If you are looking for a cozy hangout spot in Grand Rapids, I strongly recommend Rise Authentic Bakery; it has all the vibes of a cozy coffee shop + donuts! On a sunny Friday afternoon, I took my time enjoying an Americano, while Bryan sipped his mocha.
They serve Squibb coffee alongside their hand-crafted gluten free, vegan, and soy free treats! I enjoyed a classic vanilla sprinkle donut, while Bryan ventured out a bit more with a blueberry streusel donut.
The atmosphere is really upbeat and fun. There is incredible wall art; it is unique and gorgeous! The baristas were all super kind and incredibly helpful. There is not a whole lot of seating, so it may be busier on weekends, but my experience was nothing but positive. It is definitely the kind of place you could enjoy alone, or with a friend/partner.
If you are in the area, and looking for a fun coffee shop, check out Rise Authentic Baking Co. It sure won’t disappoint! What other coffee shops do you recommend I try? Thanks for reading and have a great Wednesday.