Meeting and Eating in Fenton
Our most recent editors' meeting over tea turned into a lunch meeting. Fortunately, we were in the right place. The Rough Draught Coffee and Barroom is located in the newly revitalized Cornerstone building in Fenton.
The owners of the long standing Café Aroma in Fenton opened the Rough Draught after relocating, changing their name, expanding the bar, updating their look and tweaking the popular menu. Their new location has an industrial vibe with metal tables and chairs along with reclaimed brick décor.
The menu is light, but creative, with all day breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and house made cookies. Our sandwiches—Slow Smoke and What the Guac—were well made and a generous size. Also, we couldn’t pass up having dessert and shared a rich double chocolate muffin. Rough Draught also supports other local Michigan businesses with donuts from the Looney Baker in Howell and many Michigan craft beers.
The evening appears to have a whole different feel with live music and local craft beer tap takeovers. It would be a great place to share a meat and cheese platter or smoked whitefish pate with a glass of wine.
It’s great to see this beautiful new building in downtown Fenton with thriving businesses and new living spaces. Let’s continue to support our small town Michigan businesses.