The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is a world unto it's own. Restaurants, shops, breweries, art, farmer's market on Saturday morning, not to mention the wonderful tours of what was formerly an asylum. Outside of the main buildings you will find more eclectic places to eat, drink and explore. Hiking trails around the area are also great.

Sarah O.

Such a very special place to visit. It will not disappoint. Many things to experience. Plan on a full afternoon and at least one meal(i rec. Stella). Don't miss the Bakery across from the Mercato! Get a map before you go so you don't miss ONE thing at this exciting "newer" location in the TC area.

Julia E.
Cuppa Joe

A unique coffeehouse and cafe.  Roaster Jack Coffee Company roasted daily on site, Light of Day Organics Tea and a creative locally sourced menu featuring fresh baked goods, wraps, salads, frozen coffees and more!

Monday-Saturday 7am-5pm

Sunday 8am-3pm

231-947-7730
1200 W 11th St, Suite 101
Earthen Ales Taproom & Brewery

What happens when two brewers fall in love?  You make enough beer to open a brewery!  Andrew & Jamie like to brew beer that reminds them of places they’ve lived, visited and friends made along the way.  Stop in for a visit and delicious brew!

Monday 2pm-10pm

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday - Friday 2pm-10pm

Saturday 12pm-10pm

Sunday 12pm-9pm

231-252-4270
1371 Gray Drive, Suite 200 (Under the Water Tower)
Higher Grounds Trading Company

Small-batch coffee roastery and coffee bar, featuring fair-trade, organic, fresh-roasted coffee from around the world, plus local music, art and edibles.

Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

231-922-9009
806 Red Drive, Suite 150
Left Foot Charley Winery

Left Foot Charley is a winery like no other. In lieu of the single estate model, LFC is a collection of grape and apple growers located throughout Northern Michigan dedicated to growing fruit for our wine and cider. Located in the urban setting of the former Traverse City State Hospital campus known as The Village, LFC creates an array of balanced white wine, red wine, and hard cider. Every bottle tells the story of the farm, the vintage and the winemaker's dream of sharing it all with you.

Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm

Sunday 12pm-6pm

231-995-0500
806 Red Drive, Suite 100
Pepenero/Ballaro Wine Lounge

Pepenero is a one-of-a-kind restaurant bringing a southern Italian accent to the Grand Traverse dining scene. We are all about fresh, well-chosen ingredients, with which we make from scratch simply delicious Mediterranean food.

Ballaró reinterprets the delightful Italian custom of antipasto- small plate dishes designed for sharing - or eat alone with a drink, or two, or more.

Monday-Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm

Sunday 12pm-9pm

231-929-1960
700 Cottageview Drive, Suite 100
Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery

Northern Michigan’s ONLY Wood Fired Brick Oven Bakery offering hearth baked artisan breads made exclusively with organic flours and grains. One-of-a-kind cookies, unique sweets and all organic apple pies. Located in the Hearth of the Village! 

Monday & Tuesday 8am-6pm

Wednesday-Sunday 8am-9pm

231-941-1964
811 Cottageview Drive
Red Spire Brunch House

Red Spire is an exciting new eatery in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons offering traditional and unique breakfast and lunch options.

Monday-Friday 7am-4pm

Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm

231-252-4648
800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 30
Spanglish

Spanglish Cafe & Catering  evolved from our love to cook and work together. Our bright and flavorful food has evolved over ten years. Our Tamales contain no hydrogenated lard, shortenings or trans fats. Traditional Mexican Food is our starting point but we will bend the rules to make a recipe better. We love to mix in American ingredients and cooking techniques. We really love what we do and it shows!

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm


231-943-1453
1333 Yellow Drive
S2S Sugar 2 Salt


The best breakfast and service that the Northwest Michigan region has to offer, locally sourced, seasonally driven, passionate about what they do.

Monday-Tuesday Closed

Wednesday-Saturday 7:00am-12:00pm

Sunday 7:00am-1:00pm

231-409-8382
1371 Gray Drive, Suite 300
Trattoria Stella

A neighborhood restaurant and bar with strong roots in fine traditional food, wine and service. The team of professionals that has come together over this restaurant is committed to delivering you a unique experience on every visit, no matter how many times we see you. More importantly, while each experience will be unique, you will always feel at home.

Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9pm

Friday & Saturday 11:30am-10pm

Sunday 5pm-9pm

231-929-8989
830 Cottageview Drive, Suite G-01
The Underground Cheesecake Company

Michigan Farm Market & The Underground Cheesecake Company have joined forces in the Mercato of the Village at The Grand Traverse Commons. Here you will find all the same goodies now combined into one store. Michigan Farm Market features Michigan-made preserves, honey, featuring Palazzolo’s Artisan Gelato & Sorbetto, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, signature trail mixes, truffles and more. The Underground Cheesecake Company tempts your taste-buds with silky, sensuous cheesecakes and brownies. You can also stop in and grab a bowl of soup, delicious sandwich or a refreshing salad! 


 Spring Hours 

Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm 

Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm 

Sunday 12pm-4pm 


 Summer Hours (Starting Memorial Day Weekend) 

Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm 

Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm 

Sunday 11am-4pm

231-929-4418
800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 10