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Downtown Ypsilanti's neighborhood coffee shop and laptop computer mecca, now closed.

Phone: (734) 544-5080
Address: 217 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI
Handicap access:
Owner: Peter Rinehart

Bombadill's is closed.

What it was like

Coffee, sandwiches, and free wifi in downtown Ypsi next to the Ypsilanti District Library. Bombadill's opened in 2004, and has become an anchor of Michigan Avenue. The cafe has installations by local artists and occasional acoustic music, and serves as a meeting place for neighborhood associations and other Ypsi groups.

Bombadill's is additionally an excellent cafe for those who are particular about their food - the coffee is organic and fair trade, and most of the pastries and sandwich ingredients come from local businesses, such as Terry Bakery, the Ypsilanti Food Co-op, and the River Street Bakery.

Peter cooks up a variety of soups, from jalepeno gazpacho to lobster bisque. Try the grilled cheese and tomato soup lunch special - available every day, regardless of what the stated lunch special is. Employees make cheesecakes (including dairy-free versions), baked goods, and other desserts.

Peter Rinehart, the owner of Bombadill's, chairs the Ypsilanti DDA Board and is part of the Downtown Association of Ypsilanti.

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