How to celebrate National Coffee Day in Evansville, Tri-State



EVANSVILLE, Indiana – Wednesday is National Coffee Day, and while it’s obviously pretty easy to grab a cup of coffee at a Starbucks or Dunkin ‘Donuts, be aware that there are plenty of local cafes where every sip is better than the previous one.

Here is a list of fan favorite cafes in the tri-state.


Honey + Moon Coffee Co.

With locations on Weinbach and Nort Burkhardt Road, Jessica and Zac Parsons opened the Honey + Moon Coffee Company, a Jessica dream. Here, they serve seasonal choices like ‘Sweater Weather’, an espresso drink that includes marshmallow whipped cream, s’mores-inspired drinks and ‘bubble waffles’.

Penny Lane Cafe

On Second Street in downtown Evansville, Penny Lane is one of the hippest spots in town. Books line the walls, and drink choices include Apple Chai and Voodoo Child. You can also just get a regular cup of coffee, which can be paired with a “sammich” or any soup they offer.

Penny Lane welcomes many repeat customers who feel right at home in this comfortable space.

Salon donuts

Inspiration from his travels with his son’s group and his own journey to find the best coffee and donut joint in each destination led Darrick Hayden to launch the franchise in 2019. Bringing the feeling of “living room” back to their locations , each store offers signature “stacked donuts”. “which are different from traditional cake or yeast type pastries. While selling turtle-inspired donuts or cookies and cream, the shop offers traditional coffee and espressos that pair well with donuts. The shops are located on Northwest Third Street Downtown and North Green River Road on the East Side.

White swan coffee lab

This West Franklin Street specialty cafe lends a warm and cozy vibe, but lives on the borderline of flavor and has drink flavors that many don’t miss out on. Coffee flavors include choices such as maple spice, sweet curry, orange, cinnamon, and chocolate.

Diners enjoy a table outside the White Swan Coffee Lab on Franklin Street on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

River City Coffee + Goods

In addition to your regular coffee, you can purchase coffee, Rose Chais, or a Berry-and-Eldeflower tonic at this store located in the 200 block of Main Street in downtown Evansville. But when Heather Vaught first founded the store in 2016, she wanted to offer more than coffee. Now, while you sip your hot drink, you can explore products from over 60 different suppliers.

River City Coffee + Goods located on Main Street in downtown Evansville, Indiana is pictured on Saturday morning April 25, 2020. The business is currently only open for curbside pickup or porch deliveries local Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joe brewski

This mobile cafe is a fan favorite known for its cold beers and lavender lemonade. They can be seen all over the city at different places.

Nate Templeton with his Joe Brewski coffee tricycle.

Donut bank

With locations all over the tri-state, it was obvious to add this location to the list. Whether you want iced coffee, donut holes, or a dozen classic donuts for your desktop. It is an established “must try” in the region.

Donut Bank employee Steve Boullie fills muffin cups with blueberry honey cream batter at the company's location on Diamond Avenue on Thursday, April 27, 2017.


Mulberry Jeans Cafe

This State Street tea and coffee shop is also a gift shop. From mugs and jewelry to handmade clothing, the boutique offers more than just a morning drink. This store also has the supplies you need to transform your outdoor garden into a fairytale garden.



Coffee is also popular on the south bank of the Ohio River. A local favorite is Roast, a Second Street store offering cellar and lattes to accompany a fresh fruit parfait. Looking to get out of Evansville and try a new bakery item like a peach muffin with fresh peaches on top? Try this place.

The Roast Coffee Bar in Henderson will offer sweet and savory muffins to accompany their coffees, teas and other drinks.  To the right, a corn and bacon and cheddar muffin and a frosted banana and pecan crumb muffin.

New Harmony

Black Lodge Coffee Roasters

This store on Church Street in New Harmony is a bit far from Evansville, but it’s known for its espresso, sweetie pie chai, and other wonderful flavors. Black Lodge also offers drinks, soaps, clothing, and fresh Brazilian coffee beans.

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