Where can you get coffee (and some food) nearby?
Let’s face it: you’re going to have to get up early for this thing. Here the places we know you can grab a coffee and perhaps a bite to eat before the big dinner, arranged from north to south.
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company (3965 Woodward Ave) -- While Great Lakes will technically be closed on Thanksgiving, there will be a stand outside the store during the parade, dedicated solely to providing you with coffee and hot chocolate.
Whole Foods (115 Mack Ave) -- Sure, it’s a cop-out, but their baked goods can be surprisingly affordable, and you’re sure to find some coffee in there somewhere, probably at the far end of aisle 37. They’re open from 9am to 2pm.
New Order Coffee Roasters (3100 Woodward Ave) - New Order is another delicious coffee roaster right in the heart of Midtown. They’ll be open from 6am to 1pm -- why not treat yourself to a cereal milk latte?
District Market (2645 Woodward Ave) -- Taking full advantage of its location right on Woodward, District Market is offering a free viewing party and will be serving food and cocktails almost from the break of dawn.
Avalon Cafe and Bakery Downtown (1049 Woodward Ave) -- Avalon’s location right near Campus Martius has never looked more appealing. They’ll be open from 6am to 1pm for you to stock up on baked goods, sandwiches, and steaming hot coffee.
American Coney Island (114 W Lafayette Blvd) / Lafayette Coney Island (118 W Lafayette Blvd) -- You were honestly thinking of having a Detroit-style Thanksgiving without a coney island?! Right next to each other -- and right along the parade route -- are two of Detroit’s best coneys. American is open 24/7; Lafayette will open at 8:30am.
Roasting Plant (660 Woodward Ave) -- This place is often credited with serving the finest coffee anywhere in Detroit. Frothy lattes and excellent espresso will be brewed from 6am to 2pm.