Breaking Beans has a great story behind them.

Breaking Beans Coffee, Monroe, Michigan
Breaking Beans Coffee, Monroe, Michigan

Their mission is to train and employ adults with disabilities in all aspects of the coffee business.  The manager at Steamers shared the story of Breaking Beans and I could see and hear her passion for what they do.  I told them I would be happy to feature them on my blog and help to spread the word.  I listened intently and then perused a few of their coffee roasts for sale at Steamers.  They had an extensive selection of light, medium, dark and flavored roast coffees.

Steamers Coffee Bar is located at 3500 W. Sterns Rd. in Lambertville, MI.  Breaking Bean Coffee can be contacted at (734) 847-2203 and at

If you know of a truly unique and local coffee shop that is making strides with their coffee, or connecting with people in a great way, Brewtoria would love to hear about them.  We can be contacted at or on Twitter @brewtoria.  As always, Enjoy your Coffee!


Flint Crepe Company / Heyday Coffee

After an exhausting 10 mile race at the Flint, Michigan Crim Festival of Races on August 27, 2016, I slogged into the Flint Crepe Company for a pick-me-up prior to hopping on my shuttle bus back to my car. As always, there is a magnetic pull to a coffee spot that I haven’t visited before and this one was no different.


The eatery is a combo…part breakfast yumfest and coffee tank filler. I especially liked the hip swag offerings of which I purchased some of their local bacon hand soap, crafted from by-products of another “flint-local” business.

Flint town’s troubles are well documented over the past year, however rays of sunshine like the Flint Crepe Company will keep the clouds at bay with their tasty crepes and smooth espresso pulls of Heyday Coffee!

Hit them up on your next visit to mid-Michigan!