The Espresso Royale on State Street.

Espresso Royale closed chain-wide in 2020, citing a complete drop-off in business due to the coronavirus.

Former employees plan to reopen a coffee roastery as M36 Coffee Roasters in Whitmore Lake.

How it was

Coffee, pastries, bagels. The State Street location was the first coffee shop as we now know it to open in Ann Arbor.

Ten punches gets you a free drink. Latte Day is Wednesday ($2.25), and there are other drink specials.


Free wifi at all locations.

Main Street used to have three Macintosh computers, but those are gone now.


In the news

Espresso Royale Will Not Reopen: A coffeehouse pioneer passes. Micheline Maynard for the Ann Arbor Observer, July 2020.