Coffee Shop Review- The Sparrows Coffee, Tea & Newsstand | Grand Rapids, MI

While I was hanging around Grand Rapids I was inspired to write a few blogs about some local coffee shops and share my review of them. I had so much fun doing this research and spending time in all of the different cafés . In these blogs I’ll share with you:

  • Why I would go to each coffee shop
  • The pros and cons of the cafes
  • How Instagramable they are! 

The Sparrows Coffee and Tea Newsstand

I happened upon The Sparrows Café during one of my trips to Grand Rapids this summer and I absolutely fell in love with it. 

How would I define it?

It’s a classy, hipster, chill zone with a wide variety of eclectic flavors.

As I drove down Wealthy Street this cute corner house stood out from the crowd and no lies, that is literally how I found it! The coffee shop was established in 2007, but the building has been around since the 50’s. With creaking floors, walls, doors, a record player with 50’s classics ringing softly in the background, and a variety of seating options, this café immediately gave me a homey vibe. 

When would I go to The SparrowsCafé ? 

I would head to The Sparrows Café to study, to chill after dinner, or on a nice date. The space is fairly small and it can get quite echoey in the cafe. So, I wouldn’t really want to get too loud or the entire coffee shop would hear my whole conversation. 

How Instagramable is it?

I give it a 10 out of 10.

Why? Well, I love the variety offered at The Sparrows Café for pictures. There are plush chairs, hanging lights, big windows as well as wood paneled walls and cute potted plants. Basically there are a lot of options that are spread throughout the café. 


Low to Moderate


FREE Parking. They are open till 10pm. There are plenty of outlets spread around the cafe and a variety of seating options. ALSO, some crazy delicious coffee and tea!


Limited outdoor seating. It’s an echoey atmosphere so you may hear your neighbor’s conversation.

Shout out to my barista Michael for making my beautifully delicious latte. You better believe I will be back! 

Have you ever been to The Sparrows Café? How did you like it?

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