1) Gallery Pastry Bar
Enjoy an espresso at Gallery Pastry Bar's sidewalk patio or indulge in one their delicious meals, "European Inspired. Local ingredients. Indy's one-of-a-kind pastries, brunch, dinner, and cocktails," try the Bottomless Brew with free re-fills or the Pear Lavender Latte with, "pear-lavender house syrup, milk, espresso."
2) Rise 'n Roll Bakery
An Amish bakery originally from Middlebury
, "known for our preservative-free wholesome treats such as donuts, cookies, pies, cinnamon rolls, breads, cheeses, and more, but we are probably best known for our famous Cinnamon Caramel Donut, an “addicting” little creation like no other donut you have ever tasted. We use real ingredients and bake everything fresh daily."
3) Café Patachou
Try Café Patachou, "long described as “a student union for adults,” Café Patachou® is an award-winning Café. Customers can expect a world class breakfast and lunch experience that includes dishes prepared with premium ingredients from scratch and to-order, a commitment to sourcing local and often organic products, refreshingly personal yet professional service by a well-trained team, and Café environments that are vibrant and alive."
4) Georgia Street Grind
If you find yourself on Georgia Street and in need of a cup of coffee try Georgia Street Grind
, "If you’re strolling through downtown looking for a cozy coffee shop to grab a quick cup of joe to-go, Georgia Street Grind is the place for you. They offer fresh brews purchased only from local roasters with unique single-origin features. Feel free to request your own custom creation to satisfy your diverse palate."
If you need a haircut or beard trimming or just want a great espresso at the barbershop/coffeeshop combo Commissary
, "our coffee shop boasts a full espresso bar, pour over bar for coffee and tea, beer, wine and local offerings. Additionally our coffee bar features locally roasted beans brewed into a variety of traditional and seasonal menu options."
6) Lemon's Bakery Cafe
Located inside of Needler's Grocery, with great parking access, try Lemon Bakery Cafe's delectable baked goods, made fresh daily. "The cold brew is definitely strong and will give you the kick you need to power through the day. I also like stopping in here if I walk or bike to work because there is rarely a line."
7) First Watch
At the corner of Ohio and Illinois, First Watch
is great is you're looking for brunch with a side of coffee. Try the Chckichanga, "whipped eggs with spicy, allnatural chicken breast, chorizo, green chilies, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, onions and avocado rolled in a flour tortilla. Topped with Vera Cruz sauce and all-natural sour cream. Served with fresh fruit and fresh, seasoned potatoes."
8) CUPS Coffee
A popular downtown indy spot, "CUPS Coffee
is locally-owned and family-run. Mike & Grace Hineman, CUPS Coffee founders and owners, have been waking up Hoosiers for over 20 years with coffee, teas, and cheerful good mornings
. It was 1996 when Mike & Grace opened their first coffee shop in downtown Indianapolis. It was located on the corner of Meridian & Ohio Street, just off Monument Circle. The rest is history and they’ve been morning people ever since. Today they own and run three downtown locations open on weekdays."