Porter Books & Bread

About Us


…if we said this started as anything other than a way for our grumpy owner to sit in a corner of a used bookstore all day, grumbling and ranting at customers about the pretentiousness of modern British authors and how Dan Simmons is a transcendent genius of our age.

But once we found Barracks 671 and the Fort Ben community, we knew we wanted this to be something more. We felt compelled to combine our love of books and food and share our passion with the people of Indianapolis. Porter Books had become Porter Books & Bread.

Here we place our focus on hand-made food and locally sourced goods. From our own breads and
baked goods to local produce and meats, if we don’t make it ourselves we try to find someone nearby that does.

Which leads to our promise to every customer that walks through our doors:

We’re proud of each item on our menu and stand by every one of our products. We make the bread and baked goods ourselves. Our sandwiches and salads are made from fresh and—whenever possible—locally sourced ingredients. If we wouldn’t eat it, we won’t serve it.

Our Location

Porter Books & Bread

5719 Lawton Loop East Drive, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Business Hours

Monday through Friday: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

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