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!

Open 7 days a week 8am-3pm 
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!

Taproom Hours

Sunday & Monday, 1-8pm
Tuesday - Saturday,  1-9pm


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.

8am-3pm Every Day

(Holidays may affect daily hours)

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.

Tasting Room & Patio  Hours
Sunday 12pm-6pm
Monday 12pm-6pm
Tues-Sat 12pm-7pm

806 Red Drive, Suite 100
The Barrel Room

Over sixty years after the last fruits were taken from the root cellar, Left Foot Charley began using one of these buildings for its original intention - aging and storing locally grown crops. Here, in this naturally climate-controlled building, we are aging our barreled wines for up to three years and offering one of a kind tasting experiences. 

Monday 4pm-9pm
Friday & Saturday 2pm-8pm


1400 Yellow Drive

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.

Tues-Thu 4:30pm-9pm
Fri & Sat 4:30pm-10pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

700 Cottageview Drive, Suite 100
Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery

Northern Michigan’s first Artisan Bakery, Pleasanton has been a leader in the local food movement for over 20 years. Using time honored techniques and an incredible wood-fired brick oven, Pleasanton Bakery creates breads that are unlike any other available.

Call ahead for hours.

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 8am-3pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm
Closed Tuesdays

800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 30

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 11am-6pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

1333 Yellow Drive
S2S Sugar 2 Salt

The best breakfast and service that the Northwest Michigan region has to offer.  Our menu is seasonally driven and as local as possible.  Breakfast sets the tone for your whole day, so why not start out with something great?

Thursday-Tuesday  9am-2pm

Closed Wednesday,  call for pre-orders.

1371 Gray Drive, Suite 300
Trattoria Stella

Since opening in 2004, Executive Chef Myles Anton, 5-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, has led the kitchen focused on sustainable ingredients sourced locally when possible and house-made pastas, fresh cheeses, charcuterie, breads and desserts.  Trattoria Stella is designated as one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine thanks to nearly eighteen years of committing to the education of a loyal service staff and an innovative selection of wine from all over the Italian peninsula plus the best of the best from the local ones: Old Mission and Leelanau. The effort put into the beverage selection and delivery matches the quality of the culinary offerings making Trattoria Stella an unparalleled destination for dining in Traverse City, Michigan. 

*USA Today 2017 | Most Romantic Restaurant in Michigan

* 2018 | Best Italian Restaurant in Michigan 

*Open Table 2018 | Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

*Traverse Magazine 2019 | Best Northern Michigan Restaurant

Wednesday-Monday, 5pm-9pm

Stella To-Go, 5pm-8pm

Closed Tuesday

830 Cottageview Drive, Suite G-01

Discover OBrien Vineyards - a micro wine producer located on the Old Mission Peninsula.   We farm our grapes sustainably to produce an array of fine sparkling and dry table wines.  Visit our tasting room, originally a root cellar, crafted of hand-hewn stone and brick in 1891.

Wed - Sat, 1 pm - 6 pm.  Or by Appointment, call or text 231-590-3478.


1380 Yellow Drive