Hidden Gems: The Library Coffee Bar at the Indianapolis Art Center

Good coffee, free Wi-Fi, multiple electrical outlets, a beautiful space surrounded by books and art: The Library Coffee Bar in Broad Ripple is the very definition of a hidden gem. 

Located in the Lilly Library inside the Indianapolis Art Center, the Library Coffee Bar came into being at the beginning of the year, and quietly opened to the community in a space that was converted from a library (hence, the name) into a great place where a work-from-home parent can get some work done 

You don’t need to be a student or member of the Indianapolis Art Center to visit this coffee-bar-slash-co-working space. Everyone is welcome — including children. There is a little comfy nook in the large, open space that’s just for children, with little tables and multiple children’s books available for kids to browse while they sip on a hot chocolate.  

The Library at the Indianapolis Art Center.

The Library Coffee Bar is the brainchild of the people behind Broad Ripple ice cream shop BRICS — but although there aren’t any tasty BRICS frozen treats on the menu, there many other offerings, including local beverage favorites Tinker Coffee and Circle Kombucha. There is also a limited food menu that includes cookies and brownies from Indianapolis favorite 4 Birds Bakery.  

Photo courtesy of www.facebook.com/librarycoffeebar.

If you need a place to work, meet up with other parents or just hang out by yourself and read a book, The Library Coffee Bar is the perfect place to do just that.

820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis |  indplsartcenter.org 

Photo courtesy of www.facebook.com/librarycoffeebar.


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