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 Hamilton County, Indiana - just north of Indy.
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.
The Cake Bake Shop
You likely know Cake Bake from its massive (and sparkly) slices of cake, served in a luxurious space at Carmel City Center. Pair your dessert with a cup of specialty coffee, like a Blueberry White Mocha or Rose Cappuccino, an espresso with steamed milk flavored with rose essence.
Carmel Chocolate Café
The name can be deceiving because Carmel Chocolate Café by South Bend Chocolate Company sells more than just chocolate. In fact, they have a sizeable breakfast, lunch and coffee menu to boot. Try the Main Street Mocha with espresso and white hot chocolate or Kaffee Wien, a Columbian hot chocolate.
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.
Indie Coffee Roasters
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.
Java House Coffee Bar
You might recognize the Java House name for their liquid pods and cold brew concentrates sold in retailers nationwide. But a local Carmel couple opened Java House’s first brick-and-mortar locations in Clay Terrace and now in Midtown Plaza. 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).
Just Love Coffee Cafe
This cafe is open all day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to serving coffee. Try drip coffee, cold brew, traditional espresso or a signature lattè at the location on Old Meridian Street in Carmel. The menu also includes mouth-watering artisan waffles.
Rose + Lois
Rose + Lois opened its café (with drive-thru!) in March 2020 along 146th Street near River Road. You read that correctly: the coffee shop opened at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Named after owner Rachel Priddy's two daughters, Rose + Lois is known for its signature drinks like Pistachi-Oat, a creamy oat milk pistachio latte, and Dalgona, a trendy cold beverage made with espresso whipped with sugar over ice milk.
Ohana Donuts and Ice Cream
Ohana has expanded its donuts and ice cream menu to include – you guessed it! – coffee, but with a twist. Choose from traditional hot drinks like Caffe Mocha and Caramel Macchiato or frappes in sweet flavors like Peanut Butter Cup Frappe and Caramel Chocolate Donut Frappe.
Schoolhouse 7 Cafe
School is in session at 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.
The Well Coffeehouse
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).
Noble Coffee & Tea Company
Located on the charming Historic Noblesville Square, Noble Coffee & Tea Company was renovated last year 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). Order online and pick up your drink upon arrival, or have beans shipped directly to your house.
Rivet Coffee Bar & Roastery
Find Westfield’s newest coffee shop around the corner from Park Street. Beyond coffee, Rivet Coffee Bar & Roastery features a breakfast and lunch menu with a wraparound porch to enjoy your food and drink. Try beverages like the Cinnamon Maple Latte, Spiced Coconut Latte or Affogato, a double shot of espresso over a scoop of Cone + Crumb vanilla bean ice cream.
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Dark Side Roasters & Coffee House
Owners Matt and Vanessa have shared a love for coffee since their first date at a coffee shop more than a decade ago. They began roasting at home on a sample roaster, and roasting became a passion instead of a hobby, which led to Dark Side Roasters. The name (and the drink names) are a nod to Star Wars with blends like Java the Hutt and Imperial.
The Remnant Coffee Shop
Find Hamilton County's newest coffee shop on Main Street in downtown Arcadia. The owners transformed the Hedgehog Music Hall building into a coffee shop, café and community gathering space for residents and visitors in this small town in northern Hamilton County. In addition to the coffee menu, The Remnant serves baked goods from No Label at the Table.
Wheelers Café & Market
Located within the same building as Mercantile 37, this is a great spot to refuel with coffee and a variety of breakfast and lunch options. Try a signature drink like the Maple Lapel with sea salt caramel and local maple syrup, Noble Jones blackberry mocha or the OG, a white chocolate caramel cappuccino.
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