Best Of 2015

Best Indie Coffeehouse in Oakland County: Red Hook

220 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-398-8018; theredhookdetroit.com

At this small but friendly shop, the tables are always packed with bleary students, buzzing yoga moms, and gesticulating entrepreneurs. The staff does miracles with Stumptown's "Hair Bender" blend, notably in lattes, flat whites, and cappuccinos. The real star attraction is the combined business Pinwheel Bakery, which offers deliciousness in all shapes from a giant fig bar to bite-sized cookies.

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