Planetary Coffee

Planetary Coffee Specialty coffee shop located in Elk Rapids, Michigan.

Planetary Coffee is a mobile coffee shop serving Traverse City and the surrounding area of North-West lower Michigan. We serve the world’s finest coffees from our good friends at Halfwit Coffee Roasters, as well as handpicked seasonal selections from a rotating cast of excellent roasters. Follow / like / share us on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter @planetarycoffee for the latest updates on our location and hours. FInd our upcoming schedule by visiting www.planetarycoffee.com. Planetary Coffee is a dream realized together by husband and wife team Erik Harms and Emily Wilensky. Originally from Illinois and Michigan respectively, the two met in Chicago and after meandering up to Minneapolis for three years, the newlyweds decided to journey back to Emily’s homeland. Emily spent summers up in the Grand Traverse region, and had always romanticized a life lived up in the north woods of her home state. It has long been our dream to create our own vision of what the specialty coffee industry could look like in northern Michigan. We love the outdoors and live in a beautiful region, where people flock to enjoy the stunning views and warm hospitality. We want our mobile coffee service to reflect all of the region’s many attributes, and bring integrity and quality to every beverage we serve along the way.

Payment Options:   Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa

Price Range: $$

Culinary Team: Emily Wilensky, Erik Harms

Gorgeous days call for off-menu vanilla mint matcha lattes. Crafted with fresh mint from @providenceorganicfarm 💚🤙😋#gety...
06/26/2019

Gorgeous days call for off-menu vanilla mint matcha lattes. Crafted with fresh mint from @providenceorganicfarm
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#getyousome #offmenu #matcha #matchalatte #matchamagic #summerdranks #icedmatcha #freshmint #refreshing #stellar #cosmic #forthoseabouttowake #elkrapids #elkrapidsmi #ermi #nomi #upnorth #puremichigan

Cheers to another gorgeous sunny day in Elk Rapids! Stop by for a sit at our picinic table or grab a drink to keep you c...
06/22/2019

Cheers to another gorgeous sunny day in Elk Rapids! Stop by for a sit at our picinic table or grab a drink to keep you company on whatever adventures await you☕️🌞🌻🚲🏌🏼‍♂️🤸🏾‍♀️🛹
#elkrapids #elkrapidsmi #ermi #nomi #upnorth #morningritual #saturday #cappuccino #coffee #specialtycoffee #craftcoffee #artisancoffee #cosmic #outtathisworld #planetary #forthoseabouttowake #puremichigan #planetary #planetearth #coffeenauts

Up your cosmic candle game with a Galactic Gummy Bear soy candle from @inthestarscandles 🏹 Now available at the shop!......
06/20/2019

Up your cosmic candle game with a Galactic Gummy Bear soy candle from @inthestarscandles 🏹 Now available at the shop!
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#cortado #candle #scentedcandle #soycandles #galactic #gummybears #coffeeshop #coffee #specialtycoffee #elkrapids #michigan

#morninglight #morningritual #morningmagic #puremichigan #elkrapidsmi #upnorth #nomi#coffehouse #coffeehaus #coffeeshop ...
06/11/2019

#morninglight #morningritual #morningmagic #puremichigan #elkrapidsmi #upnorth #nomi
#coffehouse #coffeehaus #coffeeshop #thirdspace #space #spacey #planetary #cosmic #stellar #forthoseabouttowake

Today is the absolute most perfect day for our seasonal signature drink the Lakeside Iced Tea! Stop in and enjoy a hang ...
06/07/2019

Today is the absolute most perfect day for our seasonal signature drink the Lakeside Iced Tea! Stop in and enjoy a hang on the porch while helping raise money with @pourformore to support the Northwoods Animal Coalition!🌞🐕😋

#seasonal#sigdrink #lakeside #coffee #tea #icedtea #coffeeshop #coffeehouse #coffeetruck #morningritual #puremichigan #ermi #elkrapids #elkrapidsmi #upnorth #nomi #cosmic #outtathisworld #planetary #pourformore #forthoseabouttowake @ Elk Rapids, Michigan

Feeling those good Colombia La Cueva vibes this morning...wishing all you Coffeenauts a very stellar Friday#blastoff #co...
05/31/2019

Feeling those good Colombia La Cueva vibes this morning...wishing all you Coffeenauts a very stellar Friday

#blastoff #coffeenauts #singleorigin
#morningritual #colombialacueva
#elkrapidsmi #elkrapids #ermi #nomi #upnorth #puremichigan #vibes #cosmic #outtathisworld #farout #tgif #fresh #coffee #coffeeshop #coffeehouse #coffeehaus #forthoseabouttowake

Attention Coffeenauts we updated our hours slightly starting this week. Now closing at 4pm Tues - Sat.
05/28/2019

Attention Coffeenauts we updated our hours slightly starting this week. Now closing at 4pm Tues - Sat.

Friendly reminder that we will be closed this Memorial Day Weekend. Have a great weekend!!...#elkrapids #michigan #plane...
05/24/2019

Friendly reminder that we will be closed this Memorial Day Weekend. Have a great weekend!!
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#elkrapids #michigan #planetarycoffee #memorialdayweekend

05/22/2019

UPDATE: Planetary Coffee will be CLOSED Memorial Day weekend (Sat 5/25, Sun 5/26 & Mon 5/27). We'll be back to biz Tues 5/28.

Apologies for any inconveniences. Have a great weekend!

New mugs are in!! Featuring stellar “space elk” artwork by the incomparable @jennimanian....#elkrapids #elk #mug #space ...
05/17/2019

New mugs are in!! Featuring stellar “space elk” artwork by the incomparable @jennimanian
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#elkrapids #elk #mug #space #saturn #michigan #planetarycoffee #branding #merch #drinkup #forthoseabouttowake #coffeenaut #gift

We are open our normal Sunday hours today from 9 to 3 today and would love to invite you and your mom for a stellar coff...
05/12/2019

We are open our normal Sunday hours today from 9 to 3 today and would love to invite you and your mom for a stellar coffee date on this beautiful day☕️🍩💕🌸🌈☀️

We got a visit from #FlatStanley the other day. Flat Stanley meandered his way all the way up from Chicago to pay us a v...
05/10/2019

We got a visit from #FlatStanley the other day. Flat Stanley meandered his way all the way up from Chicago to pay us a visit at Planetary Coffee! What a fun activity to be a part of, do you know any 2nd graders who have taken part in this project? Thanks to Carol for letting us join in on the fun with her and her grandson!

We are pleased as punch to co-host today’s coffee and conversation event with the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Cente...
04/25/2019

We are pleased as punch to co-host today’s coffee and conversation event with the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center. For the occasion we are featuring a new seasonal beverage called the Lakeside Iced Tea. One dollar from the sale of this drink raises funds for this stellar organization! Stop in from 8:30 - 11:00 to learn more about the important work this organization does in our community

Wishing everyone a joyful and peaceful Easter Sunday 🌷🐇🐣
04/21/2019

Wishing everyone a joyful and peaceful Easter Sunday 🌷🐇🐣

04/18/2019

It’s official! Thanks to everyone who came out for our ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. We are over the moon excited to be part of this awesome community! Thanks to the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce for your support 💙🦌😊☕️✨ special thanks to our dear friend @goldwaterknits for catching this moment!

#ER #elkrapidsisforcoffeelovers #ermi #elkrapids #elkrapidsmi #nomi #upnorth #puremichigan #ribboncutting #community #celebration #giantscissors #cuttinup #coffee #specialtycoffee #planetary #stellar #cosmic #forthoseabouttowake

This is Erik. He is the person responsible for this darlin’ star wall. He made a stencil and meticulously went to town. ...
04/13/2019

This is Erik. He is the person responsible for this darlin’ star wall. He made a stencil and meticulously went to town. Also, that beautiful wood bar you see in the background, he built that too! He’s rocking the espresso bar this morning so swing by and let him make you something stellar 🤩✨🎵🌟💫🎶
#coffeebabes #barista #boss #coffeebar #espressobar #coffeeshop #diy #apiaries #apiariesmusic #elkrapids #elkrapidsmi #ermi #elkrapidsisforcoffeelovers #forthoseabouttowake #stellar

Want to join the Planetary team? We are looking for an experienced barista or folks with an interest in a career in spec...
04/11/2019

Want to join the Planetary team?

We are looking for an experienced barista or folks with an interest in a career in specialty coffee.

Please submit an introduction & resume to [email protected] or swing by our shop at 135 Ames St in Elk Rapids.

We got that house made ginger syrup kicking again! Sweet and spicy this syrup is super cozy up with espresso and steamed...
04/04/2019

We got that house made ginger syrup kicking again! Sweet and spicy this syrup is super cozy up with espresso and steamed milk aka. The Ginger Bear 🐻😋🧡

#ginger #syrup #fresh #latte #tasty #housemade #gingerbear #latte #latteart #elkrapidsmi #ermi #coffee #coffeeshop #northernmichigan #nomi #michi #planetary #lakeside #eastside #woke #cosmic #forthoseabouttowake #yum

Gentle reminder from mission control: we are closing up shop for a couple of days to catch our breaths after a wild firs...
04/04/2019

Gentle reminder from mission control: we are closing up shop for a couple of days to catch our breaths after a wild first few weeks in our new digs. We apologize in advance for any disappointment or caffeine-related emergencies that may result. Dear Coffeenauts, please take heed and adjust your coffee adventure plans accordingly 😥☕️👩‍🚀🦔😘

This is no joke, folks...we have been having such a blast at our new Elk Rapids location! It's hard to believe it's alre...
04/01/2019

This is no joke, folks...we have been having such a blast at our new Elk Rapids location! It's hard to believe it's already been over a moonth since we did our quiet open, and the support we have recieved has been incredible and super humbling. Thanks to everyone who has helped make our vision such a joyful reality so far

We had such a blast talking with Charlie on the latest "Inside the Kitchen" segment which aired on 9&10 News yesterday e...
03/20/2019
Inside the Kitchen: Planetary Coffee in Elk Rapids - 9 & 10 News

We had such a blast talking with Charlie on the latest "Inside the Kitchen" segment which aired on 9&10 News yesterday evening. Thanks for the opportunity to share our story and to dive into our passion for quality and craft in every drink we make here at Planetary Coffee:)

It’s a place that’s undergone considerable changes over the last few years! Planetary Coffee, now firmly rooted in Elk Rapids, began life as a food truck orbiting Traverse City. Now fully a brick and mortar operation, you’ll find the same level of quality to which you’re accustomed if you’...

feeling the majestic power combo of this phenomenal coffee paired with glorious sunshine. Feeling so grateful to have th...
03/12/2019

feeling the majestic power combo of this phenomenal coffee paired with glorious sunshine. Feeling so grateful to have the opportunity to share some really stellar single origin coffee from HalfWit Coffee Roasters with our lovely new neighbors/friends in Elk Rapids

It’s official, we have a real sign!!...#coffee #coffeeshop #cafe #elkrapids #michigan #new #upnorth #specialtycoffee #si...
03/03/2019

It’s official, we have a real sign!!
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#coffee #coffeeshop #cafe #elkrapids #michigan #new #upnorth #specialtycoffee #sign #signofthetimes #signoff #signup

First photo of us in the newly finished space!
02/24/2019

First photo of us in the newly finished space!

We are thrilled to announce that we have passed our pre-open inspection with the health department and  plan to have a v...
02/24/2019

We are thrilled to announce that we have passed our pre-open inspection with the health department and plan to have a very low-key soft open at our new location on Tuesday February 26!

Join us at 135 Ames Street in Elk Rapids from 8:08 a.m until 4:00pm. We'll be serving up our beloved HalfWit Coffee Roasters, as well as a few choice offerings from our new friends, and featured guest roaster, Populace Coffee, as well as some delectable gluten-free pastries from Third Coast Bakery:) It's been a lot of work, and we are so grateful to everyone who has shown support and helped to bring our vision to fruition.

A magical seat awaits you in the not too recent future... ✨🌈🍉💖🌝🌎💫☕️🚀#bae #baewindow #windowseat #cute #soon #coffeedate ...
02/07/2019

A magical seat awaits you in the not too recent future... ✨🌈🍉💖🌝🌎💫☕️🚀
#bae #baewindow #windowseat #cute #soon #coffeedate #dreamy #planetaryalignments #planetary #specialtycoffee #elkrapidsmi #elkrapidsisforcoffelovers #planetarymotion #ermi #nomi #upnorth #puremichigan #forthoseabouttowake

Wishing a most bodacious new year to all our friends and fellow planetary travelers. The passage from one year to the ne...
01/03/2019
The Speed of Light

Wishing a most bodacious new year to all our friends and fellow planetary travelers. The passage from one year to the next has gotten us feeling vibes that only poetry can express. So, for Planetary Coffee's most recent blog post, it felt appropriate to share a little something from the heart as we begin this next journey around the sun

For many years of my life I have written poetry. I was never all that serious about it, but I did have the opportunity to publish some work in a few midwestern literary journals in my mid-late 20&#…

New blog post up on the site! Plus, exciting news, because we are getting the keys to finally start moving into our new ...
12/05/2018
Third Places: A Meditation on Coffee Culture and the way Spaces Shape us

New blog post up on the site! Plus, exciting news, because we are getting the keys to finally start moving into our new spot today! Hoooray🌞✨☃

A few years ago while working at an independent coffee shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I first came across the concept of third places. This term, originally coined by American sociologist Ray Old…

We are so stinking excited about the next generation of Planetary Coffee, please check out our blog for some words about...
10/16/2018
Planetary Motion

We are so stinking excited about the next generation of Planetary Coffee, please check out our blog for some words about our current transition into our new location!

Since first launching Planetary Coffee in August of 2016, our shared existence as both business and life partners has been a whirlwind of activity. This is especially true of the last year of our l…

Update from Mission Control : ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀135 Ames St. Elk Rapids ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀——> COMING SOON!
10/09/2018

Update from Mission Control :
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135 Ames St. Elk Rapids
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Hey there! We are closing up a little early today at 2:00 for a private event, so stop by and say hi before you head out...
09/29/2018

Hey there! We are closing up a little early today at 2:00 for a private event, so stop by and say hi before you head out to enjoy this gorgeous day! Also, as a gentle reminder, tomorrow is the last day to catch us at this location, we will be slinging the goods from 8-3 on Sunday ✨🤙☕️🦄🌈🌎🌙

It’s been quite an adventure since first launching Planetary Coffee two years ago, and we have now arrived at a point in...
09/25/2018

It’s been quite an adventure since first launching Planetary Coffee two years ago, and we have now arrived at a point in our journey where we find ourselves needing to adjust our course and move into the next phase of our orbit.

We hope you’ll stay tuned for all the cosmic news to follow, but meanwhile, we regret to inform you that Sunday 9/30/2018 will be our final day slinging coffee from our current digs in downtown Traverse City. Please do stop by this week for big hugs and stellar coffee!

💜💗xoxoxoxoxoxoxo💖💜

Attention Coffeenauts: we will be CLOSED for Labor Day this Monday, September 3rd. We’ll be back to business Tuesday Sep...
09/02/2018

Attention Coffeenauts: we will be CLOSED for Labor Day this Monday, September 3rd. We’ll be back to business Tuesday September 4th. Have a great / safe / much needed day off!

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#traversecity #tcmi #downtowntraversecity #coffee #coffeeshop #cafe #laborday #dayoff #holiday #closed #wakeup #sleepin

#takingittothestreets #outdoors #urbane #textural #coffee #milk #coffeeeverywhere #tgif #tcmi #nomi #puremichigan #cappu...
08/24/2018

#takingittothestreets #outdoors #urbane #textural #coffee #milk #coffeeeverywhere #tgif #tcmi #nomi #puremichigan #cappuccino #tulip #caffiend #morningritual #forthoseabouttowake

Sage, glorious sage! We love this time of year and are excited to be serving up our signature summer drink at tomorrow's...
07/04/2018

Sage, glorious sage! We love this time of year and are excited to be serving up our signature summer drink at tomorrow's farmers market brunch with Glendale Ave. and S2S Sugar 2 Salt. Thanks to Taste The Local Difference for all your awesome work in putting this event together. Start your Independence Day with us at the Old Town Parking Deck where we'll be serving will find us serving up our Brown Sugar Sage Magic and other caffeinated delights to fuel your holiday adventures😜 #traversecity #tcmi #eatlocal #supportyourlocalfarmersmarket #sofresh #tastytown #brunchin

06/26/2018

We are gearing up for this weekend's farmers market brunch...and rumor has it that the Brown Sugar Sage Magic latte will be making its annual seasonal debut! Shout out to Loma Farm for supplying us with the "green gold" for this universally loved beverage!

Tomorrow is the big day! We are so overjoyed to be a part of the Up North Pride Picnic. Come celebrate with us at F & M ...
06/22/2018

Tomorrow is the big day! We are so overjoyed to be a part of the Up North Pride Picnic. Come celebrate with us at F & M park for an afternoon of music, food trucks and fun. After the picinic, join your neighbors and friends for the 5th annual 2018 Up North Pride March! Can't wait to see all your lovely selves tomorrow!🌈❤️💛💚💙💜🌈

Happy Up North Pride week to all! We are feeling so much love for our community, and are over the moon excited for all o...
06/18/2018

Happy Up North Pride week to all! We are feeling so much love for our community, and are over the moon excited for all of the celebrations planned for this week! #happypride #wethepeople #tcmi #upnorthpride #forthoseabouttowake

We have the best news ever to share!  Starting tomorrow, you can swing by and visit our mobile coffee unit at the Sara H...
06/12/2018

We have the best news ever to share! Starting tomorrow, you can swing by and visit our mobile coffee unit at the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market Official. Erik and Stephanie will be slinging all manner of stellar beverages to help make your morning magical.
#overthemoon #stellar #pctc #tcmi #traversecity #downtowntc #supportyourlocalfarmer #coffeetruck #outofthisworld

Wednesday markets have begun and, starting tomorrow, they come with coffee! Thanks Planetary Coffee for joining us at Wednesday and Saturday Markets! We will see you there!

Photo: Allen-Kent Photography
#farmersmarketmi #eatdrinktc #tastethelocaldifference

Sorry for any inconvenience it may cause, but we are closing up at 1:00 today. See you tomorrow!! As a consolation we ha...
05/31/2018

Sorry for any inconvenience it may cause, but we are closing up at 1:00 today. See you tomorrow!!

As a consolation we have made a delicious new syrup with vanilla and fresh mint from Poesis Community Farm! It is out of this world delicious paired with an iced latte or iced black tea 😋🍃👌🏽🚀

Friends and coffee fiends, reminder that we’ll be closed tomorrow (Monday 5/28) for Memorial Day. Have a great day! We’l...
05/27/2018

Friends and coffee fiends, reminder that we’ll be closed tomorrow (Monday 5/28) for Memorial Day. Have a great day! We’ll be back at 7am Tuesday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#coffee #coffeeshop #traversecity #traversecitymichigan #michigan #upnorth #tcmi #downtowntc #memorialday #haveasummah #sunshine #bbq

Happy Saturday fellow coffeenauts:) We are reveling in some delicious new pastry offerings from our friends at 9 Bean Ro...
05/19/2018

Happy Saturday fellow coffeenauts:) We are reveling in some delicious new pastry offerings from our friends at 9 Bean Rows as well as these rad new retail packages from HalfWit Coffee Roasters!

Happy Mother's Day!!! Sending out lots of love and respect to all the mom's out there who make our world richer and our ...
05/13/2018

Happy Mother's Day!!! Sending out lots of love and respect to all the mom's out there who make our world richer and our spirits soar! xoxoxoxo

There is a rainbow of magical coffee delights inside of our coffee lounge this morning...hoping this may conjure an actu...
05/02/2018

There is a rainbow of magical coffee delights inside of our coffee lounge this morning...hoping this may conjure an actual rainbow in the sky on this wet Wednesday☕️🌧🌈🌷👌🏽

Address

135 Ames St.
Elk Rapids, MI
49629

Opening Hours

Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00
Thursday 07:00 - 16:00
Friday 07:00 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
Sunday 08:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(231) 632-4997

Services

  • Catering
  • Takeout

Specialties

  • Coffee
  • Drinks

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