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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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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (12 reviews)
“great coffee” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 18:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
806 Red Dr, Ste. 150, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

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
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Made a quick stop here for a coffee-ordered a pumpkin latte, which was delicious but needed it to-go, and received it an old coffee mug-the coffee shop is very eco friendly and does not offer to-go cups...which is a little strange. So although my latte...More

Thank Nicole R
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us Nicole! We're glad you enjoyed your pumpkin pie latte. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The coffee is the best I've had anywhere, besides Uncommon Grounds in Saugatuck. And, the owners commitment to their principles is commendable --I admire the ceramic version of a to-go cup, and now have a souvenir of a great cup of coffee.

Thank MD060703
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 14 September 2016

Higher Grounds coffee smells better, tastes better and brews better than all the other espresso's out there. I review higher grounds as not only one who enjoys the building when I'm in town, but from someone who buys the beans and grinds and brews the...More

Thank rswartz68
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad you enjoy our coffee every day and appreciate your desire to spread the word. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have mail ordered from them in the past, so I thought I would stop in when in the area. First of all, the entire complex where they are located is the renovated TC State Hospital. They are located in the former laundry building. That...More

Thank 9g1a6j
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Higher Grounds. We'd stopped in years ago but it didn't even look appealing so we just walked out. My husband was adamant we stop this time, so I reluctantly agreed. It took at least 20 minutes for our drinks...More

Thank stephaniez4810
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi Stephanie, Thanks for taking the time to leave a note. We're very sorry that you experienced poor service and quality and will address this instance with our team. If you are ever willing to give us another try, I encourage you to bring your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6
Cuisine
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
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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