Visiting Carmel, Indiana was a lovely adventure. While in the city, I scoured for the best coffee shops there and came up with a list that covers a range of coffee shops offering a unique variety of coffee blends, pastries, and other typicals of a coffee shop.
If you plan to visit Carmel or you’re moving there, here are ten coffee shops in Carmel you should try out.
10 Best Coffee Shops in Carmel, Indiana
- No Label At The Table
- Capstone Cafe & Bookstore
- Tinker Coffee Co. Roastery
- Just Love Coffee Cafe
- 1832 Brew Espresso Bar
- Rose & Lois
- Stacco House by Mammamia
- Cafe Patachou
- First Watch
- Indie Coffee Roasters
No Label At The Table
This coffee shop is a favorite, I assure you. They claim to be a food company and I can’t argue their stance. At No Label At The Table, there is a variety of gluten and dairy-free options.
I have not seen a coffee shop yet that has more vegan options than No Label At The Table. It is the ideal spot if you want to eat healthy.
Their menu is so rich aside from gluten-free options it has cakes, cookies and cookie cakes, cupcakes, specialty cakes, soups, muffins, brownies, treats, breads, and pies.
Capstone Cafe & Bookstore
Many people visit coffee shops not only to take coffee but to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the day, read a book, and just relax. If you fall in this category of people and find yourself in Carmel, Indiana, this is one coffee shop to visit.
Capstone Cafe & Bookstore is a fine combination of delicious coffee and great books. The interior of the cafe is brightly lit and there are comfortable chairs that make studying or relaxing possible.
Location: 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy Suite 1, Carmel, IN 46033
Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm; Saturday from 8am to 6:30pm; Sunday from 8am to 12:30pm
Phone: (317) 566-9132
Website: Capstone Cafe
Social Media: Facebook and Instagram
Tinker Coffee Co. Roastery
Tinker Coffee Co. sources coffee beans from farms around the world. The coffee shop prioritizes excellence and innovation which can be felt and tasted when you drink coffee from any of the beans sold there.
There’s no provision for seating and drinking coffee at Tinker Coffee Co. so I recommend this as a coffee shop to get your coffee beans. Subscription plans are also offered where members can enjoy discounts on every patronage.
Just Love Coffee Cafe
Coffee shops that let me have breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner are the best in my opinion. Just Love Coffee Cafe is one coffee shop in this review that matches my perspective of a good coffee shop.
They make hand-brewed specialty coffee and signature lattes. From a designated breakfast menu to salads, sandwiches, sweets and treats, and chicken recipes, if you need coffee with a hearty meal, try Just Love Coffee Cafe.
1832 Brew Espresso Bar
When 1832 Brew Espresso Bar came up on my radar, I was intrigued because I thought the coffee shop started in 1832. The coffee shop was not started in 1832 but was established in honor of the Wabash College that started in 1832.
1832 Brew Espresso Bar serves the community of Carmel high-quality coffee at affordable prices. It is popular among locals because it has become a place where members of the community meet to relax, study, or host small meetings.
Location: 111 W Main St Suite 130, Carmel, IN 46032
Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday from 8am to 9pm
Phone: (317) 564-8158
Website: 1832 Brew Espresso Bar
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Rose & Lois
Rose & Lois is usually busy but when I visited the staff at the coffee shop were super fast and courteous. If you are a digital nomad and would like to work while you take coffee, Rose & Lois have cozy and comfortable chairs and tables.
It has a nice outdoor setting which was cool too. If you do not want to dine in, you can order and pick up from the drive-thru.
Location: 7249 E 146th St #110, Carmel, IN 46033
Working Hours: Monday from 8am to 1pm; Tuesday to Friday from 7am to 3pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 3pm
Phone: (317) 597-5118
Website: Rose & Lois
Social Media: Facebook and Instagram
Stacco House by Mammamia
For both quality and quantity, I’d recommend Stacco. Their prices are very reasonable and they could pass as the cheapest coffee shop in this review.
Everything here gives off Italian vibes and if you want to experience some of Italy’s gelatos, wines, pastries, and light bites, then visit Stacco House by Mammamia.
Cafe Patachou is an award-winning restaurant. It is known in Carmel for its breakfast and lunch options. Their meals are made to perfection and served in eclectic plates and bright digs.
One meal that stood out for me was the Mexican breakfast with chicken salad and broken yolk sandwich. If you want a hearty breakfast or lunch with fair-trade coffee, Cafe Patachou is the place to go
First Watch is all about eating healthy and coffee. Almost everything served at First Watch is fresh and healthy. It is a great place to get coffee and a meal to kickstart your day and lunch during the break. From omelets to salads, soups, French Toast, egg sandwiches, and more.
Indie Coffee Roasters
When it comes to aesthetics and interior decor, Indie Coffee Roasters are one of the best in Carmel. While at the coffee shop, I found it a cozy location to get my hands busy and I quickly created some drafts with my PC. They are a single origin, specialty coffee roaster and their coffee is incredibly delicious.
Which coffee shops in Carmel IN are dog friendly?
Just Love Coffee Cafe, and Uptown Cafe are both dog friendly coffee shops in Carmel, IN that won’t send you away if you come to grab a cup with your dog.
Is First Watch a nationwide chain?
Yes. First Watch is considered a nationwide chain of coffee shops as it has 420 locations in 28 states of the United States.
What forms of payment are accepted at 1832 Brew Espresso Bar?
Customers at 1832 Brew Espresso Bar can pay with credit cards, debit cards, and cash.
In my opinion, the coffee shops in Carmel, Indiana have very healthy food options. Their coffee tastes great and if you’re visiting, you can eat healthy while you enjoy delicious coffee. As you can see, the 10 coffee shops listed above have a lot in common. But each one also has its own unique stories to tell, and particular items worth recommending.
I hope that you were able to find something to enjoy at each of these establishments. Happy aloha friends.