In the Mt. Pleasant area, we welcome the season of late dawns and chilled breath by cozying up with our favorite foods. Keep reading to find out central Michigan’s best spots to melt over during the colder months.


Relax and get cozy at The Cabin, made to look like a cabin in the woods! Offering trivia, karaoke and live music paired with pizza and Cabin Stix, The Cabin is a great college hang out for all ages!

While in the west side of town, check out this full-service American Smokehouse-BBQ and tap room housed with Mountain Town Brewing Co. Be sure to grab a seat by their outdoor fire pit while you’re there.

Enjoy a plate of edamame with a roll or two of sushi at Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge. Ask for a seat by their floor to ceiling windows to watch the snowfall for a winter’s dream dining experience.

Warm up this winter by having one of the daily soup specials at Cheers Neighborhood Grill & Bar or other restaurants in the Mt. Pleasant area. To find the best soups in the area, click here.


Sip on a peppermint hot chocolate or a gingerbread latte at the fire pits on Ponder’s front patio in downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Sled over to Creation Coffee on Pickard Road for an orange cardamom latte, a spiced sugar plum latte, or any of their other winter drinks.

Strolling downtown? Stop at Pleasant City Coffee for a Crepe Suzette and seasonal latte in the morning, or at night for a Michigan made beer or wine. Don’t forget to try their newest menu item, a charcuterie board featuring local meat from Pohl Bison LLC.

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Header image credit: Ponder Coffee Co

Image credits: Ponder Coffee Co, Pleasant City Coffee, Max & Emily’s Eatery, Creation Coffee, Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge, Summit Smokehouse, & The Cabin.