380 E Market St,
Indianapolis IN 46204


Tinker Coffee


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

About Tinker Coffee

Our friends at Tinker Coffee have officially opened their very first stand-alone café in the heart of downtown Indianapolis on Market St! Here’s everything you need to know:

Tinker Coffee, one of Indy’s favorite local coffee roasters, has opened their latest café at the corner of Market and New Jersey downtown Indianapolis. The new café is the big, beautiful corner that used to be a Starbucks and is conveniently located right next to Whole Foods! (This is also great because you can park in the Whole Foods parking lot for free if you don’t want to pay for street parking.)

Now on to the good stuff: Tinker has been giving us some of the best coffee in the city since 2015, so you already know what to expect there. As far as café service, they’ve been fine tuning their operations at their two airport locations and at the Tinker café at The Amp.

What they’re doing at this new café is precisely what we expect from Tinker. The coffee is absolutely top-notch. They are constantly dialing in their drip coffees and espressos to make sure they are absolutely perfect, which we love to see.

Besides the coffee, they are also doing fun things with their food and treats! Since they opened recently, expect to see some evolution of their non-coffee options.

I’ve said it before and it bears repeating, the Tinker crew is intentional about everything they do. One of their many talents is finding and hiring the exact right people to be part of the T-Squad. That level of intentionality is not always easy, and it is not always easy or cheap. But when you take the time, it pays off in dividends. That’s what Tinker does with everything, and that’s just one of the million things we love about them.

Tinker Coffee on Market Street

Tinker Coffee’s downtown location on Market Street is so convenient. Not only is it steps from The Cultural Trail, it is just a few short blocks from so many amazing downtown amenities, like The City Market, Monument Circle, Julia M Carson Transit Center, Gainbridge, Mass Ave, and so many other spots. Win, win, win, win, win.

This area of downtown Indianapolis is really vibrant every single day of the week, and we were in desperate need of an amazing local coffee shop around there. We owe Tinker a huge thank you for that. 🙂

Scott Recommends

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with anything that you order from Tinker Coffee. I love that they have two different drip coffee options—Approachable and Adventurous—so I typically order one of those. HOWEVER, everything they have is really, really great, so you can’t really go wrong.

Tinker is also one of those places where you can absolutely ask anyone working for suggestions, and they’ll put you on the right path.

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