Hidden Gem of Mackinaw

Before we head over the straights to the island (you should be pretty excited) I wanted to share my absolute favorite place in Mackinaw City.

Right on the edge of town, you’ll find a little coffee shop.

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It may look like your typical northern beachfront coffee shop . . . because that’s exactly what it is and I promise it’s the best shop in Mackinaw.

Run by multiple generations of women who sell everything from teas to cappuccinos and homemade pastries.

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To your left, you’ll find any type of tea you could ever want.

Between the herbals and the flowers, the smells are out of this world. You’ll never want to leave.

It definetely puts your incense candles to shame.

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To the right, you’ll get the good stuff.

Carbs and coffee.

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And not just any carbs.

Sweet, sugary, delectable, finger-licking homemade sweets that will have you staring at the counter creating a line as you try to pick just one!

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There’s everything from big, fluffy bagels to crunchy cookies to donuts that leave you with a sugar mustache.

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I had to take one of these home to my donut loving grandpa.

If you’re wondering how this travels – I can attest to the fact that pastries will still in perfect condition by the time you get home. . . at least I’m assuming considering he inhaled his donut before I could even get it out of my hands!

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My favorite though?

Oh, let me tell you.

Actually no. Just look at this. It’s a work of art I swear.

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Sweet, sugar glaze, puffy pastery and spicy cinnamon. Every bite was better than the last and, despite my desire to try everything they had to offer at the bakery, I kept coming back to this work of art.

There’s something so amazingly indescribably about having a true bakery pastry with your morning coffee.

When you plan your trip to Mackinac you absolutely have to add this bakery to your bucket list. I promise, it will be one of the best decisions you make all trip!

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