204 S 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
I’m a huge fan of the bookstore/coffee shop combo. The pairing just breathes creativity and discovery. Literati provides a bright take on the idea with vibrant colors and sunlight giving the natural clutter of a book store a clean feel without sacrificing the personality the shelves bring. Overall, Literati makes for a pleasant stop any time your in Ann Arbor.
The coffee here was good in a not particularly memorable kind of way. As with many of the shops I visit, they do the basics well but go on to add some traditional, but uncommon items to the core menu (the One + One and the Picollo, both are simply espresso and milk in different proportions). I was fascinated by the mechanical dosing system they use for their EK43 (pictured below); it likely creates some variation in coffee dose size because it measures volumetrically but the average customer won’t notice.