Ah Barista Cafe – Indianapolis

29 08 2008
  • 201 S. Capitol Ave.
  • Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • (317) 638-2233
  • Website
  • Menu
Ah Barista Cafe in Indianapolis near Lucas Oil Stadium

Ah Barista Cafe in Indianapolis near Lucas Oil Stadium

I kind of surprised myself with this one.  I went to a cafe for lunch and my girlfriend wasn’t even with me.  I was in Indianapolis to work a Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium.  I got to Indy about an hour before my call time, so I decided to look around for lunch.  I parked in a garage across from the RCA Dome and went for a walk in the immediate area hoping to find a sandwich shop or something quick.  I didn’t really know where I was going once I got to the Stadium, so I didn’t want to cut it too close.  After walking around about 10 minutes, I ended up back at the garage where I parked.  Right next to the door I came out of was a little cafe called Ah Barista.

Ah Barista is located on the ground level of the Pan-Am Plaza.  It’s not very big with just a counter inside that runs along the wall to eat.  I got there around lunch time and the demolition guys working across the street at the RCA Dome had the same idea that I did.  There were six or seven of them in line so I had enough time to look over the menu and not feel rushed.  The menu board is high above the counter which makes it a little hard to read if you’re not standing right at the cash register.  They did have a couple paper menus posted on doors and windows, so that’s what I used.

When I finally got up to the front, I placed my order for the Turkey, Cheddar, Bacon, Dijon Wrap.  A lot of times at cafe’s like this, the sandwich’s all come with a lot of lettuce, onion, tomato, etc. which I don’t really like.  Ah Barista was different.  The sandwiches focused on quality main ingredients and not filler.  The meats were all Boar’s Head meat and my wrap came loaded with meat and cheese.  The Dijon is house made and it was delicious.  The wrap is pressed in a panini press which adds another layer of crunch on top of the bacon.

It took just a few minutes once I placed my order to get my sandwich.  Alongside the sandwich came a bag of kettle chips.  Since there wasn’t a whole lot of seating outside of the patio, the sandwich came packaged together.  I stuck it in my backpack and headed over to the field.  I was just going to get to my job site early and eat lunch, but security wouldn’t let me bring it through so I stood outside of the gates at Lucas Oil Stadium chowing down on a delicious wrap…..never thought you’d hear me say that, did you?

The price wasn’t bad.  I paid just a little over $7 for the wrap and chips.  The other alternatives near Lucas Oil Stadium were sit down restaurants..mostly brew pubs which if J had been with me and I wasn’t worried about time, would have been great.  There are quite a few options if you’re heading down to a game, but if you’re looking for something light and quick, Ah Barista Cafe is a good choice.




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