‘Cats Coffee Corner: The comfy, cozy Crib

Denali Drake

Wooden fish decorate the exterior of The Crib, a one-stop-shop for conveniently priced coffee, canned beer and the occasional snack. The small ceramic mugs filled with rich drip coffee can be yours for only $2.50, a great price for those long study days that require a constant refill. 

Large wooden tables, fireplace features and snug couches make this house-turned-coffee shop an ideal group study location. Often local musicians set up shop, performing acoustic jams for the audience. This coffee house is relatively new to Marquette, making its debut back in December 2018, it offers a quirky alternative to the surrounding coffee shops. 

Uniquely, they offer a no-frills, no-nonsense approach to their liquid energy, and quite honestly I respect that. Seasoned coffee drinkers who are not here for the mocha-frappe nonsense will find the simplicity of adequately priced pour-over brew to be refreshing. This shop fills up fast, which can be difficult for groups and singles alike, getting here early is a must, and finding electric outlets can be a challenge as well. There is something about the cozy almost co-op feel of The Crib that draws such a novel crowd. The views from the second floor are some to be rivaled with, especially with fall approaching. Large meeting rooms are available to reserve offering a quiet space to study or complain about your upcoming exam. It almost feels like you’re inviting your friends over to your house to study, but your siblings aren’t there to bug the crew and you can order a beer.

So, grab your friends, Tinder dates or wild roommates and head to The Crib on 401 N. Third St. to study, jam or quite frankly just to hang.