WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Walking into Cafe Lumos you won't find anything from artwork to coffee that's not from Indiana.
"When food hasn't been on trucks for hours, even days in some cases, I think it makes a big difference," owner Michael Gray said.
Gray took ownership of the cafe in May, transforming it into a completely local restaurant. Even the coffee beans he uses don't have to travel far to get to the cafe on Win Hentschel Boulevard.
"The coffee supplier is TJ's Roaster out of Evansville, Indiana, so even coming in and grabbing a cup of Joe before work you're still keeping the money in Indiana. It means a lot to us," Gray said.
All of the pastries and sandwiches, from meat to the toppings, come from Lafayette.
"It's coming from Great Harvest," Gray said about the baked goods. "We pick up their pastries three times a week, very fresh, never frozen. I make pesto from basil that I get from Sunspot Natural Market."
Gray said in the next couple of months Cafe Lumos will undergo a number of changes, from its name to what's on the menu. The owner said wine and cheese will soon be available.
One thing he said won't change is his passion for serving up local fare.
"It's part of working with the community that I'm into and that's where I've found success in the past and I hope to continue that into the future," Gray said.
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