Cafes in Indianapolis

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3 Days in Paris Market Fresh Crepes, located in the middle of downtown’s historic City Market, whips up sweet and savory crêpes for tourists, businessmen and urban dwellers looking for something unusual. The small wooden booth is covered by a French-style, black and white striped awning and lists its menu items on a chalkboard behind the front counter. Green Eggs and Ham, Red Eggs and Bacon, and Black and Bleu Moo are colorful choices for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and other savory options include Buffalo, Pic Nic, Market Street and Harvest crêpes. Sweet concoctions include Classic, Dr’s Orders, Apple Pie High and St. Stephen. The Parisian style crepes are available daily from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

222 E Market St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

From the thick golden crusts of his Chicago-style pizzas to the hand-pounded cuts of pork on his tenderloin sandwiches, chef and owner Michael Kotarski, who co-owns the restaurant with his sister, Katie, caters to hearty appetites. Strapping plates can be found throughout the menu, including triple-decker BLTs layered between sourdough. The kitchen turns out dessert orders from scratch that feature bread pudding, white chocolate raspberry bars, and salted caramel bars.

9611 N College Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Jump-start your morning with a breakfast pita, such as the Morning Glory ($5.89), comprised of avocado, eggs, tomatoes, home fries, grilled green peppers, onions, and your choice of cheese and zesty sauces. Don't feel ashamed if your morning happens to be what other people call the afternoon, since breakfast pitas are served all day.

135 N PENNSYLVANIA ST
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Henry's Coffee Bistro invites coffee connoisseurs to crawl into its cocoon of caffeine for flavorful drinks and friendly fellowship. Warm up your liquid love life with a cappuccino ($2.75–$3.50) or white mocha ($3.25–$3.75), or stall summer sweltering with an iced latte ($3.50). Guests can smear a cream cheese smile on a freshly baked bagel ($2.25) or mix business and breakfast pleasure with a sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich ($6.75). The Penn Street location's menu differs slightly from the East Street menu—at both coffee shops, however, guests can enjoy comestibles such as a pesto chicken panini ($8), a spinach salad ($7), or a California turkey sandwich ($7.50).

1 N Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Earth House Café is operated by Earth House Collective, a group of activists, artists, and musicians dedicated to bolstering the local and global community with culture and wellness. Its 12-ounce, all-organic coffees are locally roasted by Bjava Coffee and always French pressed, ensuring a thicker, more flavorful brew, with some sediment. Café connoisseurs can slurp the sweet, floral notes of the Guatemala roast ($2.50), the heavy, earthy tones of Papua New Guinea ($2.50), or the full-bodied heft of Sumatra ($2.95).

237 N East St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Natural Born Juicers Corey and Laura Beatus purée a menu of flora-filled vegan concoctions using as many organic and local ingredients as possible. The Spring Cleaner hordes plentiful amounts of apple, lemon, ginger, and cayenne pepper ($5–$6). A compendium of verdant veggies including kale, parsley, and swiss chard fills the Ultimate Greens ($6–$7). Smoothies bulk up their juicy brethren with a vast selection of blended fruits, nuts, milks, and goodies such as maple syrup, bee pollen, and granola. The Protein Junkie offers a complete meal's worth of strawable eats, including fruits, cider, protein powder, and your choice of almond or soy milk ($5–$6). Committed to being more transparent than the invisible man's monocle, Natural Born Juicers features extensive nutritional information on its website.

222 E Market St
Indianapolis,
IN
US