A visit to James Oliver Coffee Company’s Corktown café made for a sweet Tuesday morning!
I visited the indie coffee shop for some work-from-home-away-from-home time. This was my first time working in a coffee shop since I got a 100%-remote job two years ago, and it was an absolute delight!
It wasn’t my first time inside the Detroit-based building’s interior. James Oliver opened this café in the building that once housed Detroit Institute of Bagels (R.I.P.!). While I’m sad that the locally-owned bagel shop is no more, I’m happy that the business taking its place is just as wonderful. James Oliver’s coffee- and tea-based drinks are delicious, and the staff is lovely. Plenty of seating options are available in the bright, cozy café, including barista-counter seating and my favorite: window-facing counter seats that look out on Michigan Avenue. There’s a food menu, too, showcasing soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries, and bagels. Vegan options are available.
James Oliver roasts its own beans, offering multiple varietals, from Tanzania Peaberry to Costa Rican to the decadent Cinnamon Hazelnut Chocolate Blend. Check out its website for its current offerings and to order online.
For two hours, I worked in a pleasant flow of coffee shop camaraderie and caffeine (supplied by James Oliver’s cappuccino and matcha latte). It was exactly what I needed that day, the perfect home-away-from-home, with atmosphere and amenities that beckon me to return for another sojourn.
1236 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226