Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea has four locations: at the corner of Washington and Ashley, downtown;  Kerrytown; E Liberty St, where Borders used to be; inside the Westgate Branch Library; on Plymouth Road near Green Road; and in Ypsilanti on West Cross St.

Things you might want to do in a Sweetwaters

  • Sit back and relax.
  • Order some coffee (their coffee is great and comparatively cheap)
  • Do not buy overpriced candy (You can usually get the same stuff for cheaper across the street or in the same building)
  • Eat some baked goods (they're good, but a tad overpriced)
  • Order a specialty drink (especially the Ginger Lemon tea)
  • Use the wireless internet connection

Ways to know that you are in a Sweetwaters

  • You are in a building
  • Classical music or light Jazz is playing
  • Someone is selling coffee
  • The menu says "Sweetwaters"
  • You're surrounded by grad students renting a table for four hours by buying one medium latte.
  • There is a fairy door nearby.

The gist of things

Price of coffee: $1.50 (plus tax)
Quality of coffee: Great

Price range for baked goods: $2.00 - $3.75 (plus tax)
Quality of baked good: OK - Very Good

Price range for specialty drinks: $2.00 - $4.00 (plus tax)
Quality range for specialty drinks: Great - Amazing