Fort Wayne, Indiana is home to many great places to both eat and drink. Coffee shops around the city are places to build community and connect with all types of people. Stop at these local coffee shops before you begin your day or stop by for an afternoon pick-me-up. 

Exploring Fort Wayne, you’ll discover that the coffee shops have distinct identities but will always provide exceptional service with the same, great passion.

Muffin from Bon Bon's Coffee

The Best Coffee Shops in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Bon Bon’s Coffee

Relaxing at its best, Bon Bon’s Coffee delivers a soothing, warm atmosphere. Many who frequent this place will agree that the atmosphere is so positive and enlightening.

Bon Bon’s Coffee not only has great coffee options but also shakes, smoothies, and tea. The “Shoaff Shake” is one of their iconic shakes. Decorated with espresso and tasty chocolate, this is a wonderful treat for an afternoon or evening treat. Also, Bon Bon’s serves mouth-watering baked goods! Take a peek at the muffins, if you insist. Blueberry, lemon raspberry, double chocolate, or many other flavors make the perfect pairing with your drink. 

Explore one of their select locations and take a deep breath of relaxation:

5712 Maplecrest Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46835

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 — Purdue Fort Wayne

7952 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804 — Inside Lutheran Orthopedic Hospital

2520 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 — Dupont Hospital

United Coffee Mixed Berries Waffle

United Coffee

Upon entering United Coffee, you'll be transported to the streets of Italy. With a European-inspired style, United Coffee serves decadent drinks including Italian espressos and delicious treats like the Liege waffles.

United Coffee has space to meet one-on-one or to chat with a group of friends. One of the most remarkable elements you’ll notice about United Coffee is the tan, minimalist design style. 

Make your next visit for coffee at United Coffee: 

6447 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Firefly Coffee House - Fort Wayne, IN

Firefly Coffee House

Firefly Coffee House is a quaint, chipper coffee shop that hosts both indoor and outdoor patio seating. You’ll find plenty of local art showcased as well as many different colors decorating the walls around Firefly. You'll love the chill atmosphere with string lights. The patio has a great amount of shade and is a great place for a relaxing evening. Firefly not only serves coffee but sandwiches, soups, cakes, and plenty more. 

Make your next catch-up time with your friend at Firefly:

3523 N Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805​

The artistic ability of the baristas at Fortezza Coffee is evident in these coffee stacks.

Fortezza Coffee

If you’re seeking a coffee shop in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Fortezza is your spot. Take in the downtown area while sipping a Blueberry Tea (my favorite) or perhaps, plan your brunch at this hotspot. Snag a window seat for the perfect spot to take in downtown Fort Wayne.

Discover macarons (very tasty), friendship, drinks, and food at Fortezza Coffee: 

819 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Mocha Lounge Coffee

Mocha Lounge

Specialty drinks, iced coffees, pastries, and much more are available at Mocha Lounge. Designed for both smaller and larger groups, this establishment now has locations in north and southwest Fort Wayne. The indoor, simple interiors make it a fantastic hot spot to meet up. Also, this is one of a select few coffee shops in Fort Wayne with a drive-thru! 

Create a community and make a visit to Mocha Lounge soon to explore one of their amazing seasonal drinks and/or made-to-order breakfast sandwiches: 

6511 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

4635 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Conjure Coffee Cafe - Fort Wayne, IN

Conjure Coffee

Conjure Coffee is home to an amazing roastery and social space. This coffee shop has a modern and simple design making it perfect for your creativity to travel. Lakeside Park is only a few blocks away from Conjure's roastery. Enjoy your drink of choice to go and enjoy a walk in the beautiful park. Or, visit their spot inside the Botanical Conservatory, and stay warm with a walk through the indoor gardens. Conjure's drinks are artfully made and created with nothing short of passion. Visiting this pleasant roastery and cafe will only brighten your day! Take your pick between their three locations.

Extend your downtown exploration by stopping into Conjure Coffee: 

701 Columbia Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

1100 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 — Inside the Botanical Conservatory!

3710 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 — Drive-thru available

Blueberry Lavender Lemonade from The Friendly Fox

Friendly Fox

Anytime I walk into the Friendly Fox, I feel like I’m at home. Maybe it’s because of its location being right in the middle of the lovely Southwood Park neighborhood, I just really love it.

A warm, inviting place for all to enjoy, order one of their scrumptious wraps and sandwiches alongside a refreshing glass of their housemade lemonade. You’re certainly in for a treat! With an assorted menu of specialty drinks and espresso, you can enjoy yourself a cup of whatever your heart desires. Plus, their seasonal drink menus always hit the spot.

Visit a neighborhood favorite and make memories for breakfast, lunch, or dinner:

4001 S Wayne Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807

old crown drip coffee

Old Crown

With an extensive food and drink menu, you'll find exactly what you're looking for at Old Crown Coffee Roasters. Their menu includes a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, coffee, specialty drinks, and tasty treats. Grab your cup of coffee and take a seat in their artistic dining space or even outside on their wonderful patio. How does some freshly brewed coffee in the North Anthony Corridor sound? 

Get a taste of the unique experiences at Old Crown Coffee Roasters today: 

3417 N Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Exterior view of restaurants Nawa, Utopian Coffee, and Landing Beer Company at The Landing Historic District in Fort Wayne

Utopian Coffee + Kitchen

After roasting coffee in Fort Wayne and distributing nationally for roughly 15 years, Utopian Coffee + Kitchen opened a truly delightful spot on The Landing—a cultural, historic district coming back to life in downtown Fort Wayne. The cafe is a hotspot for coffee lovers, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. The coffee beans are grown worldwide and roasted in-house. Find your new favorite roast, or try one of the many espresso-based drinks, and enjoy it alongside breakfast, lunch, or brunch from the kitchen.

Check out the modern vibe and find the perfect cup of coffee at Utopian Coffee + Kitchen:

118 W Columbia St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Pumpkin Spice Latte at the Clyde Club Room in Fort Wayne

Crescendo Coffee & More

Discover Crescendo Coffee & More at Quimby Village, next to The Clyde Theatre and The Club Room at The Clyde. In the morning, this cool spot serves Utopian Coffee (yes, the Utopian mentioned above), a wide variety of hot or iced teas, delicious breakfast sandwiches made in-house, and mouthwatering pastries from local bakeries and donut shops. Later in the day, swing by for an afternoon coffee pick-me-up, and try the handcrafted pizzas and sandwiches, ice cream, and other homemade treats! With the same owners, Crescendo Coffee & More and The Club Room share a spacious outdoor patio, so you can enjoy your morning brew in the open air.

Try Crescendo Coffee & More at Quimby Village, just outside of downtown Fort Wayne:

1806 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809

Interior view of Kanela coffee shop in Fort Wayne


Right next to The Landing in downtown Fort Wayne, Kanela offers delicious blended drinks, juices, coffee, and bites. Grab a seat by the window as you enjoy your breakfast and coffee with a great view of downtown. Of course, if coffee is not your thing, they have 4 different juices to keep you energized, as well as tea and smoothies. Feeling hungry? They have everything from donuts and sweet treats to breakfast sandwiches and more.

Pull up a seat or grab something to-go at Kanela near The Landing:

618 Harrison St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Davey's Delicious Bagels & Coffee

Start your morning with the best at Davey's Delicious Bagels! Located at the corner of Washington and Broadway, browse the menu for some fantastic options. Davey's serves up incredible steamed bagel sandwiches that you simply have to try! Save time and place your bagel order online in advance. Pair it with freshly-brewed coffee (proudly serving Utopian Coffee) to get your day started right. Your cup o' joe deserves a delicious breakfast companion!

Check out Davey's Delicious Bagels & Coffee in downtown Fort Wayne:

1006 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Black Forest Cat Cafe

A unique cafe has entered the Fort Wayne coffee scene: The Black Forest Cat Cafe! Anyone is welcome to come enjoy an espresso or tea in the café, where you can watch through the windows to see cats at play in the Cat Lounge. Or, you can book a 55-minute spot INSIDE the Cat Lounge! You’ll be surrounded by cats – all available for adoption through a partnership with Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control. You are not at all required to adopt. Simply relax and enjoy the playful company of the cats!

Check out the Black Forest Cat Cafe:

4716 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tall Rabbit Cafe + Community

Enjoy a delicious menu of espresso-based artisan drinks, fruit smoothies, frozen coffee, hot chocolate (or frozen hot chocolate!), and more. Pair your drink with a sweet or savory pastry from GK Baked Goods. But perhaps even better than the great drinks and food is the coffee shop's mission. Tall Rabbit is part of Blue Jacket Inc. — an organization that provides training and opportunities to anyone with a barrier to employment, who is motivated and striving to earn employment. The coffee shop transitionally hires clientele seeking a chance for employment in Fort Wayne. 

Check out Tall Rabbit Cafe + Community:

2001 Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

These coffee shops take the cake for offering quintessential coffee shop experiences. If you need another suggestion, an unexpected find is the coffee and drink offerings at DeBrand Fine Chocolates - who knew coffee and chocolate could go so well together!

Here are a few more spots to enjoy: 

Penny Drip • 815 Lafayette St • (260) 739-5070

Anastasia's Cafe • 7121 W Jefferson Blvd • (260) 432-1133

Tazza Cafe • 5991 Bluffton Road • (260) 739-7272

Well Grounded Cafe • 14517 Lima Road • (260) 637-6322

Perks Peak • 9715 Saint Joseph St., Leo, IN • (260) 222-8502

Common Grounds Coffeehouse • 13531 Main St., Grabill, IN • (260) 312-4596

Landing Zone Coffee Co. • 2610 Lower Huntington Road • (260) 409-7948

What's your favorite blend? Take a visit to these Fort Wayne coffee shops to decide for yourself.


This post was originally published in September 2019. Last updated in September 2022.