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Coffee Bar With A Focus On Healthy Alternatives

The folks at the Mercury Coffee Bar recognize that things are beginning to change for the better in the city of Detroit. We have committed ourselves to enriching the flavors of this change as much as possible.


Our intention is to offer healthy and ethically-sourced food and coffee from our shop in Corktown each day. We make all of our food in-house, sourcing ingredients from local farmers and independent distributors whenever possible. The menu we have created offers fresh, high quality sandwiches, panini, salads and soups as well as sweet and savory baked goods made from scratch daily. We pour beautiful espresso drinks and coffees using directly traded beans that empower farmers around the globe to advance their farming practices while paying them a higher premium than fair trade.


Our company is made up of food and coffee artisans, Detroit small business owners, architects and builders.  Together we've built a vibrant space unlike any other in the city. Come in one evening to hear local musicians play or another to support local artists showing their work. Plan to visit for a cooking or coffee class or to take a trip with us to our local dairy where the milk cows have names.


We plan to make exceptional food and drinks for people that live, work and visit Detroit each day that we're open and to teach the skills we've developed to a developing city that has much to teach us in return.  We're excited about this new relationship and hope you'll come see it for yourself.


The Mercury Coffee Bar will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 313-496-4000. Located at 2163 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI 48216

Robert Harper

6/5/2009 - Spring Harvest Asparagus Pasta Salad
Recipe of the Month

4/17/2009 - Good News Comes To Southeastern Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan ”A new kind of hero is receiving recognition this week in Southeastern Michigan. These heroes grow our food, feed our families and strengthen our communities. They are the 2009 Local Hero Award Winners sponsored by edibleWOW magazine.

3/1/2009 - Food Of The Week: Brussel Sprouts
It's no surprise that Brussel sprouts look like perfect miniature versions of cabbage since they are closely related, both belong to the Brassica family of vegetables. Brussels sprouts are available year round; however, they are at their best from autumn through early spring when they are at the peak of their growing season.

2/16/2009 - Food Of The Week : Cauliflower
The milk, sweet, almost nutty flavor of cauliflower is at its best from December through March when it is in season and most plentiful in your local markets.

2/11/2009 - Ann Arbor Business To Create Delicious Gifts
What could be better than receiving a gift basket overflowing with fresh-baked brownies, cookies and handmade gourmet chocolates?

1/27/2009 - You Need To Know About Acai Berry And Monavie
The recommended daily serving of four ounces of MonaVie provides antioxidant levels equivalent to approximately 13 servings of fruits and vegetables. “Even if you don't feel any different, you know you are helping your body to function better through improved nutrition" says Don.

1/26/2009 - Introducing Food Of The Week - We Start With Kale
The beautiful leaves of the kale plant provide an earthy flavor and more nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food around. Although it can be found in markets throughout the year, it is in season from the middle of winter through the beginning of spring when it has a sweeter taste and is more widely available.

12/1/2008 - Bizzy Lizzy And Flourless Cookies = Happiness
Sheila Rae, owner and developer of this unique flourless cookies said, “I personally fell in love with cookies as a child in household where my mother could bake anything to perfection. Cookies are just one of her specialties from the rich delicate Christmas Cookie to Aunt Sally's Molasses Dreams".

10/10/2008 - Cheescakes Arrive In Ypsilanti
Downtown Ypsilanti, already known for its wonderful historic buildings and charm, has just added another gem to its collection of businesses, restaurants and cafes: Old World Bakery. Located at 40 North Huron, owner and EMU graduate Tim Edinger moved into this location in mid May and first opened his doors to retail customers June 21st.

9/17/2008 - 10 Great Health Foods for Eating Well
Robb Harper, Food Editor Detroit Independent

9/15/2008 - Is it Organic? Or not?
Robb Harper is back to explain the differences in Organic and Non Organic.

9/11/2008 - 10 Reasons to Buy Local Food
Our Food Editor Explains the Reasons to Shop Locally

4/24/2008 - MGM Grand Restaurants
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1/21/2008 - The Dairy In Your Backyard
a visit to Calder Dairy Farm, resting in the bucolic countryside of northern Monroe County, will surely bring about a new layer of pleasure and appreciation for every dollop of cream or pat of butter on your plate.


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