In the last few months, a little something new appeared on Instagram, pictures of friends sipping coffee inside clear bubbles bedazzled in lights? An exquisite and charming environment to enjoy coffee and converse with friends, has caught the attention of many in the Grand Rapids area. Sure there are dozens of coffee shops around town, with excellent coffee and aesthetics, but Outside Coffee Co., is the first-of-its-kind in Grand Rapids. Located on Wealthy Street, this coffee shop, is in fact no shop at all.
Entering a gravel path surrounded by greenery, resembling a maze, leads to several huge plastic bubbles. Like something out of a fairy tale, these round heated bubbles, are home to tables and chairs, fairy lights, and tiny little fire places. This dog-friendly, people-attracting utopia not only is a pleasing environment to exist, but also serves delicious coffee and food.
Their creative latte flavors and coffee creations as well as delicious snack options, only adds to the seemingly perfect coffee courtyard. The time and price, which is higher than other coffee shops, is worth the experience and quality. If you are looking to enjoy a cup of coffee, to get outside and enjoy Grand Rapids, Outside Coffee Co. should definitely be on your “to do” list.