Cup & Kettle Tea
208 N. Walnut
Conveniently located at 208 N. Walnut, this cozy, colorful tea shop is just half a block off the downtown Square. Cup & Kettle creates its own tea blends, with nearly 50 teas to offer, including Oolong and Pu’erh teas. Try the Turmeric Ginger for an invigorating pick-me-up or, for those with a fruitier palate, enjoy the Strawberry Champagne tea. Take-home loose-leaf teas are also available for purchase. • Prices: $ • Hours: Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat.–Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Yes • Outdoor Seating: Yes
American, Coffee, Donuts
1155 S. College Mall Rd.
This laid-back coffee and donut shop, open 19 hours a day, offers all of the handmade doughy classics you can imagine. From coconut cake and Bavarian cream-filled donuts to cinnamon buns, there are plenty of options to choose from to build your dozen or just grab a single for the road. • Prices: $ • Hours: Daily 5 a.m.–midnight • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No
La Vie en Rose Café
Bakery, Breakfast, Cafés, Coffee, French, Sweets, Tea
402 1/2 W. 6th St.
This café, styled like a Parisian bistro and housed in the pink building on the corner of W. 6th and Madison streets, truly brings a piece of France to Bloomington. Whether you're in the mood for quiche, soup, a croissant, or another sweet or savory menu item, you can be sure the recipes are authentically French. La Vie en Rose serves a variety of drinks as well, such as French cold drinks, coffee, Belgian hot cocoa, and loose-leaf teas from the renowned French brand, Dammann Frères. • Prices: $ • Hours: Tu.–Sun. 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Closed Mon. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes