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16 Nickels Arc, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2247
+1 734-222-0579
07:00 - 20:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny place, but larger than the stand up bancos i remember from italy. Their coffee is made to order and sometimes takes a bit of time, but it is worth the wait. I had a star anise latte which was smooth and tasty. There are the millenials and students, but what are you gonna do, this is Ann Arbor.

Thank Robin S
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Comet Coffee is a small shop down an alley off the main shopping district, but it is the best place for high-end coffee in Ann Arbor.

Thank BikeOdyssey
Management response:

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed finding us. More 

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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It is a small place so you might not have a place to sit but the coffee was really good and the pastry melted in my mouth. Staff was very nice and friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank Maryam S
Bonn, Germany
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have been two times to Comet. The first time I chose one of their pourovers which I really liked. The second time though I had an espresso which I did not like at all and did not even finish, as it was too sour, or acidic, for my taste. I first thought that maybe something was wrong with their... More 

Thank nautilus20
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

These are some solid baristas serving amazing pour-overs with a delicious assortment of baked goods.

Thank Lisa M
Lausanne, Switzerland
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207 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Don't always expect service with a smile, the staff can be frosty. But, the coffee really is very good.

Thank LausMac13
Oxford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

On my third attempt I managed to visit at a time when a seat was available to enjoy a coffee and read a book for a few minutes. There was a buzz to the place, lots of people obviously enjoying their coffee, and despite being very busy the baristas were friendly and took the time to make me feel welcome.... More 

Thank Tim G
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

I had a latte that was probably one of the best ever. The shop is located in Nichols arcade and is very small, without much seating room.

Thank mgoblue81
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

They have very good coffee and a nice looking interior (though small) that invites you to sit down and watch window shoppers in Nickels Arcade. Very nice people serving the coffee.

Thank Meret F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

While the inside seating is tight, there's plenty of room outside in the covered Arcade. We loved the coffee and chocolate croissants while people watching. No complaints - definitely recommended.

Thank Kris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Nickels Arc, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2247
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-222-0579

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?