Get Buzzed Up In Downtown Ludington (Part 1 - Coffee)

Where to find a good cup of joe in Downtown Ludington.

Need to get your caffeine fix? Downtown Ludington is home to several unique coffee shops. 

1. Redolencia

I start with this Ludington Avenue business because they roast their own beans! Everything they sell is made locally or in-house. The pumpkin roll is divine! I usually pair it with a French press or an Americano. They also have a great tea selection. The baristas are friendly and happy to offer suggestions. Their historic location on the avenue is eclectic and comfortable. Grab a couch and hang out with a friend, sit at a table to have a business meeting or grab a cup to go. 

Check out this video of Lars roasting beans:

Lars is roasting coffee today! Smells divine in here!

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2. Book Mark 

The Book Mark is located on the corner of Loomis and Rath. You can order off the menu or choose from a nice selection of brewed coffee at the bar. You can bring in your own mug if you'd like. You'll also find a few homemade treats near the register. The little energy muffins are my favorite. I find it hard to enter this shop without buying something other than coffee. It's worth browsing the store while you're there. I always find unique Ludington and Michigan gifts and the book selection is fabulous! Book Mark is also a great place to hold a meeting or meet a friend. They have several large tables and even a conference room to accommodate a larger group. 

3. Spindrift Cyclesports

What better pairing than coffee and bikes, right? They are located on the corner of Ludington Avenue and James Street. Grab a cup to go (I enjoy the iced Americano) or stop and talk cycling with Dave. He has a nice selection of quality bikes as well as riding gear and clothes. You can even find bike themed gifts at the front of the store. 

4. Biercamp Market

Downtown Ludington's only grocery store also features a coffee bar! From espresso, cappacino and americano to hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Grab a cup to go or before you do your grocery shopping. 

5. Wesco

I can't get coffee from Wesco without getting a muffin. Double chocolate... lemon poppy seed... blueberry... all scrumpcious! The donuts are fabulous, too. As far as coffee goes, the dark roast is popular, but I like to throw in the Columbian every now and then. If you buy a Wesco mug, you get a discount on refills all year. You can also bring in your own mug for refills.