10 Black-Owned Coffee Shops in Metro Detroit

If you’re headed to Detroit, check out The BLAC List : 10 Black-Owned coffee shops to support during your visit.

metro Detroit black owned coffee shops
metro Detroit black owned coffee shops

Did you know that coffee, a favorite beverage worldwide, originated in Ethiopia? Legend has it that the goat herder Kaldi discovered coffee’s potential when he noticed his goats acting strangely after eating some berries from a certain tree. Save that for Trivia Pursuit.

With history out the way, we can get on to the fact that November 8, 2022 is National Cappuccino Day, and we want to celebrate by sharing the importance of supporting Black-Owned coffee shops.

In an era where big chains dominate the coffee industry, it can be hard to find a place to get your favorite caffeinated drink that is locally owned. But when you do, you’re not only helping the business owner—you’re also supporting your community and creating jobs for people in your area who need them.

Metro-Detroit is home to a number of Black-Owned coffee shops that serve up some of the city’s best brews, and we want you to check them out. Below is a list of our favorites, so grab your favorite cup and get ready to celebrate!

Wayne County Black-Owned Coffee Shops

Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe

Address: 71 Oakman Blvd, Highland Park, MI 48203


The Narrow Way Cafe & Shop

Address: 19331 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221


Address: 19180 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223

Kenilworth Cafe

Address: 9405 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202

Detroit Sip

Address: 7420 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

In Harmony Café Sweets & More

Address: 12041 Dexter Ave, Detroit, MI 48206

SHO Cafe

Address: 38705 W Seven Mile Rd Suite 120, Livonia, MI 48152

Oakland County Black-Owned Coffee Shops

No.VI Coffee and Tea

Address: 47490 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374

The D Loft Cafe

Address: 13710 W Nine Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237

While not a coffee shop, we would be remiss to not include coffee supply company, 

Paradise Valley Coffee Company

Address: 2712 Riopelle Street, Detroit, MI 48207

Macomb County Black-Owned Coffee Shops

None that we could find. If you know of one, please let us know in the comments. 

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