Trading House Café


Once you walk through the Trading House Café door, you will be transported into a European Countryside Café surrounded by an atmosphere that is comfortingly French & Hygge inspired. Trading House Café offers a fresh & seasonal menu with a twist from your grandma’s kitchen. Many of our dishes are inspired by a long line of our own family’s heirloom recipes passed down through the generations.

The café features top-notch ingredients, artisanal-inspired items and seasonal specials. We make everything from scratch just like grandma did – baked goods, sweet breads, desserts,and dressings. For breakfast start the day from our coffee bar menu featuring America’s favorite coffee Black Rifle Coffee Company.  Since you are here, take a bag of coffee beans home for tomorrow. Indulge in our very own Candied Maple Bacon and take it to the next level with our house-made, from-scratch, Maple Bacon Cinnamon Roll or Gigi’s Biscuits & Gravy. For something a little lighter try the Avocado Toast or a seasonal Belgian Board. For lunch sit down and enjoy a Turkey Delight on a toasted croissant with a Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread and a side of Tressie’s Mac & Cheese. For a more delicate lunch try an Italian Cesar Salad with fresh meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, sun dried tomato’s, creamy César dressing and our house bread. Just want a snack? Treat yourself to a Charcuterie Board or a seasonal crepe with a glass of wine.

When we first opened in 2021 it was an instant hit among locals, as the word spread non-locals started making the trek down US 31 for the delicious hand-crafted, comfort food with a come-on-in-and-sit-a-while vibe. We’re more than just a Peru IN coffee shop, but we’re great at that, too!


Cafe Phone: 765-244-9573
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10am-2pm
Location: Inside of Pipe Creek Mercantile conveniently located just south of Peru, Indiana on the northeast corner of 400 South and US 31 at the flashing lights. We are directly across from Pipe Creek Elementary and approximately 5 miles north of Grissom Air Force Base.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you serve?

The Trading House Café offers a fresh & seasonal menu with a twist from your Grandma’s Kitchen.

Do you offer different dietary accommodations?

Yes! We have gluten-free, low-carb bread and crackers, fruits for dessert, almond milk and coconut milk. Many of our products are organic and all-natural as we desire these nutritious foods ourselves. If you have any special dietary needs just let the employee know upon ordering.

Do you deliver?

We use for our food delivery service. If the order is more than 15 meals we will personally deliver for free, please call the café directly (765-244-9573) to place orders over 15 people.

Do you host events?

YES! Do you want a stress free, relaxing, entertaining event? Let us do the work for you! Parties don’t have to be so much trouble, making a mess of your house. Rent out our dining space and let us do all the cleaning and cooking for you and your friends, leaving you to relax and savor the moment. This is also  one of the best decorated buildings in Indiana and this ever-changing uniqueness offers an exquisite photo op destination for you and all your friends on any occasion. Please call the cafe (765-244-9573) to set up a party!

Do you offer a Military Discount?

Yes! We come from a line of military families and are proud to offer a discount with proof of service.

Why the name "The Trading House Café"?

Definition of Trading House 

pronunciation   /treiding haus/


1: historical Especially in North America: a building in which trade or barter, especially between settlers or traders and indigenous peoples, takes place; compare “trading post”.

When we (Maci & Tressie) step through the doors to Pipe Creek Mercantile, we imagine all of the history around us coming to life. The strip of land we are on has a lot of historical relevance in Miami County. (For more information : )  It is fun to imagine how the antiques in the mercantile were possibly being used at our very location,  grinding wheat, carrying water or swaddling a baby. Tressie likes to believe there really was a log built, lantern lit, pipe smoke smelling, old Trading House on the very ground Pipe Creek Mercantile is on.  We envision this place as a gathering spot for all people, of all walks of life, trading stories of their lives and fellowshipping together.

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