Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton, Indiana couldn’t be more hip and happening. Look at the painted red and white ceiling, working record player to provide a bit of background noise, and styling chairs. Get a load of that artsy vibe.
Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton, Indiana
Oh, yeah. This is a really fun and cozy local hangout. I would sit there and not leave. Between the coffee, the food, and the feel of the place, who could blame me?
Homemade baked goods line the glass case. Muffins, cookies and other sweet treats tempt your taste buds. And these baked goods are available even for those of you with special dietary needs.
Gluten-free bread, rolls, bagels, and even muffins and cookies, as well as vegetarian and vegan-friendly items, Red Cup Cafe and Deli has something for everyone. It’s wonderful to see a business that carefully maintains a menu selection that is inclusive and delicious.
Chesterton, Indiana Coffee Shop
They may be known for amazing quiche but what would a coffee shop be without a great selection of coffee? This Porter County coffee shop certainly has a great selection.
You’ll find the usual drinks: chai tea, espresso, mocha, cappuccino and so on as well as specialty coffee from Chicago roaster Metropolis. Are you familiar with that brand? It’s fabulous. I love the story behind it too. You see, the dad (Jeff) was an Indonesian Language Professor at the University of Washington-Seattle in the 1990s. Every day he would stop by a coffee shop. Over time, he got to know the master roaster and the coffee buyer–and began to learn about roasting coffee.
The son, Tony, finished up his Philosophy degree in the 1990s. He, too, began to learn how to roast coffee. It was only natural that they would eventually team up and create a father-son family coffee roasting company. That was in 2001. The doors to their small batch artisan roasting business opened in Chicago in 2003 and now, here we are–with Red Cup Coffee in Chesterton using their beans in 2013. I love when businesses support other family-owned businesses.
Combined with changing specials, soups, and a menu that focuses on fresh (muffins are made that day, every day), and you’ve got another great dining option in downtown Chesterton, Indiana. My recommendation? If you want to watch the world go by, grab one of the seats outside. Otherwise, soak up the crazy cool atmosphere inside.
It’s not every day that you see a record player in use. That should certainly help clue you into the warm charm of this unique Indiana coffee shop. Make the trip to Red Cup Cafe in downtown Chesterton, Indiana for a fine selection and great service.
Do you want to know the day’s specials, any store hour changes, and special events? I thought so. Simply head over to the Red Cup Cafe and Deli Facebook Page.
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Red Cup Cafe and Deli
Chesterton, IN 46304
Red Cup Cafe and Deli Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7 AM – 8 PM
Saturday: 7 AM – 4 PM
As always, please call ahead to verify hours before making a special trip.
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