Must Visit Coffee Shops Around The Region

Whether you’re looking for a trendy hipster location or more of a quiet small-town café, the Region has more than their fair share of places for a caffeine fix.  Stop by any of these must visit locations and you’re sure to find your perfect brew!

FLUID Coffee Bar

A locally owned and modern coffee roasting lab in Northwest Indiana serving freshly roasted single-origin pour-overs and experimental coffee concoctions in “The Region".  FLUID Coffee welcomes EVERYONE and serves all-day brunch with vegan options plus some locally baked goods. You'll catch owners Alison and Chuck behind the bar serving drinks often and when they're not out exploring the NWI community, they're looking for ways to support other local business, artists and non-profits.   Must try: Voodoo Latte which is made with espresso, peanut butter and a chocolate reduction.

 Locations in Valparaiso and Michigan City (Location #3 coming soon!)

Dagger Mountain Roastery

This renovated storage garage is full of seasoned baristas, single origin black coffees, exclusively vegan espresso drinks, vegan baked goods, and their beloved Probat UG15 coffee roaster, all in a quiet chill atmosphere.  Chances are you've seen the infamous 'bee wall' on Instagram a time or two and when the weather is cooperative their garage doors make this spot one exceptional place to stop.  Their goal is to create a space where you can get a fully immersive specialty coffee experience in the region and they're doing it just fine. Must try:  An iced Miel made with espresso, oat milk, agave, cinnamon and if you're lucky, an animal cracker.

Located in Valparaiso

Blackbird Café

Blackbird Cafe is a true local coffee shop and Valparaiso's longest running cafe.   They've graced their downtown  location since 2009 and it's the kind of place where the baristas remember both your name and your order.  From bagels to an assortment of sandwiches, it's a great place to stop in for a bite.   Must try: Blackbird Blend coffee!

Located in Valparaiso

Uptown Café

The Uptown Café is a socially responsible and community-focused coffee house and café. An independent, locally owned and operated café serving Fair Trade and Organic coffees and teas.  Plus some of the best salads and lunch menu in the area!  They also support the local art community by rotating art from different artists in the area.  Must try: Voodoo Salad made with jerk chicken and a sesame ginger vinaigrette!

Located in Valparaiso and Crown Point

Café Fresco

For them coffee is not just a light, medium, or dark roast. It’s not just from a nameless producer in Colombia or Brazil, it's about the sense of community that comes along with your experience.  From their 'community love' blend coffee that directly supports the local community to their coffee sleeves that sport different words of encouragement on every cup.  Good people doing good things here.  Must try:  Jamaican Iced Coffee!

Located in Crown Point

Steam Whistle Coffee Roasters

A locally owned and operated coffee shop and roastery. They specialize in Fair Trade, Organic Coffee! They also add excellent bakery items, including keto friendly options- most made from scratch in house! They carry Rise'n Roll Doughnuts, Anna's Kombucha, Mother Wilma's Marshmallows and various other local artisan products. Must try: Pecan Barrel Aged Coffee!

Located in Crown Point

Sip Coffee House

Sip Coffee House is a funky place to hang out, meet your friends for lunch or have a productive work day.  They serve a full Espresso Bar, loose tea bar and a great lunch menu.   Must try: French Onion Soup!

Located in Crown Point, Highland, and Cedar Lake coming soon

Grindhouse Café

A multi-roaster cafe with a focus on NWI and Chicago roasters. Their in-house pastry chef keeps a killer rotation of offerings baked daily, because they know that you like to keep it fresh. Their sandwich menu is creative and inspired from years of culinary experience with something always good on special.  Must try: The Luchador, a mocha latte with cinnamon and cayenne!

Located in Griffith

Lakeshore Coffee

Serving the finest coffees on the shores of Lake Michigan since 1997.  Right across from Lighthouse Mall they're brewing Allegro coffees and a cafe menu year round.  Must try:  Citrus Green Tea with Tangerine!

Located in Michigan City

The Librarium Café

Go enjoy a Butter brew, play a board game or read a book from the community shelf, and feel right at home. They are a traditional cafe, serving coffee and espresso-based drinks. They also carry a wide variety of other drinks and all their baked goods are made in house.  Must try:  their selection of tarts!

Located in Hobart

Comfort Roast Coffee House

This family owned and operated coffee shop and cafe sets out with the goal to make you feel like you're home.  Their menu spans from flavored frappes, drip coffee, espresso drinks and loose leaf tea plus they're serving up scratch made soups and sandwiches! Must try: Caramel Macchiato, good both hot and iced!

Located in Whiting