The Best Espresso
Delicious, smooth espresso starts with great beans. Plaid & Pearls’ baristas use beans from Ice House Coffee Roasters to ensure our espresso, coffee, and specialty beverages are superb. Plaid & Pearls offers many of the traditional coffee shop favorites, while encouraging our patrons to customize their drinks with some of our flavored syrups and alternative milks to satisfy their unique tastes!
My love of coffee started much too early, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! I remember my first blissful sips of coffee around the age of 6 years old, sitting with my paternal grandparents at their kitchen table, roughly 5am weekend mornings. While my grandfather, Gramps, drank his coffee black, my Granny drank hers light and sweet! I thank my Gramps and Granny dearly for giving me such love, memories, and appreciation for coffee.
My appreciation for tea came from my maternal grandmother, Nanny, and her life in London. Born and raised on the south side of London, just a short walk from Big Ben, my Nanny included me in her daily tea time routines as early as I can remember. On very special occasions (just about any time I requested) we’d have a full-blown tea party, equipped with a lovely tea set, sugar cubes, cucumber sandwiches, and biscuits (if you know, you know!). Nanny made me love tea with milk and sugar, and Granny taught me tea with honey and lemon. How lucky I have been!
Plaid & Pearls Coffee started as a little dream that grew in my heart around 2012. Coffee, tea, cooking, and baking have been part of my heart and soul for so long. Owning and operating a quirky little café just makes sense for my life. Through determination, stubbornness, love, missteps, tears, and lots of education from The Indianapolis Urban League, The Indianapolis Black Expo, and The Indy Black Chamber of Commerce, I have managed to bring my dream to life. I officially began Plaid & Pearls Coffee Lounge, on paper, in January 2021.
I continue to find immense joy in creating delicious drinks for each customer that puts their faith in Plaid & Pearls.
While Plaid & Pearls is not yet a brick-and-mortar, we get a little closer EVERY SINGLE DELICIOUS CAFFEINATED DAY!
The basis of all good coffee. We carefully select the bests roasts for hot coffee, cold brew, and espresso.
Plaid & Pearls Coffee provides fresh brewed drip coffee, cold brew, rich espresso and lattes, and a few blends of tea.
Check out our traditional menu below. We do offer seasonal greats and some new creations for you to try as well.
Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see where the espresso cart will be next!
Come on In!
6am – 12pm
Available for catering
Local events and markets