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  • By Dana Casadei

Dessert and coffee

Some things are serendipitous, like the opening of Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters’s Royal Oak location, following their popular Rochester and Detroit spots. They had originally planned on adding a third location further down the line but then they saw the space at 115 S. Main Street, and couldn’t say no when it became available. “We were thrilled to find it...we fell in love with it,” said Nathan Hamood, president/director of coffee. This space will actually be the company’s largest at almost 3,800-square-feet. As of press time, they planned to begin services August 7 and stay open until midnight most days of the week. The menu will be similar to their Detroit store, full of desserts and pastries. With multiple coffee shops already in the area, Hamood thinks they will bring something unique to the block, especially with their focus on sourcing coffee from small, quality driven farms around the world, and their overall business model, comparing their shop to those of the ‘60s. “We do like to be able to have larger cafes where people can come in and sit and enjoy their coffee and dessert, and listen to live music,” he said. “I think Royal Oak will work really well for that.”

­Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro Intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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