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I Visited 5 Locally Owned Coffee Shops in Indiana-Here Are My Thoughts

Over fall break I decided that it would be fun to try out different coffee shops in Indianapolis. One because I love coffee and two because I am in search of new study spots for when I’m home. Here are 5 coffee shops I visited and my thoughts on them! 

  1. MOTW Coffee & Pastries 

MOTW (Muslims Of The World) is a coffee shop best known for their Biscoff Latte and Yemeni Chai Latte! They are non-profit and have raised money for various humanitarian causes. They have two locations in Indiana, one downtown Indianapolis and the other in Fishers. 

I absolutely loved their Biscoff Latte and can’t wait to go back home to try out the Yemeni Chai Latte.I also love the fact that they are open until midnight on the weekends!! 

  1. Provider 

Provider is located near downtown Indianapolis. They have unique latte’s such as the Butterscotch Latte, Pistachio Latte, and the Ginger Latte The butterscotch latte that I tried was great! They also sell breakfast sandwiches so if you’re ever looking for a cute brunch place this would be a good option. If you’re 21 and older, Provider also sells “Long Drinks” which are cocktails they make with an added twist. They describe them as “A tall, refreshing cocktail-usually fizzy. A patio sipper.” I love the patio space they have, it’s definitely a nice place to study at when the weather is nice.

  1. Amberson Coffee & Grocer 

Amberson is located in Fountain Square. They are best known for their Horchata latte and Date latte. They don’t use plastic cups or straws at this location, instead they use glass mason jars! If you bring back the mason jar (cleaned) you get $1.00 off your next drink. They also sell groceries like meat, cheese, jams, etc…from local grocers. I loved their Date latte and will definitely be back to try out their Horchata latte! 

  1. Bovaconti

Bovaconti is located in Fountain Square and became my go-to study spot over fall break. Their season drink, Fireside, instantly became my favorite! Their Cafe Miel will most likely become my go to when the seasonal winter drinks aren’t available. The location they are in once was what was known as Bovaconti Jewelers. They kept a lot of the old elements of the building which gives it a unique look, such as the brick walls that date back to the 1850’s! 

  1. The Mocha Nut Coffee Shop 

The Mocha Nut is located in the Southport/Greenwood area. They are a small local coffee shop that has the cutest rustic theme decor. I tried their seasonal Candy Cane Mocha and loved it! They have usual coffee like the pour over, espresso, latte’s, and more. They also have baked goods like their banana bread (which is a customer favorite), chocolate chip cookies, and more. They also have an app where you can pre-order your drink for pick-up or curbside pick-up! 

Hi! My name is Nayeli Torres-Ochoa. I am a junior and neuroscience major at DePauw University. I love coffee, traveling, writing, and reading.