A fall color tour in Northern Michigan offers a surreal beauty that can’t be found in many places. The trees debut their bright new coverings in endless shades of yellow, orange and red, and the brisk invigorating air demands us to explore the Northern Michigan outdoors. Stop for a moment and warm up at these Northern Michigan coffee shops during your fall color tour adventure along M-22, recently named America’s best scenic autumn drive by USA Today.

Petals & Perks

429 Main St., Frankfort

Start the day off right with their Belgian waffles, Michigan maple syrup and a cup of locally roasted coffee from Higher Grounds Trading Company or tea from Light of Day Organics.

Crescent Bakery & Cafe

404 Main St., Frankfort

This delightful bakery doesn’t just serve great coffee, handmade baked goods and hearty sandwiches, they let you order them online so you can get in, out and start your day. Take a look at their menu and bread schedule.

Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company

6443 W. Western Ave., Glen Arbor

With over 100 coffees to choose from, you’re bound to find a flavor you like – or 20. You can’t go wrong with Chocolate Cherry Festival, SnickerCookie or Pumpkin Pie.

Pedaling Beans Coffeehouse

116 E. Philip St., Lake Leelanau

This bicyclist-friendly coffeehouse is known for their deliciously sweet Pedaling Beans mocha with its heavenly swirl of white chocolate and caramel. Try it with a blueberry scone from 9 Bean Rows.

The Redheads Cafe & Tasting Room

202 W. Main St., Lake Leelanau

Using only organic, natural and whole food ingredients, this cafe is sure to “feed your senses.” Try their hummingbird nectar iced tea with a mixed berry scone, or peruse their breakfast and lunch menu for local favorites like the bridge bagel and black bean burger.

Blue Boat Coffee

106 N. Main St., Leland

The baristas at this coffee and tea bar have their latte art perfected. Learn about their specialty pour over coffee brewing and grab a classic espresso drinks before exploring Fishtown.

Kamp Grounds Coffee & Creamery

201 N. Mill St., Northport

You’ve reached the northernmost point of M-22! Stop for a cup of fresh-brewed coffee, tea and delicious baked goods.

Lēlu Café

Offering a little bit of everything, this café is your one stop for coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re at the end of your fall color tour, check out their selection of local Northern Michigan wines or the full bar.

While planning your Northern Michigan fall color tour weekends be sure to add a drive through M-119’s Tunnel of Trees and a Leelanau County Color Tour!


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