We want to make sure that everyone knows the BIGGBY® COFFEE story – how we came about, why we exist, and what we see as our role in the community. Our story articulates the qualities, beliefs, and ideals that make BIGGBY® COFFEE relevant and remarkable in the eyes of our fanatics.
When the famed Whitcomb Hotel closed in 1966, Emil Tosi bought the equipment from their bakeshop and renovated a cabin on the Tosi property in Stevensville, Michigan. He called the former baker of the hotel, Hans Kottman, and in 1967 Hans opened Bit of Swiss.
What started as a small shop baking bread for Tosi’s restaurant and it’s customers with leftovers for sale on a small card table, Bit of Swiss slowly gained recognition in the area. It became known as a unique place to buy pastries, coffee cakes, and Hans’ signature salt top rye. Recruiting Gottfried Dutloff and Joe Breitenmoser to help him, they built the bakery’s reputation over the next 20 years.
Caffe Tosi is a quaint Italian eatery, just steps away from beautiful Lake Michigan making it the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal, night out or simply a Bit Of Swiss dessert and Café au lait.
A great go-to stop located in Downtown St Joseph that has goodies for all levels of chocolate lovers. We also have the classics like a perfect hot chocolate on a cold day.
Pets are not allowed inside, but may sit at our outdoor tables. We can provide water dishes and pup cups!
Follow signs for Canal overflow parking just a few steps away.
Clifford’s is located under two miles from St. Joseph’s Silver Beach, Lions Beach and Benton Harbor’s Jean Klock Park.
Enjoy a view of the canal on our dock or the botanical rooftop. The green roof garden features a magnificent display of ornamental plants and flowers which changes several times during the spring and summer months. Upon re-opening this spring, Clifford’s will present a jaw-dropping arrangement of rhododendrons, azaleas and more. The cafe elevator makes it easy for all to access and indulge.
Our vision at Forté Coffee is to take you on a journey of discovery. Whether you’re new to specialty coffee or well-roasted, our single-origin coffees will delight you and provide appreciation for the bean. We are a micro-roaster dedicated to honoring the families who grow, pick and process the finest coffee available. Our shop is a place where you will feel embraced and become part of the Forté Coffee story.
Offering a variety of delicious breakfast and lunch items, scratch-made baked goods, and AMAZING coffee, in an absolutely beautiful cafe setting! WiFi too!
Michigan’s left coast roast.
From bean to cup, we roast, grind, brew, and serve our own coffee in our shops, and bring local flavor to dining establishments and grocers along Michigan’s Left Coast. Sip on your favorite coffee beverage as you adventure through Southwest Michigan or sit and stay awhile at our shops in Sawyer and St. Joseph.
St. Joseph Location:
301 Main St in The Market
5846 Sawyer Rd
Brewing coffee beans by day and offering sophisticated grapes by night, guests and the public alike can enjoy this space located on the first floor with entrances both via hotel and parking lot.
The Local is a small town cafe located in the heart of Baroda, MI serving up local eats!
The Tea Annex offers a wide selection of fine teas. Grab a cup to-go, or stay for a pot with friends
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