Finest Products

     The Sparrows has placed great effort into finding and serving the best coffee and tea available. We were the first shop to serve MadCap Coffee, and now, we continually feature three-month guest roasters including Four Barrel, Counter Culture, Anthology, and Heart Roasters.

     Our tea is carefully selected from our Michigan partners. Arbor Teas and Great Lakes Tea Company offer us a wide variety of teas including black, oolong, green, white, herbal, and red teas. Our pastry selection is local and fresh everyday, featuring GR Bagel, Field & Fire Bakery, Wednesday Evening Cookies, and Sweet Batches.


Tools for Creation

     Your trip to The Sparrows could vary from completing your homework, finishing a major work project, hosting a meeting, sketching your latest, or beginning your first novel. It is our goal to provide you with the proper resources to allow your brilliance to shine.

     Each day we sell daily newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Grand Rapids Press, while also carrying monthly and quarterly periodicals like Dwell, Good, Kinfolk, and Mental Floss. With all of this input, you are guaranteed to find another brilliant idea at the bottom of your next cup of coffee.


Unique Space

     Located in a historic hardware store originally built in the early 1900s, The Sparrows always tries to maintain its roots. But for the past eight years, we've been serving our loyal customers on one of the quickest growing streets in all of Grand Rapids.

     The Sparrows provides plenty of space to study, schedule business meetings, catch up with old friends, or propose to your loved one in our armchairs by the front windows (yeah, it happened...) After all, as one of our customers once told us, "The Sparrows makes me feel like I'm cuddling up on a rainy day in my favorite cafe in Paris to read my favorite book."