International Coffee Day is technically celebrated Sept. 29, but if you’re a caffeine addict who craves your morning java, you know that coffee day is every day. Try something different at one of these unique places to get coffee in Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville.
Located on the charming Historic Noblesville Square, Noble Coffee & Tea Company recently renovated with a fresh new look and more seating options. Get in line to grab a cup of coffee, made from beans freshly roasted on site. Popular blends include Highlander Grogg (butterscotch, rum and caramel flavors), Snickerdoodle (just like the cookie!) and Jamaican Me Crazy (caramel, vanilla and Kahlua flavors). Buy a bag of beans to enjoy at home, too.
This Italian-inspired eatery, open for breakfast and lunch, is a popular spot for breakfast meetings. Enjoy your fresh frittata with unique coffee creations using Lavazza coffee. On the menu at Caffè Buondì, you’ll find a classic Caffe Napoletano, Pistachio Cappuccino and other authentic beverages.
Larry Hanes only uses Four Barrel coffee at his restaurant, Eggshell Bistro. Here, you can find Japanese siphoned coffee, which uses vapor pressure and gravity to make the coffee. Other caffeinated beverages include the N’Orleans iced coffee, cold-brewed for 14 hours with chicory, cane sugar and milk, and the Polar Opposite, featuring hot and cold stratified layers of crema, espresso, milk and chicory simple syrup.
Look for the dachshund silhouette on the outdoor sign and you’ll know you’ve arrived at Indie Coffee Roasters. Here, you can watch the beans roasted on-site in the modern space featuring primarily black and white décor. Indie offers a rotating menu of seasonal beverages (two coffee options, one tea) with concoctions made by staff members. Check out a coffee cupping or Espresso 101 class to further your caffeine education.
You might recognize the Java House name for their liquid pods and cold brew concentrates sold in retailers nationwide. But a local Carmel couple has opened Java House’s first brick-and-mortar location in Clay Terrace. Beans are steeped in cold water for more than 12 hours to achieve that rich, smooth coffee taste. Try a specialty drink like the Workaholic (maple almond), In a Minute (chocolate cinnamon) and Honey Baby (honey cinnamon).
The cups and mugs at The Well Coffeehouse in Fishers’ Nickel Plate District say “Where Coffee Changes Lives.” That’s because the owners of The Well donate proceeds to help people in need have access to safe, clean drinking water. Order a classic pour over or seasonal beverage like Banana in Pajamas (bananas foster deconstructed latte), Black Cat (cinnamon, cayenne, charcoal mocha) or Secret Garden (juniper, bergamot and lavender cold brew).
You likely recognize Della Leva for its Instagram-famous flower wall. But beyond the décor, this locally-owned coffee shop serves up classic drinks like Americanos and Mochas alongside more unique offerings like the Havana Cappuccino, using espresso, sweetened condensed milk, steamed milk and cinnamon, or the Matcha Latte. In a hurry? They have a drive thru so you can grab coffee and a breakfast sandwich on your way to work.
School is in session at the new Schoolhouse 7 Café in Fishers, located off Cyntheanne Road. This is a former schoolhouse turned coffee shop, café and gathering space – and the décor will remind you of vintage classrooms. Order a “core subject” beverage in sizes freshman (12 oz), senior (16 oz) or graduate (20 oz) and pair it with an “extra credit” item like a smoothie or a baked good from the “cafeteria” menu.