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Hattie’s Coffee House Owner Hopes to Provide a Place for Community Connection

Writer / Michelle Kaufman
Photographer / Michaela Hoover

For years, Kirra Sutton dreamed of opening up a coffee shop.Hattie’s Coffee House

On November 18 that dream came true, when Hattie’s Coffee House opened. Hattie’s is located in a 112-year-old renovated farmhouse on Main Street in Whitestown.

“I love coffee and I just think it’s a beverage that brings the community together,” Sutton said. “I’m super community driven. [Hattie’s] sits kind of in between the historic part of our town and all the new development, so I hope it is a bridge of sorts for people to come together.”

Hattie’s coffee is roasted on-site from the Daily Grind. In addition to a wide variety of coffee drinks, tea, hot chocolate and other beverages are available.

Hattie’s Coffee House“I am completely overjoyed by the community’s response,” Sutton said. “We’ve gotten an overwhelming sense that people were ready for this. People wanted this and it’s filling a need in the area. I’m so excited that we get to be the people who bring a coffee shop here.”

Hattie’s is named after the wife of the town’s founder. Sutton says the shop is a love letter to her community.

“We’re excited that people from the community are going to enjoy Hattie’s too, but there’s no doubt in my mind that this home and this space during this time is for Whitestown,” Sutton said. “I wanted it to be connected to the town.”

Hattie’s has an upstairs space available for businesses, community organizations or other groups to rent for $25 an hour. Coffee and water are included, and the space includes a conference table and smart TV for presentations. A baby shower has also been held at Hattie’s.

In 2024 Sutton hopes to add picnic tables and a playground to the outdoor part of the two-acre property.

Hattie’s is located at 607 South Main Street in Whitestown, and is open Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit or call 317-769-2049.Hattie’s Coffee House

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