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The Sparrows Coffee Tea & Newsstand


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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a cute little coffee nook that is set up in an 1800s old home. Everything about this place as character and the coffee is quite good. A perfect place to set up shop and read a book or get some work done on the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ace C
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This is a great stop for coffee and tea in GR. They were super accommodating and helped me figure out how to order something that wasn't otherwise on the menu. I appreciate that it's not so quiet a pin could drop in here, so it's...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank amyadamy
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We tried the fall special Chai-der, chai tea and cider. It was very good. We also tried the maple spice latte. Also very good. We had nice seating near the windows to read. They have a variety of newspapers and magazines to peruse.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rdsw
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Pretty good coffee & I really liked the atmosphere. I enjoyed it more than the other coffee shop I stopped by while I visited Grand Rapids.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Treym27573
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Quaint coffee shop located on wealthy street. I ordered a chai tea latte, it wasn't very hot when I got it and tasted a little watered down but I think it's the type of tea they use. I will give them another try in the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank allimuld
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the holiday spiced latte with oat milk. I love how they offer actual coffee cups instead of the paper cups offered by large chains. Busy on a Sunday morning but I found a place to sit and relax.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Sparrows Coffee shop is a wonderful local coffee house. It's in an old building with great character. There's a side patio which feels very private, away from the traffic of Wealthy St. The coffee here is terrific, and service is always friendly. Great selection of...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Mimi E
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

This place is the best for a cup of coffee. I'm sipping an iced espresso with in-house-made lavender syrup and honey. For a milk alternative.. OAT milk! Love it!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Txleener
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Met up with a co-worker for coffee while we worked. Loved the atmosphere. The coffee was great. If I was back in GR for a visit, I'd definitely consider going back.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Erin W
Reviewed February 5, 2017

We popped in for a coffee one morning. The place had a real welcoming feel to it. The only problem was that there was only one staff member doing everything from taking orders, making the orders and then just popping it up on a bench....More

Date of visit: January 2017
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