Of all the things that come to mind when one thinks of South Bend, Indiana – Notre Dame football, its minor role in Indian removal, the Studebaker factory, etcetera – great coffee isn’t normally one of them. That, however, should change. The South Bend area is full of delicious cafes and cozy coffee shops, great for studying, socializing, hearing live acoustic music, or just enjoying a strong cup of freshly brewed coffee. Forget Starbucks, Einstein’s, and Dunkin’ Donuts, these coffee shops brew the good stuff locally, and offer an unbeatable atmosphere to go along with it.
After extensive research using cafe reviews on Yelp and in-person testing performed by several coffee enthusiasts who may or may not be suffering from an addiction to caffeine, we have compiled a list of the best places to get coffee in the South Bend area. The cafes were judged on the quality of the coffee, the price-which is important to struggling college students, and overall vibe of the establishment – friendliness, localness, etc.
Next time you find yourself in South Bend, try a cuppa joe at any of these places. You won’t be disappointed!
Here is a link to the map itself.