Detroit is getting its fix, one cup of joe at a time.

    Nothing against the big chains, but this aint New York City! Independent coffee shops are brewing all over the Motor City, priding themselves on serving local fare and flair. Monday marks a new addition with the opening of The Bottom Line Coffee House.

    The Bottom Line will open its doors in the Midtown area at 4474 Third St., in the Beethoven apartment building. It’s just shy of the central Wayne State University campus, in a relatively quiet and walkable end of town. This new arrival finds itself among contemporaries like Astro Coffee in Corktown, Stella International Cafe in downtown Detroit and The Germack Coffee Roasting Company at Eastern Market, each one a young, indie java stop.

    The menu at The Bottom Line is no-frills; no fancy-schmancy saccharine concoctions here. Just espresso-based house brews and an assortment of pastries from local restaurant Traffic Jam & Snug. Owners Al and Pat Harris obtained a permit to add outdoor seating and said they intend to keep extended hours as customer demand dictates. For students in need of a place to burn the midnight oil or sober up from the bar scene, The Bottom Line could be your destination.

    The grand opening is planned for Monday, July 23rd, and appears to be a long time coming. An article published last year stated the shop had planned to be open by fall 2011.  Al and Pat could not be reached for comment, but we hope neighbors will find The Bottom Line to be worth the wait.

    You can view the floor plans and menu at The Bottom Line Coffee House’s website,

    Bottoms up!

    Source: TBL Coffee

    Driadonna Roland

      Driadonna is a freelance writer and occasional production assistant for television and film. She’s into wine, Jesus, cooking and natural hair (though not necessarily in that order). Driadonna is also a graduate of Florida A&M University and a former newspaper reporter. She recently made her way back home to Detroit from Upstate New York, and is exited to be a part of its renaissance!

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