These Are the 10 Best Coffee Roasteries in Indianapolis

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Courtney Johnston

Indianapolis is an incredible and underrated food town, because it focuses on farm-fresh food and unique, local eateries, rather than chain restaurants. Likewise, Indy doesn’t cut corners when it comes to beverages, indulging in specialty craft cocktails and beer and locally roasted coffee. If you’re looking for a pick-me-up in the Circle City, these seven coffee roasters serve up a mean cup of joe with incredible flavors, while also providing a delightful coffee shop experience.

1. Bee Coffee Roasters

Coffee Shop, American

latte | Photo Courtesy of Bee Coffee Roasters
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This small batch coffee roaster believes that espresso is more than just a flavorful beverage – it’s art. This rustic coffee shop is a great place to enjoy a good book or conversation with a friend over an artfully made espresso. The baristas here are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.

2. Harvest Cafe Coffee & Tea

Coffee Shop, American

This coffee and tea cafe specializes in small-roast batches, in order to provide the most flavorful coffees around. They select green coffee from all over the world, to provide customers with a wealth of international flavors. Their baristas are well-versed in the art of coffee making and can easily figure out which blend will suit your preferences. This cozy coffee and tea shop makes for an excellent meeting place or a good place to grab a morning pick-me-up.

3. Mile Square Coffee

Coffee Shop, American

Mile Square Roasters | Courtesy of Mile Square Coffee
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This trendy coffee roastery can be found on the second floor of the Indianapolis City Market, serving up flavorful, rotating coffee blends. With a variety of freshly brewed options and pour-over selections to choose from, you’ll find your new favorite blend at Mile Square. Enjoy your java with a freshly baked scone or the sweet of your choosing from the rest of the market’s selection.

4. Hubbard & Cravens Coffee and Tea

Coffee Shop, American

This well-known coffee roastery has been providing fine coffee and tea to Hoosiers in Indianapolis since 1991. They offer a well-rounded selection of coffee made from whole bean arabica coffee, including their own signature blend of coffee. This coffee shop staple now has four locations across the Indianapolis area, including 49th and Penn, Broad Ripple, downtown, and Carmel.

5. Liberation Roasting

Coffee Shop, American

Liberation Roastery, Indianapolis | Courtesy of Liberation Roastery
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Liberation Roasting is a coffee shop found on the north side of Indianapolis that believes coffee is more than just an event: it’s a lifestyle. They’re passionate about all aspects of the coffee-making process, from ensuring the farmers of their beans receive Fair Trade wages (at minimum), to only offering medium-roast coffees to ensure the integrity and nuances of the coffee bean are preserved. If you love coffee with interesting tastes from rich, chocolate varieties to sweet, fruity nuances, you’ll love the coffee options at Liberation.

6. Perk Up Cafe

Coffee Shop, German

This small, independent coffee shop and roastery can be found in the Broad Ripple district of Indianapolis. They’re well-known for their international coffee flavors that pair nicely with their incredible assortment of German artisan breads, pastries, quiches, paninis, bagels, and more. This is the perfect spot for a light brunch or casual, friendly meet-up with family.

7. Brickhouse Coffee Company

Coffee Shop, American

Brickhouse Coffee, Greenwood | Courtesy of Brickhouse Coffee Co
© Brickhouse Coffee Co

Located just south of Indianapolis in the bustling town of Greenwood, is Brickhouse Coffee Company. This coffeehouse focuses not only on brewing a great cup of coffee, but uniting people within the community. The inside of this unique place is brimming with character and the baristas are friendly and attentive. Stop in whenever you’re on the south side for a cup of coffee brewed especially to your liking.

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