The snow is flying, and the air is extra crisp these days in Sault Ste. Marie. Cut the chill and surround yourself with the cozy ambiance and comforting scent of freshly brewed coffee. In between snowball fights and holiday shopping downtown, stop into a locally owned coffee oasis and wrap your fingers around a steaming cup of java. Let that loving warmth and aroma hug your senses.

Superior Cafe

There is a place located at 107 E. Portage Ave. where you can warm your soul with a warm and satisfying mug of cinnamon toast latte or freshly brewed Superior Coffee Roasting Company coffee.

Celebrating its third year caffeinating the Soo, Superior Cafe and its rustic interior inspires a trip to the outdoors, while the cozy corners full of comfy chairs and coffee tables armed with board games offer the perfect place to catch up with friends or read a book. The cafe also shares the building with Bird’s Eye Outfitters, where you can get the latest outdoor gear and plan your spring kayak adventure!

Cup of the Day

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie wouldn’t be complete without Cup of the Day, where it calls 406 Ashmun St. home. Now in its 23rd year, 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 sandwich and soup. Sit at the counter facing the street, and be entertained by the activity on Ashmun Street.

Toasted marshmallow latte

Cup of the Day’s Toasted Marshmallow is the perfect drink to help you warm up on a brisk Sault Ste. Marie afternoon.

This downtown staple offers 26 different flavors of lattes and cappuccinos and six freshly brewed coffee varieties to choose. Proprietor Tony even traveled to Guatemala to experience coffee cultivation first hand!

Penny’s Kitchen

A well-known gourmet food and drink spot, Penny’s Kitchen is a renowned meet up for your favorite coffee club or lunch with a friend.

Easy to find and right off Ashmun Street, 112 w. Spruce St. is where you will find in-house baked goods, a constant supply of freshly brewed coffee, and the perfect atmosphere to read your favorite blog.


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 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!

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