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A new coffee shop, Evvy’s Coffeehouse, is now caffeinating LaPorte.

The coffee shop opened Thursday in a little blue house at 1103 Indiana Ave. It specializes in “high quality, locally roasted beans, handcrafted beverages and quick, fresh breakfast options.”

“Think of Evvy’s as an extension of your living room — a cozy spot to meet with friends, work on your latest presentation, or read a book,” the business said on its website. “This is your ‘third place’ — not home, work or school, but an anchor in the community, where smiles curl over warm drinks and sunlight beams through old leaded glass. From the colorful artwork, cozy atmosphere, and twinkling lights of the backyard, Evvy’s celebrates ‘joie de vivre’ — the joy of life.”

The coffee shop exclusively brews coffee roasted in Valparaiso by the Yaggy Road Roasting Co., which uses coffee beans from around the globe that are sourced only from ethical and environmentally sustainable farms. The house blend, for instance, mixes beans from Papua New Guinea and Guatemala.

The menu includes lattes, cortados, Americanos, cappuccinos, espressos, affogatos, dark mochas and Pat’s Drink, which mixes espresso with steamed milk, English Toffee Syrup, whipped cream and toffee crumble. One can add in flavors like English toffee, dark chocolate and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla or milk options that include almond, oat and coconut. 

Outside of coffee, customers can get chai lattes, cold-brewed iced teas, hot teas, hot chocolates, shaken mint lemonades and root beer floats with Valpo Velvet vanilla bean ice cream, as well as freshly baked pastries like croissants.

There’s a variety of indoor seating and an outdoor patio with pastel beach chairs and artificial turf.

Evvy’s Coffee is open from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 219-448-0339, email, visit, or find the business on Facebook or Instagram. 


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