Need a little pep in your step? Or maybe just some time away with free Wifi? Try a Coffee Crawl in Ludington! This self-guided tour is perfect for any season, but it’s an especially enjoyable way to warm up and spend time with friends in the winter.
Here are some of our favorite spots in Pure Ludington. Follow the trail and sample a bit of coffee and eats at each place for a delightful day. If you’re not a coffee drinker, we’ve provided an alternative drink for each:
HumaniTea Tea & Artisan Gift Shop, 222 W. Ludington Ave.
Located in the Port of Ludington marketplace, this local shop is known for its unique factor. Try a flowering tea; watch it blossom in your glass right before your eyes! Sipping chocolate is another fabulous drink, if you’re in the mood to indulge in European richness. Or try local kombucha on draft for a flavor-filled experience. And the ever-evolving bakery is something that should not be missed. Selections change daily, so check out what’s on display. While you hang out, browse goods from local and global crafters. A portion of your purchases goes to help prevent human trafficking.
Alternative: Milk steamers (any flavor) and lemonade
Red Rooster Coffee & Community, 207 S. James St.
You can’t go wrong with an espresso, macchiato or latte from Red Rooster. The shop also has cold, Nitro brew on tap that will definitely spring you into action. This location always has delicious scones, breads and spreads - and even serves grilled cheese and soups for lunch. Red Rooster is known for its vision of the community coming together, so stop and stay a while.
Alternative: We love the fruit smoothies, hot cider (any time) and various lemonades (summer)
Riverflats Coffee & Tea: 1975 S. Pere Marquette Hwy.
For the next stop, you’ll need to get back in your car and drive four miles south on P.M. Highway. This location is family owned and has a cozy atmosphere. It has breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soup and pastries for you to enjoy. We love the muffins and scones. The dark-roast coffee is great, and espressos and various, flavored lattes are available.
Alternative: Fruit smoothies here (especially blueberry-pomegranate) are divine, or try a Kombucha Tea.
Spindrift Cyclesports Coffee Bar, 102 W. Ludington Ave.
Locally roasted coffee beans are a trademark for this spot. Try a freshly brewed coffee or espresso, or perhaps a cafe or chai latte. If you love tea, Spindrift has a selection of organic flavors. Sweetbird syrups are popular, as well as the Ghiradelli chocolates, that you may add to any drink. While you’re there, check out the bicycle rentals and sales for Spring. And don’t forget to pet Juneau, the friendly greeter, at the store.
Alternative: Iced tea
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