— Our Story —
Matthew Fuller had a dream for years to start his own business. What began as a desire to have more time with his family expanded into a business that empowers his employees to thrive and grow. In November 2012, he bought a coffee cart, leased a small space in the main lobby of the Waters Building in downtown Grand Rapids, MI, and called it Grace Coffee. Coffee sales took off, and soon he recruited friends to help behind the counter and do milk-run errands to fill up his supply. In July 2013, Grace Coffee expanded and moved locations to Forest Hills, where Matthew and a small crew started selling food, created the menu, changing the name to Grace Coffee Bistro. Soon after, the team began to cater food all over town to an increasing number of customers. In August 2016, we rebranded to MudPenny. In December 2018, we moved to 570 Grandville Ave SW to open our first storefront location with a full coffee bar and two dining spaces. And that takes us to where we are now — a crew of people creating delicious food and drinks for the city and falling more in love with our customers every day. So, thank you. Thank you for being a part of our adventure. It's an honor to have you by our side, sitting at our tables, and eating the food we're crafting just for you.
— Why “MudPenny?” —
In 17th and 18th Century England, coffee houses were called Penny Universities. They were a gathering place for people of all different classes and the only place in town where the rich and the poor could rub shoulders. With an entrance fee of just a penny, visitors gathered to listen to lectures on politics, religion, literature and hear news reports. And mud? Well that's slang for coffee — and we love coffee. Although we're more than a coffee shop, this history reflects our company's value for relationships and for providing service that shows value to every single person - no matter who they are. Everyone deserves honor and we consider it ours to be able to fill hearts and appetites all across Grand Rapids.
— Meet Our Team —
We couldn't be prouder to serve our community. Here are a few friendly faces you'll see around the shop.
— Location & HOURS —
570 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Monday – Friday 6am – 4pm
Saturday 8am – 3pm
— CONTACT —
Send us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
You can also reach us by phone at 616-259-5353. Looking forward to hearing from you!