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Higher Grounds Trading Co.

806 Red Dr, Ste. 150, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
+1 231-922-9009
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pumpkin latte” (2 reviews)
“chai” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (11 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
806 Red Dr, Ste. 150, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

there is so many coffee places available, starbucks ect, when i see a indie shop, i love to stop in. they have good coffee, and i appreciate them reusing mugs, instaed of adding to the waste in landfills. thet have mugs you can "borrow" and...More

Thank kimfht52
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My mom & I discovered Higher Grounds while checking out The Village and decided we'd come back the next day for coffee before our long road trip home. The baristas are clearly very serious people -- both in terms of coffee and in terms of...More

Thank H H
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Of all the coffee houses that I have been to around the world, Higher Grounds is my all time favorite! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to answering questions about proper brewing and setups (pour over temp, French press use, etc.)....More

Thank Barbara R
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thanks so much Barbara! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have passed HGTC dozens if not hundreds of times on my daily dog walk. Today it was hot out. My son and I stopped in for a cup of ice coffee. The place is kind of funky with a hipster feel. Unique coffee with...More

Thank MichealWhelan
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks for stopping in Mike! So glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

The coffee is ok. The staff are not. Barristas are just plain old fashioned rude and somehow snooty. I don't get it. In particular people in Michigan are extremely nice, Higher Grounds Trading Co must have to really headhunt hard to find the few people...More

Thank mb2242014
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi MB, I'm very sorry you had a poor experience in our cafe. If you have any specific feedback you can provide about your visit, please email me directly: jennifer@highergroundstrading.com. Thanks, Jennifer Yeatts Interim General Manager

Reviewed 18 June 2017

The coffee was expensive but absolutely worth it. We are happy to pay more for great coffee and for the Higher Grounds' sustainable business model.

Thank NewYorkTraveler12355
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed the coffee. Cheers!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Lovely oasis in a busy spot, nice reprieve with classic drinks served with artistic flare. Only suggestion, lighten up on the pepper in the chai or try a dash of ginger or nutmeg instead.

Thank aljunds
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thanks for stopping in and for your suggestion about our chai! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Higher Grounds is a great place to get a fantastic cup of coffee and relax. The various blends and specialty drinks are all carefully made to bring the very best coffee flavors. Their commitment to Fair Trade, and the unique location make for an outstanding...More

Thank flybaby911
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I was in line behind one person who was ordering a drink and the rest of the place was empty today at 10:45 a.m. There were two people behind the counter. They took her order and both began to talk to her while one was...More

1  Thank David B
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Hi David, Thank you for your honest and critical review. I deeply apologize for your truly awful experience. We will be speaking with our coffee bar team about this instance and using it as a learning opportunity for sure--this is not the experience we aim...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Good Coffee, but it wasn't really my scene. I had the thin mint latte, which had Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies in it. It was delicious!

Thank Ashleigh M
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 Red Dr, Ste. 150, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-922-9009
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Step into our cafe and you'll find everything you need when it comes to coffee: brewing methods, travel cups and mugs, grinders, kettles and of course a wide array of freshly-roasted coffee. We love providing you with opportunities to improve your experience of coffee, whether that's at home with your own tools or here in our space, where we'll welcome you with a smile. You can chat with our friendly baristas to find just the right variety of coffee for your at-home brewing preference, sip a cup of our daily brew or a finely-crafted espresso drink, and learn about all of the various methods of coffee brewing.
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