In the throes of a wicked caffeine craving? You’re in luck! Richmond and Wayne County house a number of friendly cafes and coffee shops serving up java, joe, lattes and espresso-based beverages just the way you like them, along with tasty pastries, baked goods and other distinctive treats. Here’s the buzz.
Just south of where S.R. 1 crosses I-70, Café Neo accompanies its Greek-style coffee with “loukoumades,” bite-sized yeast donuts soaked in honey and sprinkled with chopped walnuts, cinnamon and powdered sugar. (Other tempting toppings include maple syrup, bacon, Nutella, peanut butter and glazed strawberries.) The coffee itself is uniquely prepared using a traditional hovoli brewing process that uses a hot plate on top of heated sand to ultimately create a creamy espresso-like top layer in your cup. Customers can also purchase bags of Café Neo’s private-blend coffee beans to grind at home.
In nearby downtown Cambridge City, King’s Café and Bakery provides an inviting rest stop during treasure-hunting excursions along Antique Alley. Sit back, relax and recharge with an Americano, a chai latte or a refreshing frappe to wash down a fresh, made from scratch gigantic cinnamon roll, muffin or cookie.
Roscoe’s Coffee Bar & Tap Room sits pretty in Richmond’s Historic Depot District, brewing up a wide selection of organic fair-trade coffees and teas as it simultaneously pours from a deep inventory of wines and craft beers. Customers are welcome to break out a board game while noshing on a sandwich or some ice cream at this unique café/taproom/wine bar hybrid.
Another morning fixture, family-owned and operated Bismarck Donuts & Coffee prepares fresh donuts, sausage rolls, Danishes, cookies, fritters and other baked goods on a daily basis with hot or cold coffees and lattes. Customers have the choice of dining in the small shop, grabbing goodies to go, or ordering via the drive through. And 5th Street Coffee & Bagels in the charming Old Richmond Court is part of the regionally renowned Molina family of restaurants that claims the Old Richmond Inn, Galo’s Italian Grill, and Ainsley’s Café and Harbor Bar. This European bistro-style coffee shop keeps its loyal clientele coming back with flavored coffee drinks, fresh breads baked on site daily, scones and sandwiches.
Caffeinate while you shop at Artisans and Java, located next door to the Warm Glow Candle Outlet at the I-70 Centerville exit. The Boston Stokers coffee is always on, and the wares for sale — furniture, home décor items, paintings, pottery, jewelry, bath products, gifts and more — are all created by local Indiana makers.
To learn more about where to find a good cup of coffee in Richmond and Wayne County, visit our coffee, bakery and ice cream directory!