Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee and café fare at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, housed in a historic 1860s building in Shelbyville. Patrons can plop into cushy armchairs and breathe in sweet, WiFi-infused oxygen as they gaze into the swirling depths of a dark-roasted coffee or peruse fully stocked shelves of used and new books. The café's drink list sports both steamed and chilled concoctions, including classic and flavor-injected espressos, cappuccinos, mochas, and lattes. Lonely stomachs in need of a solid support system can latch on to honey-nut oatmeal ($2.45) or a freshly baked scone ($1.95), while liquid loyalists can pledge morning allegiance to a strawberry, chai, or piña-colada blender ($3.45+).
Eighty-five percent of Urbanspooners recommend Sixth and Main Coffeehouse:
- This place is a gem. The guys who run sixth and main are doing more than just selling coffee. They promote literature, support local artists, and treat customers like old friends. It's a true cornerstone of downtown shelbyville's cultural renewal. – jkc