If you’re a coffee shop connoisseur, Northwest Indiana is the place to be! Check out this list of some of the unique coffee shops from all around the region.
Sip Coffee House
Hobart, Crown Point, Cedar Lake and Highland
Sip has four locations: Hobart, Highland, Cedar Lake and Crown Point. All locations have delicious coffee creations with fun flavors like rose and cinnamon roll! Sip also serves delicious breakfast and lunch all day as well as teas and smoothies.
Steamwhistle Coffee Roasters
Steamwhistle is a small-batch coffee shop with lots of take-home goodies. A small batch coffee shop means that they roast their coffee in small amounts at a time so it is always fresh. You may have seen them in their traveling coffee shop known as “Betty” as well! Stop in for coffee or light bites for breakfast or lunch.
Blackbird Café is the longest-running coffee shop in Valparaiso. Stop in for their classic coffees, seasonal creations, Italian sodas and more. They also have more than three dozen varieties of loose-leaf teas. If you come hungry, they also have food items like soup, quiches, and other small bites.
Café Fresco is located in Crown Point focuses not only on good coffee but also on doing good for others. Café Fresco has the goal of giving back to the community as much as they can to those who are less fortunate. This café has coffee, boba teas, refreshers, pastries and more. If you can't decide what to get, try a coffee flight!
Located in Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, Gary
Follow the enticing aroma of freshly ground gourmet coffee to Constant Grind. Order a latte, espresso or a refreshing iced drink to go with a freshly baked croissant, tart, sinfully delicious pastries or specialty sandwiches. **Please note, to enter Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana including any of their dining venues, you must be at least 21 years of age and must provide a valid form of photo ID.
This coffee roastery in Valparaiso roasts its own coffee and offers a coffee subscription service so you can try new coffee every month. Check out Dagger Mountain's coffee shop counter for a nice to-go experience with amazing coffee creations!
Fluid Coffee Roasters
Michigan City, Crown Point and Valparaiso
Fluid's modern coffee roasting lab serves single-origin pour-over coffee as well as experimental coffee concoctions. With four locations (two in Valpo) you can find one to try near you. They also stay stocked with local goods including vegan food options.
Griffith and Whiting
If you're looking for fun cafe food and drink options check out Grindhouse Cafe. This cafe is currently offering carryout and sells an assortment of different bagged coffees and pastries for you to take home! They are always coming up with new specials so you can keep coming back to try something different.
Old Dog Coffee House
Keeping Lowell caffeinated, this coffee shop has everything from specialty coffees and teas to smoothies and light snacks. Old Dog carries coffee roasts from local roasteries like Dagger Mountain, Smuggler’s, Steamwhistle and many others.
Smalltown Coffee Company is roasting coffee for all your favorite restaurants and local businesses and offers delicious drinks and bites. Stop in for an expresso and a scone or for their weekend brunch. Sign up for their coffee subscription and get bags of coffee for you to try at home.
In Stores, Roastery Based in Northwest Indiana
Smuggler’s Coffee Roastery has multiple unique roasts that they make, including those that are aged in bourbon barrels. No worries, the coffee soaks up the flavor with none of the alcohol. You can also try their flavored coffees like apple pie and pumpkin spice. You can find their coffees online and in local coffee shops like Grindhouse, Old Dog, and more!
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