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Books and Coffee

Totem Books 

Totem is an independent bookstore and more! We are cultural curators looking to build community one person at a time. Bury yourself in our books and vinyl records and plant the seeds of your potential. 

Comma Books 

Not your average bookstore, we specialize in BIPOC books, art, and products. Established in 2020, during the height of the pandemic. Egypt and partner Dorian, who are Flint natives, decided to open Comma Bookstore & Social Hub. We believe in empowering our community through literacy, programming and culture focused events that enrich and impact lives. 

Flint Public Library 

Our mission is to be Flint’s go-to place to learn for life. 

This mission helps to guide our service priorities, or the areas in which we focus. Some things are a given.  For example, we’ll always have books!  We’ll always be the place for local genealogy and history. But we invest most of our resources in the following three priorities.

  • Early Childhood Literacy: helping parents and caregivers prepare children to read, and exposing kids to STEM programming.

  • Digital Learning: filling the technology education gap by exposing students to aspects of computer science, and making technology accessible to the public.

  • Community Hub: we want to provide abundant and welcoming space where people can gather for learning, dialogue or entertainment. 

The Good Beans Cafe

Why should you visit the Good Beans Cafe? There’s no reason not to! Our wonderful blends of imported coffees will tempt your senses; our other drinks will satisfy any craving you have! Once you try our drinks, you’ll be hooked. There simply isn’t any other coffee house worth going to in Flint. The Good Beans Cafe has it all: flavor, freshness, innovation, life, style, community reinvestment, caring, and purpose — to make your visit totally enjoyable.

Coffee Beanery

Coffee Beanery opened its first stores in the United States in 1976, before the American public knew the term “specialty coffee.” In the years that have followed, Coffee Beanery continues to build its brand and franchise organization on the principles of time-tested and honored traditions and values. Exceptional coffee, a warm relaxing environment, and a corporate culture that embraces its franchisees with every opportunity to succeed and exemplify these values. Today, Coffee Beanery has over 100 locations throughout the U.S., 20 locations internationally, and is recognized as an industry leader for its unique family business approach, corporate culture and commitment to quality.

Dorthys House of Coffee

We offer a quiet place of reflection, study, meeting, and good coffee and crepes. We believe in the work of our patroness Dorothy Day in reaching out to the poor and the marginalized in society. Dorothy’s House of Coffee seeks to do that in our local community.

Pennys Cafe

Penny’s Cafe is excited to bring high quality espresso and coffee to the Flint Farmers' Market. The cafe also specializes in naturally gluten free bundt cakes and biscotti made with quality oat and almond flours. The also carry many vegan syrups and milks.

Flint Crepe Company

Our Crepes are made from scratch using ingredients purchased in season from local producers operating within organic and sustainable principles. Our coffee is roasted by us and grown in Costa Rica at Cafe Rivense del Chirripo. Our menu is versatile and can be customized according to diet. Equipped with vegan, gluten free, dairy free, meat lover options and more!

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