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Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton

Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton, Indiana couldn’t be more hip and happening. Look at the painted red and white ceiling, record player, and styling chairs and get a load of that artsy vibe.

Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton, Indiana

Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton, Indiana
Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton, Indiana Community Bulletin Board

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 breads, rolls, bagels, and even muffins and cookies as well as vegetarian and vegan friendly items, Red Cup Cafe has something for everyone. It’s wonderful to see a business that carefully maintains a menu selection that lets everyone be included.

Chesterton, Indiana Coffee Shop

Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton, Indiana Exterior
Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton, Indiana Exterior

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.

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It’s not every day that you see a record player in use. That should certainly help clue you in to 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 Facebook Page.

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Red Cup Cafe
115 Broadway
Chesterton, IN 46304
Monday – Saturday: 7 AM – 4 PM
As always, please call ahead to verify hours before making a special trip.

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About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.

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