Drive by Hubbard & Cravens' production facility on 52nd Street and that smell of coffee wafting in the breeze will tell you that H&C is committed to fresh ingredients, locally prepared - from its new food menu to those beans that will soon enough be ground and brewed at one of its three neighborhood locations (a Carmel outpost was added recently to its Meridian-Kessler and Broad Ripple locations), or one of its several downtown stands. Baristas in all locations are top-notch, as capable of crafting a latte with an apple shape on the top as, say, a fancy-pants vanilla soy milk mocha.
4930 N. Pennsylvania St., 251-5161; 6229 Carrollton Ave., 803-4155; 703 Veterans Way, 805-1888; hubbardandcravens.com.
2nd: Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company
3rd: Monon Coffee Company