|444 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504|
Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Cash, credit cards|
The cafe features a full espresso bar and pastries from deBoer Bakery in Holland and artisan chocolates from Confections with Convictions in Kalamazoo. It also serves brewed coffees (pour-overs, chemex, french press), hot chocolate, chai tea latte, great teas & cold drinks, cakes, muffins, apple pie, pastries; soups and sandwiches.
Story Cafe has a variety of seating options from a large table that seats 10 to cushiony chairs in the entrance.
Free WiFi in the building. Closed on Mondays.
Story Cafe had its soft opening on December 1, 2012 and it grand opening on February 16, 2013. It is owned and operated by Billy and Marcia Angel. Billy is originally from the Netherlands, Billy is a storyteller, singer, musician and script writer, and has performed for the Queen of Holland. Marcia is an occupational therapist with roots in Michigan, and returned after 35 years to open the coffee shop. The couple met in the U.K.
The couple envisions the cafe as a meeting place for the community to tell and hear stories through a variety of art forms including storytelling, song, writing, and the couple's passion--Playback Theatre, and improvisational form of theatre, where a conductor invites the audience to tell true stories that the actors and a musician then play back.
Schedule of Cafe Evening Events, 7-9pm