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Coffee shops and study spots to visit in Indy

Dec 8, 2021

Indianapolis is home to many cool local coffee shops and restaurants. This semester, we tried some that can give you the caffeine boost and even offer great places to study. Here are some of the neat spots we found, all within a 10-minute drive from campus!

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Title text “Explore Indy Coffee Shops.” Fade to title slide with “The Amp” written on the screen. Video showing the outside of the Amp building. On-screen text reads “The Amp is full of restaurants and study spaces right off of Indiana Avenue.” Video pans showing tables and multiple vendors inside. The front of Tinker Coffee Co. On-screen text reads “Show your Crimson Card at Tinker Coffee Co. and size up for free!” Close up shot of coffee. Video moves to Punkin’s Pies Sweet Treats. On-screen text says “Visit Punkin’s Pies for a sweet treat.” Close up of cake pops and white chocolate turtles. Outside of Frankie’s Pizza Parlor. On-screen text: “Stop by Frankie’s for New York City style pizza.” Video of pizza racks, and slices of cheese and pepperoni pizza. On-screen text: “Tag IUPUI the net time you visit the Amp!” Title slide: “Gallery Pastry Bar.” Video of walking into the Gallery Pastry Bar. On-screen text: “Check out Gallery Pastry Bar with me!” Inside the restaurant, high top tables and a blueberry pastry. On-screen text: They’re located on Pennsylvania Avenue.” Bakers decorating cakes. On-screen text: “You can watch them bake from the restaurant.” Close up of a pumpkin pastry. On-screen text: “be sure to get a fall pastry while you’re there!” Title slide: “Lincoln Lane Coffeehouse.” Walking into Lincoln Lane Coffeehouse. On-screen text: “Check out Lincoln Lane Coffeehouse near Fountain Square.” Video of cookies and a barista making a latte. On-screen text: “plenty of space to study and hangout with friends.” Pan across large room with tables and chairs. On-screen text: Upstairs is a co-working space available for $50 a month. Members get free prints and free coffee.” Title slide: “Parlor Public House.”Have you checked out Parlor Public House yet?” Barista making a coffee drink. “On-screen text: You have to try the Paul Bunyan latte.” Video of vegetables, pita bread, and hors d’oeuvre. Upstairs space with couches. On-screen text: “There’s even a study space upstairs for a quieter spot.” Pan of inside the restaurant. On-screen text: “Show your Crimson Card for 10% off!” Title slide: “Command Coffee.” Wipe to Command Coffee entrance. On-screen text: “Command Coffee is new to Fall Creek Parkway.” Video of employee making a breakfast sandwich. On-screen text: “They have great breakfast sandwiches.” Dog eating a pup cup in the drive-thru. On-screen text: “And a drive-thru when you’re on the go.” Pan of various salads. On-screen text: “There are healthy food options from local food partners.” Barista making lattes. On-screen text: “And seasonal lattes (try the toasted marshmallow!)” Finished ice latte. Employee stamping a rewards card. On-screen text: “Fill up a rewards card and get free coffee!” Title slide: “Quills Coffee.” Pan of Quills Coffee sign. On-screen text: “Did you know that Quills Coffee is right off the canal?” Video of the inside of the restaurant. On-screen text: It’s a ten-minute walk from campus!” Shot of the counter as a barista brings out a latte. On-screen text: They have great seasonal lattes, like the iced maple spice.” Video of tables and couches inside. On-screen text: “So much study space!” Sweatshirts and bag coffee. On-screen text: “Lookout for their new merch dropping soon. Take a break from campus and go visit!” Fade to black and closing slide that reads “IUPUI,”


Quills Coffee cup

The Amp

The Amp is walking distance from campus. It features 20 vendors with a wide variety including burgers, pastries and poke bowls. For a caffeine boost, try Tinker Coffee. Students get to size up for free! They will also have special menu items for finals week. 

  • Where: 220 Waterway Blvd.,
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Gallery Pastry Bar

Gallery Pastry Bar is a 10-minute drive from campus, located across from Gainbridge Fieldhouse. It has homestyle and breakfast food options, as well as various pastries and drinks. It’s a nice atmosphere to sit and chat with friends, and you can watch bakers decorate the pastries.

  • Where: 110 S. Pennsylvania St., Suite B.
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Mondays.

Lincoln Lane Coffee Co.

Lincoln Lane has various coffee options and pastries, as well as lots of space to hang out with friends or study. It has several games to play and a laundromat attached. It also has a co-working space upstairs, which is $50 a month for students and includes free Lincoln Lane coffee.

  • Where: 516 Lincoln St.
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to– 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday; closed Sundays.

Parlor Public House

Parlor Public House is a great location to study and get a special seasonal coffee (or handcrafted drinks in the evening). Enjoy the ambiance and greenery downstairs, or find a quiet spot to study upstairs. Students can show their CrimsonCard for a 10% discount.

  • Where: 600 E. Ohio St., Suite B.
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to noon Thursday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays.

Command Coffee

Command Coffee is a five-minute drive from campus. It has various coffee drinks, breakfast sandwiches and healthy food options from local businesses. It also features a drive-thru for people on the go.

  • Where: 2910 N. College Ave.
  • Hours: 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Quills Coffee

Quills Coffee is right off the canal and is a 10-minute walk from campus. It has lots of study space and serves specialty coffees and pastries. You can buy bags of coffee to take home as well.

  • Where: 335 W. Ninth St.
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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