Congratulations to Uptown Coffeehouse, my home-away-from-home in downtown Howell. It’s been named the Best Place for Coffee in Michigan by Foursquare on the Huffington Post.
It’s an honor befitting the independent coffee shop at the corner of Grand River and Michigan Avenue, smack dab in the middle of downtown Howell. For lots of us in Howell, it’s also the smack dab middle of our lives.
Over the last 14 years, owner Lorna Brennan has built a great business: part coffee shop, part meeting place, part mobile office, part art gallery; it’s all warmth and charm, a place where everyone knows your name and — more importantly — that you like your latté extra hot.
A couple from west of Lansing traveled to Uptown this morning to sample the goods after reading the piece in the Huffington Post. They had to check out the best place for coffee in Michigan since it was within a half-hour drive.
They left happy.
I am not surprised.
Other posts about Uptown that I’ve written in the past: