A two-week old cafe in Detroit's West Village neighborhood makes small, stylish treats as cute as its name -- Snack Camp.
It's the imaginative creation of Vanessa Loftis-Canich and Mike Canich, globe-trotters who've traveled through Asia and Europe. Their cozy Van Dyke Avenue shop is an effort "to turn people on to things that have become our favorite things," she tells Metro Times digital editor Sonia Khaleel.
"That's really what it is — it's things that we've discovered along the way and inspiration that we've picked up, and trying to bring it to other people's attention. . . .
"We are trying to bring things to Detroit that are not here," Vanessa says. "To be blunt, I'm just tired of seeing burgers and coneys and tacos. I just really would love to see more diversity here with food."
The couple, who're each 47 and live in the Woodbridge area, show some of Snack Camp's camera-ready selections on Facebook. Eight examples are below, some with their descriptions.
Plan a visit
Where: 1464 Van Dyke Ave., two blocks north of East Lafayette between Agnes Street and Coe Avenue
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday
Phone: (313) 420-8047