Local Coffee Shop Done Right at the Firefly


The Firefly on N. Anthony is one of Fort Wayne’s best coffee shops, and they have the awards to prove it. Since 1999, the ‘Fly has grown a bit of a cult following consisting of people from all walks of life. Buying local, supporting the creative community, and delicious menu items and outstanding service--that's what keeps these folks coming back.

And one, if not all, of the aforementioned reasons will keep YOU coming back, too. Get ready for your new addiction!

Upon entering the ‘Fly, visitors are greeted by tables and seating near the window for more traditional dining. Winding its way around and separating the two sides of the business is a large service counter where orders are taken with a smile, money is tendered, and deliciousness is prepared. The service can’t be beat. The baristas get to know regular faces, giving the coffee house a feeling akin to Cheers.

Firefly’s beverage menu is comparable to other coffee chains: coffees, teas, smoothies, and other thirst quenchers. They offer several selections of sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, and baked goods. Bonus: everything but the soup and baked goods is made to order.

As patrons stand in line to order/receive their tasty treats, they can peruse the many handcrafted, one-of-a-kind creations for sale by local artists. These items frequently include jewelry, knit/crochet pieces, magnets, soaps, pottery, and notecards. These artistic trinkets can be purchased at the main counter with the usual forms of payment. Additionally, pretty much every piece of wall art is for sale, with small cards tucked into the frames with the prices written on them.

The inside of the Firefly is a work of art itself. I never get tired of the atmosphere, and I have yet to see anything else quite like it. The back seating area is completely surrounded by ceiling-to-floor illustrations. Lounge on a couch in the countryside at twilight year-round. Enjoy a friend's company beneath the soft glow of white Christmas lights strung around a pergola. Whatever ambiance you choose, relaxation is the word.

The next time you're out and about for something tasty to eat/drink or need a meeting place for friends, family, or coworkers, give the Firefly a try!

Menu recommendations: spiced chai chiller, cheese toasty, Greek pasta salad, morning muffin, signature seasonal drinks like the pumpkin chai and fresh, hand-squeezed lemonade.

Visit them online for more menu options. They accept both cash and credit.

Firefly Coffee House 3523 North Anthony Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Phone: (260) 373-0505