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New Englander heading to Ann Arbor

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New Englander heading to Ann Arbor

My next door neighbor is off to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to start her freshman year of college. I want to send her off with some key gift certificates to the hot, cheap, cool cafes and restaurants in Ann Arbor. Can someone get me started with a list of their favorites? Thank you.

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1. Re: New Englander heading to Ann Arbor

Hi--I'm many years away from my undergrad years, but I can tell you where I see undergrads around town.

Coffee is the fuel they live by. Expresso Royale has a couple locations that are conveniently located around the edge of main campus which makes them a major undergrad study/hang out. These are not the best coffee shops in town, but the undergrads aren't seeking out upscale coffee anyway.

http://www.espressoroyale.com/story.php

Bubble tea is very popular with students of all kinds. There are two shops, right across the street from each other.

http://www.mymomotea.com/momo/index.aspx

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I'm pretty sure Insomnia Cookies still has their place on South University where you can get freshly baked cookies until 2 am--good study break.

giftcards.insomniacookies.com/index.php…

Undergrads who want to go out for pizza head to Pizza House in large numbers. It is open until 4 am!

http://www.pizzahouse.com/

Delivered pizza is probably Cottage Inn--always have their delivery vehicles swarming campus.

http://www.cottageinn.com/

Ice cream is Stucchi's:

http://stucchisicecream.com/

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2. Re: New Englander heading to Ann Arbor

Thank you. Your list is wonderful. I think this is going to be a fun gift.

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3. Re: New Englander heading to Ann Arbor

It is a really nice gift. It'll get her out exploring areas of Ann Arbor and meeting new people. I hope she loves the university and has a great four years in Ann Arbor!

Edited: 08 August 2012, 13:55
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