703 Veterans Way
2,528 square feet
Owners: Rick and Marcie Hubbard; and Jerry Cravens
Locally owned and established two decades ago, Hubbard and Cravens Coffee Company was born of a simple desire – to offer the finest coffee and tea available. The company was founded in 1991 by Rick Hubbard and Jerry Cravens, who continue to personally source each and every coffee that they offer to their customers, often traveling the world to seek out the most conscientious coffee growers. Currently their coffee and teas are served at many of the finest restaurants and hotels throughout the country, along with at their six local neighborhood locations.
While coffee has long been their specialty, they are excited to usher in a new era in the company’s history with their seventh location at the Carmel City Center. Expanding on what their current stores offer, and fittingly, just in time to celebrate their 21st anniversary, they are applying that same passion for quality into a whole new offering – a carefully planned and researched menu of fine wines and craft beers. In addition, the new location will feature a juice bar where the health-conscious can enjoy freshly prepared smoothies and juices made from local and organic fruits and vegetables.
Co-founder Rick Hubbard states “our goal with this new concept was to take what we’ve done with coffee and apply all of those same principles to food, wine and beer. The goal is to offer the absolute finest that is available, presented and served in a simple way, allowing the quality of the product to speak for itself. ”
The menu was developed around the beverage offerings; early in the day a freshly baked scone will perfectly complement a cup of Hubbard and Cravens coffee. At lunch, patrons can enjoy a salad or sandwich with an organic glass of juice prepared right before their eyes with fresh, local produce and served in a chilled glass. After work, the happy hour crowd will be wowed by the delicious, crispy flatbreads and the well-thought out wine and beer list. Seeing a show at the Palladium? End the evening with an espresso and decadent slice of the daily dessert.
The interior experience of the new location in Carmel City Center combines minimalism, warmth and heritage for a new perspective on our everyday surroundings. The Indiana landscape and the vernacular architecture are reinterpreted in a current and contemporary, yet sophisticated way to give the space a fresh, hip vibe. It will open in early spring 2012.