Café Rosetta is a local institution for food, coffee and community in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.
Run by and for people who love the Keweenaw, Café Rosetta is an independent, family-owned cafe located in the historic village of Calumet, Michigan. Whether you’re a hardy local or a visitor exploring this amazing area, we aim to fuel your Keweenaw adventure with the finest coffee and espresso, made-from-scratch meals, and plenty of inspiration for experiencing the wonder of Copper Country.
I have lived in the Keweenaw for most of my life, and never get tired of the freedom and solitude it offers. A twenty-minute car ride brings you to a spot on the shores of Lake Superior or a secluded hiking trail in the woods. Nobody around for miles—just you, the wild beauty of nature, and the people you choose to share it with.
Over the years and while traveling the country, I gained experience in coffee, and always hoped to one day run a coffee shop. A few years ago, I heard from a friend about a café going up for sale in our local village of Calumet. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to continue the legacy begun by the previous owners, while working with my family to create something of our own, that we could be proud of.
I’ve spent time in many cafés and coffee shops throughout the country, but only a few really stand out in my memory. These are the places where everything is delicious and everyone feels welcome, from neighborhood regulars to people who are just passing through. Since our opening of Café Rosetta in 2013, my family and I have worked steadily toward the goal of being that place, one where every cup of coffee is exceptionally good and everyone who comes in the door feels welcome. Along the way, we have been lucky to work with employees who love what we do and take pride in creating this experience along with us.
We are proud of creating something that a lot of people really enjoy—an unpretentious and friendly gathering place where memories are made and adventures are planned over a cup of amazing coffee and delicious local food.
–Jake Heikkinen, founder