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JM ate the buttermilk waffle with a strawberry-banana smoothie.
Nichole ate the multigrain waffle with a skim cappucino.
The bill was $14, or $7/person, plus tip.
JM gave Indie Coffee a B; Nichole gave Indie Coffee an A- (see our grading rubric).
The ambiance in Indie is quite pleasant, with clean lines, light blue and red decor, and good use of space. The music this sunny Saturday morning (Neko Case?) was incongruously gloomy, though. Maybe it had been a bad week for the staff.
They made a fine cappucino, however, very hot and with plenty of foam. (Nichole also noticed happily that Indie offers both drip and French pressed coffee.) The smoothie, on the other hand, was not JM's favorite kind. Made with just fruit and ice, he found it neither fruity nor sweet enough, even when he added sugar. More actual bits of fruit and a dash of dairy would have been more up his alley.
JM's buttermilk waffle was eggy, but good. It came with just one butter pat package, which wasn't quite enough for one quadrant (did someone not notice it was America's Dairyland out there?), and though Nichole offered to ask for more on his shy behalf, he figures that's not the point. He wishes they got the butter thing down pat. Hehm.
The multigrain waffle was great, and Nichole would go back for it anytime. It had a perfectly light texture and a pleasant nutty flavor. The only improvements she could suggest would be real maple syrple, but that might make it hard to maintain the price at $3 (a steal, especially since you don't have to drag out your own waffle iron and sticky up your kitchen).
Indie Coffee also offers live music, although we couldn't quite figure out where. But waffles served all day with good local coffee makes this a place that coffee aficionados will want to frequent.