Downtown Royal Oak, Michigan

Downtown Royal Oak,Michigan

Shopping Downtown Royal Oak is something every Michigander should experience. It has everything you could need; from your morning coffee run to dinner after a successful shopping day!  Here are some of my favorite places to visit:

Dessert Oasis Coffee

Dessert Oasis has something for everyone.  They have dairy alternatives for those who prefer it, teas, and delicious baked goods!  In my opinion, they also serve the best basic coffee (with cream and cinnamon spice for this Realtor).  They have plenty of space to work for a few hours or sit and enjoy the scene in downtown Royal Oak.

Nostalgia hits hard walking into this amazing store.  They carry so many styles and items; shoes, bags, clothes, ect.  They have the best “trending” items and the best part, the prices are amazing! You can walk out with so much stuff without putting a huge dent in your bank account.


By far my favorite store in Royal Oak.  I love new and used books and this place has them both!  They have a huge selection, tucked into a super cozy store that could be browsed for hours.  The best part, they are dog friendly so bring your fur baby in for some quality time together!


With a variety of everything you could ever want, Rail and Anchor is browsable for hours.  It’s a great place for gifts because of the big selection they have; from amazing jewelry, to cocktail mixes, and children’s gifts, this place is incredible and also dog friendly!

Johnny’s is by far the coolest place to eat and drink in Royal Oak (a personal opinion).  As a speak easy, you receive a password via text after requesting a reservation.  It’s located in a basement but when you walk in, your jaw drops.  The food is incredible and the drinks are amazing.  If your day out is Sunday, they offer live jazz which adds to the ambiance. 

If I were to write about every store in this beautiful city but this would be a book.  So instead of just reading about it, go visit Royal Oak, MI! 


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