America's Coolest Coffeehouses
Comet Coffee: Ann Arbor, MI
Located in the beautiful glass-covered Nickels Arcade right near the University of Michigan, this tiny shop brews each cup of coffee to order using a Japanese pour-over drip technique. Apart from drinks, the menu is short and sweet: pastries from local bakeries like Miette, whose tartes aux pommes are made with apples from nearby Wasem’s fruit farm.
Local Knowledge: Take your time to explore the shops in Nickels Arcade. While Comet Coffee debuted only in 2009, some other businesses have been around for more than 80 years. —Lyndsey Matthews