The Best Coffee Shops in Indianapolis

Welcome to the Indianapolis Coffee Guide! You have found the official guide to exploring & discovering the best local coffee shops in Indianapolis. We’ve curated a list of the best coffee shops in Indianapolis that are Indy-based, serve great coffee, and care about their communities. The Indianapolis Coffee Guide exists because we love local coffee, and we want you to love it as much as we do.

Hopefully, you can find your new favorite local coffee shops in our directory below! There’s also always a lot going on over on our Instagram: @indianapoliscoffee.


Amberson Coffee

Fletcher Place and Fountain Square

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, BikeRack, and Specialty

Ascend Coffee

Castleton

Cafe, Food, and Pastries

Blue Mind Coffee

Meridian Kessler

Cafe, Pastries, WorkingSpace, BikeRack, and Specialty

Bovaconti

Fountain Square

Cafe, Pastries, Dog-Friendly, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Brickhouse Coffee Co

Geist

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Calvin Fletcher's

Fletcher Place and Fountain Square

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Coat Check Coffee

Downtown

Cafe, Pastries, Dog-Friendly, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Coffeehouse Five

Greenwood

Cafe, Food, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Coffeehouse Five

Franklin

Cafe, Food, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Command Coffee

Downtown and Fall Creek

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Command Coffee

Downtown

Cafe, Food, and Pastries

New

Commissary

Downtown

Cafe, Pastries, Dog-Friendly, WorkingSpace, BikeRack, and Specialty

Crema

Downtown

Cafe, Alcohol, Food, Pastries, OpenLate, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Hybrid

Dream Palace

Downtown

Cafe, Food, Pastries, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

New
Hybrid

Founders Grounds

Speedway

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Foundry

Downtown

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Gaia Cafe

Eagle Creek

Cafe and Pastries

Gather 22

Downtown

Cafe, Alcohol, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

New
Hybrid

Geist Coffee

Fishers and Geist

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Georgia Street Grind

Downtown

Cafe and Pastries

Helm Coffee

Garfield Park

Cafe, Pastries, Dog-Friendly, WorkingSpace, BikeRack, and Specialty

Hybrid

Hitherto Coffee

Greenfield

Cafe, Food, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Hubbard & Cravens

Broad Ripple

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Hubbard & Cravens

Broad Ripple and Meridian Kessler

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Illumine Coffee

Nora

Cafe, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Indie Coffee Roasters

Carmel

Cafe, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, BikeRack, and Specialty

Indie Coffee Roasters

Carmel

Cafe, Pastries, Dog-Friendly, Patio, WorkingSpace, BikeRack, and Specialty

New

Leviathan Bakehouse

Downtown

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Hybrid

Lincoln Lane

Downtown

Cafe, Pastries, Dog-Friendly, and WorkingSpace

Hybrid

Lulu’s Coffee

Northside

Cafe, Food, Pastries, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Mansion Society

Downtown

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Dog-Friendly, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

The Mocha Nut

Greenwood and Southport

Cafe, Food, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Monon Coffee Co

Broad Ripple

Cafe, Food, Pastries, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

MOTW Carmel

Carmel

Cafe, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

New

MOTW Coffee

West Side

Cafe, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

MOTW Coffee Castleton

Castleton

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

MOTW Coffee Fishers

Fishers

Cafe, Pastries, OpenLate, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Neidhammer

Downtown

Cafe, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Nine Lives Cat Cafe

Fountain Square

Cafe, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Noble Coffee & Tea

Noblesville

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Normal Coffee

Garfield Park

Cafe, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Hybrid

Parlor Public House

Downtown

Cafe, Alcohol, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Hybrid

Perk Up Café

Broad Ripple

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Please & Thank You

Downtown

Cafe, Food, and Pastries

New

Porter Books & Bread

Lawrence

Cafe, Alcohol, Food, Pastries, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

PROVIDER

Downtown

Cafe, Alcohol, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, BikeRack, and Specialty

Prufrock Coffee Co

Broad Ripple

Cafe, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Quills Coffee

Downtown

Cafe, Pastries, Dog-Friendly, and WorkingSpace

Rabble Coffee

Irvington and Near Eastside

Cafe, Food, Pastries, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Rivet Coffee

Westfield

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Roasted in the Village

Zionsville

Cafe, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Rose & Lois

Carmel

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Schoolhouse 7

Fishers

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Silver Linings

Beech Grove

Cafe, Food, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Square Cat Vinyl

Fountain Square

Cafe and Alcohol

Hybrid

Strange Brew

Greenwood

Cafe, Food, Pastries, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Tea's Me

Downtown

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

Hybrid

Tea's Me: Tarkington

Butler-Tarkington

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Hybrid

The Avenue

Broad Ripple

Cafe, Food, Pastries, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

New

The Coffee Haus

Downtown and Riverside

Cafe, Alcohol, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

New
Hybrid

The Haverstick

Keystone

Cafe, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Hybrid

The Spark

Speedway

Cafe, Pastries, Patio, and WorkingSpace

The Well

Fishers

Cafe, Food, Pastries, and WorkingSpace

Tinker Coffee

Airport

Cafe, Alcohol, Food, and Pastries

Hybrid
Airport

Tinker Coffee

Downtown and Riverside

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, BikeRack, and Specialty

Tinker Coffee

Downtown

Cafe, Food, Pastries, Patio, WorkingSpace, BikeRack, and Specialty

Top Out Café

Downtown

Cafe, Alcohol, Food, Pastries, Dog-Friendly, WorkingSpace, and BikeRack

Hybrid

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Indianapolis Coffee Shops

The Indianapolis Coffee Guide is so much more than just a list of the best local coffee shops in Indianapolis — it is for the community and by the community. It started out as a simple guide to exploring all of the local coffee in Indy’s amazing neighborhoods and quickly transitioned into so much more.

From the trendy & Instagrammable cafes of downtown to the spacious cafes and 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 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 in Indianapolis with us.