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Watching a Detroit Neighborhood Coffee Shop Fill Up.

On this early Saturday morning I started hanging out in Astro Coffee in Detroit right after it opened its doors. Quite empty.

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

Barely a few minutes later all the seats were taken and there was a line out the door at this Corktown neighborhood hot spot. So great to see’

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

The latte was enjoying the morning at the counter…

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan, latte

…and on a stool waiting for what’s about to happen.

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan, latte

What’s about to happen is lots of people enjoying the neighborhood,  conversation, atmosphere, treats and service that Astro Coffee provides. Oh yeah and delicious, hand-crafted lattes and other coffee drinks.

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan, latte

Checkout #ElCafeDe2013 Coffee tip of the week: Choose Your Clothes Wisely for more of the great times I’ve had at Astro Coffee. Back to the latte drinking and people watching!

#ElCafeDe2013 Coffee tip of the week: Choose Your Clothes Wisely…

It was a Saturday morning in Detroit and I decided to go out for a coffee. I put my G Adventures shirt on that I got at the TBEX travel conference and got in the car not knowing where I was going.

While driving I decided on Astro Coffee as I had not been there yet in this year of coffee. This was stop #77.

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

Once in the popular Corktown neighborhood establishment I ordered a Flat White. While waiting I captured some of the scene inside. Lots of pour over action and coffee cups just waiting to be drank out of.

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

You’ll find unique and cool seating throughout.

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

The baristas were very personal and took their time to make a great individualized coffee. Perfect!

Flat White coffee, Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

Flat White coffee, Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

At that time a group of people came in and starting taking photos while ordering like me. I didn’t think anything of it until they started looking my way. Reading TBEX off one of my sleeves they came up to me and asked if I had attended the conference in Toronto. I said yes and that I was a travel blogger.

It turns out they were four travelers from Toronto in town for the weekend exploring Detroit. They invited me to sit with them, so we hung out and talked for a bit before they went onto more exploration in the D.

I’d like to think that I picked out the G Adventures shirt on purpose. ๐Ÿ™‚ I did learn something today.

Tip #21: Choose your clothes wisely…

…when heading out for a cup of coffee. In all seriousness any shirt would have done, but because of what I put on I had the chance to meet and hangout with four fellow travelers for a while. Maybe there is something to that tip! Putting a cool travel company shirt on is a good idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

Me and the G Adventures shirt taken by Alicia of My Life Untethered.

Me at Astro Coffee, Corktown, Detroit

Checkout the photos and exploits of the other Toronto explorers I met Emily, Neil and Adam. Great times!