Welcome to the Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore!
A Bit of Magic in Munising, MI
We are a locally owned coffee shop and café conveniently located in downtown Munising; a perfect location for both travelers and residents. We provide free wireless internet, homemade food with vegan and gluten-free options, flavored coffee and gourmet tea, and yes, we do have delicious Jilbert’s Dairy Ice Cream!
From the local artist exhibits, to the live music and events that inspire us, to the thousands of hand-selected books among the shelves, the Falling Rock Café is much more than the comfy atmosphere, the delicious food, and the custom roasted coffee we serve.
Our home is Munising, MI. Our heart is the Falling Rock Café. We hope you enjoy your visit!
Custom Roasted Coffee
We are Great Lakes Coffee Company, housed in the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore. We found that our coffee is inherently what connects people to our café, so we created Great Lakes Coffee Company with the goal of bringing the finest, freshest coffees from around the world to our customers. We are not a franchise; we are unique and owned and operated by Nancy and Jeff Dwyer, with a fantastic manager and team of employees.
Given names reflecting our local area, all the coffees in our Great Lakes Coffee Company have been chosen as a favorite at one time or another by each of our customers. But overall, the Grand Island Roast consistently stays on the top of the list. A dark, strong roast with just the right amount of bitter, we serve 5 times more of the Grand Island Roast than any of our other names.
Munising Morning, which is lighter and slightly mellow, comes in second with Lake Superior Blend right behind it (bolder and more adventurous than Munising Morning, but less dry and acidic than Grand Island Roast). A close third is the fruity Michigan Cherry. Ridiculed by “real” coffee roasters as too sweet and flowery, this is very popular with both locals and tourists drawn to its true Michigan origin. Roasted with the flavoring, rather than just mixing flavor in with the beans, our roaster has created a product that has taken on a life of its own!
Live Music & Events
Live music in the upper peninsula has become a regular occurrence at the Falling Rock as talented performers fill our café with eclectic music every Saturday throughout the month. Shows start at 7p and feature the best of the Upper Peninsula music scene. Special events for children, book lovers, and artists are also regularly featured.
The Café is also the home of the Open Acoustic Jam on the first and third Wednesday of every month, and Old Time Music Jam and Game Night on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Bring your guitar, your voice and the new song on which you’ve been working, or just listen and enjoy some local flavor!
The Best of the Upper Peninsula Music Scene
Live music nights have been a part of life at the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore ever since we opened in June of 2003. Our musicians come from all over Alger county, the U.P., the state, the country, and even the world! Some of them work day jobs. Some of them are full-time musicians. Some of them write their own songs, and some of them play covers. But all of them share their talent and love for music and the community, and all of them fill our café with love, light and joy. Shows start at 7p every Saturday throughout the month. Stop in for a listen!
One of the Coolest Craft Coffee Shops in Michigan
We are honored and delighted to be featured on Pure Michigan’s official travel and tourism blog’s list of the Top 5 Coolest Craft Coffee Shops in Michigan. Thank you for your support and being our customers!
The Falling Rock Café and Bookstore is Hiring!
We love our employees! We create a place of community where our team members have fun, laugh a lot, and are rewarded for their hard work. It’s about being the best at what we do by providing the highest quality customer service all while enjoying the process.
We’re always looking for friendly Shift Leaders and Hourly Team members with a hard working mind set, ability to function in a fast-paced environment, and thrive in a team-centered approach. View our current job openings to see which position is the best fit for you!
One of the 10 Best Live Music Venues in Michigan
Thank you to all of our great musicians for helping us get included on this list of Top 10 Live Music Venues in Michigan! And of course, we can’t forget our supportive audiences too. We’re so grateful and excited to be recognized!