From the trendy & Instagrammable cafes of downtown to the spacious cafes roasters where the real magic happens, we’ve cataloged all of the coffee shops in Indianapolis that are local, support the community, and believe in great specialty coffee.
Which Indianapolis Coffee Shops Get Listed?
The Indianapolis Coffee Guide was originally born because I needed it. I had a hard time (and still do) finding local Indianapolis coffee shops online. The lists that exist (hey, Yelp!) are littered with corporate chains and donut shops, making it hard to weed out the good local coffee shops. These same lists also get bogged down by non-cafes that happen to serve coffee or have ‘coffee’ mentioned in their reviews. What I needed was a curated list of all of the coffee shops in Indianapolis and just those—not a Top 5 list, not an outdated list in a newspaper. I needed a list that cared about the coffee shops and not just about the readership of their content. I needed something evergreen that evolved. And I couldn’t find it because it didn’t exist. The more I asked around about it, the more I realized I wasn’t alone in wanting a resource like this. So what did I do? I made the dang thing.
The Best Coffee in Indianapolis
Like any major city, you can find a lot of coffee in Indianapolis, for better or for worse. I started the Indianapolis Coffee Guide to find the best coffee in Indianapolis, not just any coffee in Indianapolis. Each café and roaster on our directory is hand-selected because they meet our standards of being local and contributing to the community, but also because they serve the best coffee in the city.
Where to find the Best Indianapolis Coffee Shops
Well, this is where to find the best local coffee shops in Indianapolis. You found it. And I am so incredibly thankful you are here. I personally recommend every single coffee shop on this list, and I could (and often do) talk endlessly about them all. They all serve different purposes, different crowds, different atmospheres, and different coffees, and I love that so much. That’s the power of good local coffee.
Thanks for stopping by and exploring & discovering the amazing local coffee scene with us.