Narrow Way Cafe coffee shop opens Wednesday next to Kuzzo's


  • Narrow Way/Facebook
The Narrow Way Cafe coffee shop is readying for its soft opening on Wednesday on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion.

The shop, at 19331 Livernois Ave., will serve Zingerman's coffee and Avalon baked goods. Its freshly renovated, sharp interior - complete with hardwood floors, industrial lights, and exposed ductwork - includes a garage door that can swing open on nice days to provide an open air feel.

The black-owned cafe grew out of the Straight Gate Church at Livernois and Grand River where it opened its first location last year. The shop proved popular, motivating its owners, David and Jonathan Merritt to expand to serve the whole community instead of just the church.

They landed a $45,000 Motor City Match Grant to help pay for the project.

"Our members really loved the product and we think it's going to have the same reception when we're able to open up on a historic street like the Avenue of Fashion," David Merritt previously told Crain's.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.