MGM Grand Detroit Replaces Starbucks with Local Coffee, Baked Goods Café


Downtown Detroit’s MGM Grand Detroit has replaced its Starbucks Coffee shop with Roasted Bean – Detroit, a café serving coffee from local roasters and fresh baked goods, set to open Saturday.

“We look forward to providing our guests a new experience complete with locally roasted coffee, regional favorites, and fresh baked items created by our pastry team,” says Steve Zanella, president and COO at MGM Grand Detroit.

Zanella says the coffee and espresso served at Roasted Bean is a proprietary blend developed by the culinary team at MGM Grand Detroit and Royal Oak-based Crazy Fresh Coffee. The blends will be roasted fresh daily.

“Coffee roasting in Detroit has been in my family for generations, so we jumped at the chance to be a part of this locally-sourced venture,” says James Spear, president and CEO of Crazy Fresh Coffee. “Together with the MGM Grand Detroit team, we taste tested over 15 varietals to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind blends for Roasted Bean.”

Zanella says the baked goods will be created by MGM Grand Detroit’s pastry team, led by Orlando Santos, a former contestant on Top Chef: Just Desserts. Roasted Bean will also offer products from the Detroit Institute of Bagels, Faygo, Better Made, the Detroit Popcorn Company, and Northville-based Guernsey Dairy.

The café’s interior, designed by Detroit-based Sachse Construction, is inspired by its sister cafes at the Mirage in Las Vegas and at the Beau Rivage in Mississippi, and adds a Detroit influence.

MGM Grand Detroit offers 400 guest rooms, two restaurants by Chef Wolfgang Puck, the sports bar Tap, a spa, and 30,000 square feet of meeting space.  â€‹