A tour of Indianapolis, IN’s beverages

A coffee with swan latte art

Tell us who does better latte art than Mansion Society. We’ll wait. | Photo via @mansionsocietyindy

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Even if you’ve lived in the Circle City for years, there’s no way you’ve tried every corner café. To help you get the most out of #DrinkUpIndy, we’ve rounded up locations that serve everything from freshly brewed coffee and tea to blended smoothies.

☕️ Mansion Society | 202 Steeples Blvd.

Vintage meets tasty. For Drink Up Week the store will offer the extra zesty “Indycicle” as a nod to INDYtoday (that’s us). The drink features an orange-infused cold brew with brown sugar syrup — get it during happy hour from 2-6 p.m. when all lattes are $5.

🫖 Tea’s Me | 140 E. 22 St. Ste. B & 3967 N. Illinois St.

The tea of the month is Tropical Cyclone — a green tea with notes of mango + passion fruit — picked since July is owner Tamika Catchings’s birthday month and this is her favorite drink. Both locations are offering 25% off bulk tea orders in house or online. DYK: the former Fever basketball champion and Olympic Gold medalist first opened Tea’s Me in 2017.

☕️ Gold Leaf Savory & Sweet | 1901 E. 46 St.

This spot has a little bit of everything — from its full-service espresso bar to its freshly made pastries + snacks. On Fri., July 29 the shop will host its Art Showcase to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Plus, Gold Leaf is offering up a special Drink Up Week beverage called “Brace For Impact,” which includes nitro cold brew + Boulder Beer’s Shake Chocolate Porter.

Two iced tea beverages

Did you know you can choose your level of sweetness at Latea? | Photo via @latealounge

🧋 Latea | 530 Massachusetts Ave., Ste. 180

The Ube Cream Brulee will be available as a sweet + delicious limited time offer, made with comic creators Tubby Nugget. Pro tip: If that special drink doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, try Latea’s most popular drink — Roasted Brown Sugar Milk Tea, and add some made-in-house boba if you’re feeling fancy.

☕️ Calvin Fletchers | 647 Virginia Ave.

While they primarily serve up coffee along the Cultural Trail, Calvin Fletchers’ house-roasted coffee can also be found at Goose the Market, Parlor Public House, Wildwood Market, and Lincoln Lane Coffee.

🍹 Parched | 9922 E. Washington St.

This sustainable smoothie shop has a variety of tropical, veggie, chocolate, and nutty drinks to choose from. For Drink Up Week, try its new concoction, “The 405” — named after the traffic-heavy CA highway. A smoothie to sip on when you’re on the move, whether it’s to a vacation destination or the office, it has cold brew coffee, cherries, avocado + cocoa powder.

Ready to get on the grind and complete the Tour de Indy yourself? Tag us in your photos on social media with #DrinkUpIndy.

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