"The Uptown Café is a socially responsible and community-focused coffee house and café." What does that mean? We are an independent, locally owned, and operated café. We place the greatest importance on customer service. We serve Fair Trade and Organic coffees and teas. We support our local art community by rotating art from different artists in the area. Our professional baristas go through continuous training to become as skilled and knowledgeable as possible. We love sharing our knowledge of coffee and tea by fielding questions, so please don’t hesitate to ask. We have 38 electrical outlets and free WiFi. Who is Shannon Rogers? I am Shannon Rogers, a Valparaiso resident, and critically acclaimed comedian. Actually no, I am just some local who wanted to create a café that welcomes the local community, through fellowship, great food, and yummy coffee! I make every effort to keep our store in a manner that our coffee and tea can be best appreciated. If you have a suggestion for me on how to improve our environment, please let your barista know.