Get your caffeine fix while cooling down with a creative iced beverage from one of these coffee shops in Metro Detroit
By Nicole Grace
UPDATED May 19, 2022
2831 E. Grand Blvd, Detroit
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Head to The Gathering Coffee Company in Detroit’s North End neighborhood to try one of their seasonally rotating drink options, like an iced lavender honey latte. Keep an eye out for their “late summer” menu, dropping on August 1!
1533 Winder St, Detroit
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BYO creativity to Bea’s Detroit! The Eastern Market-based spot is letting customers design their own specialty drinks: start with a base of iced coffee, lemonade, or soda, then choose from a variety of flavor combinations and top with a garnish, from cotton candy to fruit slices. The combinations are endless!
401 Main St, Royal Oak
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream cold brew! Atomic Coffee pairs coffee with ice cream in their Nitro Float and Polar Bear Nitro Cold Brew for a caffeinated, creamy combo.
1413 Farmer St, Detroit
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Madcap Coffee Company is putting a new twist on summer with three specialty drinks. Try the refreshing Berry Good, which combines espresso and sparkling water with blackberry syrup and a mint garnish. Also available for a limited time: Always Sunny in Detroit (mango syrup, cold coffee, and cardamom) and Royal Navy Remedy (spiced cascara, pineapple, orange and coconut).
525 E Brown St, Birmingham
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Summer should be enjoyed al fresco! Grab a seat on Birmingham Roast’s outdoor patio and sip on one of their featured cold beverages, like Honey Rose (espresso, honey, rose simple syrup, and milk), Kuppa Joy Frappe (espresso, chocolate and crème brûlée infused milk), or Espresso Tonic .
1423 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor
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Whether you’re a coffee or tea lover, Black Diesel Coffee has you covered with a large selection of summer drinks, including a Toasted Cream Puff Latte (butterscotch, vanilla, espresso, and toasted marshmallow), Frozen Mint Matcha, Coconut Cold Brew, and many more!
770 Woodward Heights, Ferndale
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Stop into Drifter Coffee for a cold drink (best enjoyed on the outdoor patio). We recommend the Mojito Espresso Tonic, which combines tonic water, espresso, house-made garden mint syrup, macadamia milk, and fresh mint — the perfect balance of refreshing and invigorating.
336 Main St, Rochester
1220 Griswold St, Detroit
115 S Main St, Royal Oak
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Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters is churning out featured summer drinks including the Getaway Car, a coffee mocktail with iced coffee, house-made mint syrup, orange bitters, fresh lemon juice, and topped with a sprig of mint.
606 S Main St, Plymouth
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Espresso Elevado has lots of drinks to elevate your summer caffeine routine. Seasonal specials include a Chocolate Raspberry Cold Brew, Island Coconut Latte, and Orange Espresso Cream Soda.
19331 Livernois, Detroit
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If coffee is not your, ahem, cup of tea, order a caffeinated spritzer at The Narrow Way Café. The must-try Strawberry Basil Spritzer will quench your thirst and re-energize you with its blend of lightly caffeinated white tea.
2000 Michigan Ave, Detroit
14940 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park
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With a wide range of drink options, Lucky Detroit is caffeine-lovers dream. Try their featured summer drink, the Berry Blush Tea, which tastes as good as it looks!
47490 Grand River Ave, Novi
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Check out the many seasonal drinks at Novi Coffee and Tea, including the Firecracker Mocha (mocha and chili powder), Sunkissed Chocolate Chai (chai mixed with dark, milk or white chocolate), Piña Colada Iced Tea, and many more. Rather sip on an old favorite? Their signature Polar Freezes and Coffee Coolers are served year-round!
447 E Milwaukee Ave, Detroit