Comet Coffee

Coffee Shop
16 Nickels Arc (btwn Maynard & State), Ann Arbor, MI 48104, United States
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:30 AM–8:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Jim Saborio, the shop's owner specializes in high end, made to order coffee. Nothing is prepared ahead of time, so the drinks are freshly brewed using a variety of methods. There is a small amount of seating inside (about 8-10 chairs) and a couple of small tables outside in the... (See all)


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    Roger E.
    Good cappuccino, great atmosphere in Nickels Arcade(2 Tips)
    Vonnie J.
    The BEST espresso I have had outside of Rome, Italy.(2 Tips)
    Dig the location in the arcade too.(3 Tips)
    Michael L.
    I go here every day and get a macchiato with sparkling water.(2 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • nickels arcade
  • arcade games
  • good service
  • trendy
  • great value
  • almond croissants
  • wifi
  • oatmeal
  • cookies
  • casual
  • baked goods
  • cherries
  • Dara F.

    If you like bougie, well-made coffee, this is the place for you! Not cheap, but super well made.

    Dara Fisher · 1 week ago
  • Nida A.

    Limited seating

    Nida Ali · April 5
  • Claudio

    Se sei italiano, non ci passare! Il caffè non è quello che ti aspetti!

    Claudio · February 15
  • Nida A.

    Great location to go on a coffee date.

    Nida Ali · February 3
  • Ashish S.

    Oatmeal cherry cookie is fantastic

    Ashish Shah · December 27, 2014
  • El C.

    Best shop in the arcade!

    El Calixo · September 29, 2014
  • Kevin K.

    The service is great and the espresso is tops.

    Kevin Keehl · September 26, 2014
  • Andrew R.

    Best espresso in Ann Arbor.

    Andrew Rauh · September 5, 2014
  • Christian H.

    Best coffee I've had in a long time and prepared with passion

    Christian Hofer · August 28, 2014
  • Lisa H.

    Great coffee. Great service. Great place.

    Lisa Hinchliffe · August 21, 2014
  • Eric W.

    A small and cozy place. The line can get long but usually the coffee is worth it. Great pour overs and espresso.

    Eric Wortman · August 9, 2014
  • Aaron C.

    Grab a pour over and hang out within the architectural marvel that is Nickels Arcade. No electrical outlets, so not ideal for work, but no reason too, just enjoy the scenery and coffee! :)

    Aaron Cruz · July 29, 2014
  • Vonnie J.

    The BEST espresso I have had outside of Rome, Italy.

    Vonnie Jeffers · March 20, 2014
  • Kay M.

    Superb coffee, but no restrooms!

    Kay Mwatkins · January 8, 2014
  • Ashley M.

    Ritual rosters beans, so hip.

    Ashley Mowrey · December 27, 2013
  • Xuan Z.

    Coffee is amazing here.

    Xuan Zhao · November 13, 2013
  • Vedran R.

    Nothing beats Comet in A2!

    Vedran Radojcic · October 20, 2013
  • Catherine

    Tad bit pricey but the lattes and cappuccinos are worth it. Free flat or sparkling water are included in your order.

    Catherine · August 18, 2013
  • Jason T.

    Probably the best coffee shop I've ever been to. Folks were super nice and had a great assortment of the best roasted coffees from around the country!

    Jason Touleyrou · August 1, 2013
  • Louis V.

    This is the place to get coffee if you're a coffee elitist. Every cup is brewed to order, and the blends are exquisite.

    Louis Villafranca · July 23, 2013
  • Michael L.

    I go here every day and get a macchiato with sparkling water. Fast. Well-priced. I come, think, sip my coffee, then get back to work on my thesis. Great place!

    Michael Lang · May 24, 2013
  • Dennis

    Superb cappuccino. Great for computing...

    Dennis · April 22, 2013
  • Jamie S.

    Best coffee, try beehive style

    Jamie Schaub · March 25, 2013
  • Shion G.

    Very hipsterish place. Love the coffee. Hate the fact that they don't have coffee cup sleeves and instead you need to buy reusable ones.

    Shion Guha · March 18, 2013
  • Courtney

    almond croissant... amazing!

    Courtney · November 3, 2012
  • Nathan

    Just great coffee, what else can I say?

    Nathan · August 27, 2012
  • Kalei L.

    Friendly & knowledgeable staff. Great coffee & No coffee snobs.

    Kalei Lowes · August 26, 2012
  • Brian T.

    If you're getting more than one coffee, try the same blend using a different brewing method. The difference in taste and mouth feel is crazy.

    Brian Talpos · August 13, 2012
  • Neal

    Ann Arbor's closest thing to Ritual Coffee or Intelligentsia.

    Neal · August 6, 2012
  • Kristin M.

    Go for the syphon's worth it. And while you're at it, get yourself a chocolate crossiant.

    Kristin Martin · April 20, 2012
  • Ryan S.

    The wifi password is the phone number posted on the exit sign above the door

    Ryan Stenson · March 24, 2012
  • Satish

    Amazingly perfect every time cappuccinos! Compared to every single one I have had so far all over the country. Dig the location in the arcade too.

    Satish · February 4, 2012
  • Roger E.

    Good cappuccino, great atmosphere in Nickels Arcade

    Roger Ehrenberg · November 25, 2011
  • Ross Gourmet Club

    Great coffee and baked goods

    Ross Gourmet Club · November 22, 2011
  • Andrew I.

    Ask the baristias if you're not sure what to get. Amazing capacunios and espresso. If you want a serious dose of caffine the iced drip coffee is just the thing.

    Andrew Inman · September 2, 2011
  • Nick H.

    Surprisingly accepts AmEx.

    Nick Hoffman · July 13, 2011
  • Ghostly International

    Coffee, sourced for quality from some of the best roasters around the world, this place is where to go for a brillant cup of pour-over or cappuccino.

    Ghostly International · June 22, 2011
  • Brad B.

    They tend to get rare, special espresso blends once a week or so. Be sure not to miss them!

    Brad Bergeron · May 15, 2011
  • Nathan F.

    Hands down the best coffee in Ann Arbor (in Michigan? in the Midwest?). Instead of ordering an Americano, take a look at the awesome pour-over menu! Basically anything Comet makes is amazing.

    Nathan Francis · April 23, 2011
  • Food & Wine

    The creamy milk used for cappuccinos and lattes is from local Guernsey Farms Dairy.

    Food & Wine · April 21, 2011
  • Nate S.

    Best Cappuccino in Ann Arbor.

    Nate Stevens · February 3, 2011
  • Jeff J.

    If you're sitting, ask for a cortado. It's not on the menu.

    Jeff J · September 22, 2010
  • Phil A.

    Don't order the espresso. That is disgusting!

    Phil A. · July 15, 2010
  • Phil S.

    Best coffee in town

    Phil Saam · July 12, 2010
  • Jeremy N.

    Great espresso and great atmosphere.

    Jeremy Nolan · March 21, 2010
  • Paul S.

    they make a beautiful flat white

    Paul Schutt · January 29, 2010
  • Colleen N.

    There's not much space inside so we took our coffee to one of the tables in the arcade. Even on a chilly day, it was pretty pleasant. Sure, we had to leave our coats on but the coffee was pipin' hot.

    Colleen Newvine Tebeau · December 16, 2009

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