Scented candles, sweaters, a steamy mug of hot coffee, and sweet treats. All essential elements to a satisfying fall day in Sault Ste. Marie! Imagine walking downtown on a brisk Northern Michigan afternoon, stepping into a warm coffee shop, and being hit with the comforting aromas of freshly brewed coffee and sugary delights. That is what we want for you, and here are 6 places in downtown Sault Ste. Marie that will be sure to satisfy that sweet tooth and chase away that chill in the air.
Easy to find and right off Ashmun Street at 112 W. Spruce St. Penny’s is where you will find an endless supply of decadent in-house baked goods, a constant supply of freshly brewed coffee, and the perfect atmosphere to catch up on your favorite blogs.
Settled into its new location at 215 W. Portage Ave. in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Superior Cafe has become the go-to spot to meet with friends or to simply enjoy a freshly baked treat, sip on a latte, and people-watch through its large windows. This cafe is located near the Soo Locks and has outdoor and indoor seating. It’s a great place to work remotely and take in the sights and sounds of the Soo. Fun fact: all of the coffee and espresso used is roasted at the Superior Coffee Roasting Co. right in town! Whether you enjoy a hot, cold, or iced beverage, Superior Cafe.
Bird’s Eye Outfitters
If you’re looking for an atmosphere for adventure to complement your snack attack, Bird’s Eye Outfitters is the place for you. After your next outdoor venture, stop in 107 E Portage Ave. and indulge in a yummy morsel from Ski Country Farm and a brew from the Le Cheneaux Coffee Roasters.
Oh Crepe & Coffee
Oh Crepe and Coffee has become a staple in the downtown area on 309 W. Portage Ave. Located directly across the main entrance to the Soo Locks, Oh Crepe offers exceptional crepes made right in front of you and delicious caffeinated beverages. Stop by and enjoy a desert filled crepe (we’re talking strawberries and Nutella) and a latte. Oh Crepe features a full menu of crepes and beverages. When it’s open during the summer, it’s a must visit destination.
Sugar Daddy Bakery
There is no shame in the sweet treats game at Sugar Daddy Bakery! From epic milkshakes like the one shown here to decadent cookie sandwiches and gourmet scotcheroos, they have your sweet tooth covered.
Cup of the Day
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie wouldn’t be complete without Cup of the Day, where it calls 406 Ashmun St. home. Cup of the Day offers more than a great cup of coffee. Enjoy one of its many specialty drinks and perhaps even a belly-pleasing dessert. Sit at the counter facing the street, and be entertained by the activity on Ashmun Street. “Cup” also features an extensive deli menu. Be sure to try the California panini if you’re feeling extra hungry for lunch.
Here in Sault Ste. Marie, we are pretty good at warding off the chills this time of year. Any of these fantastic locations will put a pep in your step and warmth in your heart. A delicious cup of coffee and sweet treat is just what you need to fuel you up for your next Upper Peninsula adventure! Did we miss your favorite pit stop for a great cup of coffee? Tag us in your photos of coffee bliss with #ilovethesoo so we can share in the fun! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!