Detroit Coffee Shop Spotlight: Lucky Detroit

Detroit Coffee Shop Spotlight: Lucky Detroit (Wading in Big Shoes)
It’s no secret that Detroit has its fair share of unique coffee shops. If you’re new to the game, you may be surprised to find that there are some really cool places hiding right under your nose . . . or right above your head.
Detroit Coffee Shop Spotlight: Lucky Detroit (Wading in Big Shoes)
Allow me to introduce you to Lucky Detroit, a second-story cafe that’s located over an old-timey barber shop in historic Corktown. Being a part of the city’s oldest neighborhood isn’t just a perk for Lucky—it’s a scene-setter.
Detroit Coffee Shop Spotlight: Lucky Detroit (Wading in Big Shoes)
After you stop to take photos in front of the colorful mural on the outside of the building (an attraction in itself), you’ll slip into a side door, past an intimate patio area (adorned with foliage in warmer months), and up a fire escape-esque staircase to your destination: A 19th-century style bar that’ll make you feel as though you just jumped into a scene from The Greatest Showman.

Detroit Coffee Shop Spotlight: Lucky Detroit (Wading in Big Shoes)
Walking into Lucky Detroit truly feels like taking a step back in time. The walls are exposed brick, the floor is a gorgeous hardwood, the ceiling is open rafters, and the furniture is vintage with a modern flair. I also got caught up looking at branded merch for the first few minutes of my visit, but the real showstopper here is the gorgeous, mirror-backed bar.

Detroit Coffee Shop Spotlight: Lucky Detroit (Wading in Big Shoes)
Detroit Coffee Shop Spotlight: Lucky Detroit (Wading in Big Shoes)
Above: Plenty of room to sit & sip inside Lucky Detroit's 1800s-style coffee shop

Lucky Detroit: Menu & Pricing

Lucky Detroit's coffee and espresso prices are pretty in-line with what I’ve found at other coffee shops in the area. You can get a regular cup of brewed coffee for $3, or splurge for a nitro brew at $6. Brad and I hovered somewhere in the middle: His latte cost $4 and my iced almond milk latte was $4.50 (interestingly, the upcharge was for ice, not the milk choice). As much as I loved the setting and wanted to sit and stay a while, we got our coffees to go since we had an afternoon of exploring Corktown ahead of us.

Detroit Coffee Shop Spotlight: Lucky Detroit (Wading in Big Shoes)
Above: Latte at Lucky Detroit // On the day of our visit, Lucky Detroit's full menu included: Brewed coffee, pour over, espresso, cappuccino, latte, mocha, vanilla bourbon (not sure if this contains alcohol or if it's just a flavor, but for $5 I'm guessing it's the latter), Chemex, tea, chai tea latte, cold brew, and nitro brew. Prices ranged $3 to $6.


Have you been to Lucky Detroit? If not, does this atmosphere appeal to you, or do you look for a different type of setting when searching for coffee shops?



Wading in Big Shoes - Detroit Coffee Spotlight: Lucky Detroit