Immerse yourself in the sweet aroma of freshly brewed coffee or soothing tea. From globally recognized coffee beans to the most tranquil tea leaves, this list of unique shops will take you on a beverage tour around the Keystone State. Coffee and tea lovers, unite!
Located along Main Street in a quaint historic building, Pretty Bird Coffee Roasters offers locally roasted beans, unique espresso-based drinks, and delicious donuts.
Perk: The café turns into Kawaii Tori Sushi restaurant at night!
2. The Zen Den
Grab your pals and enter the funky chic coffee boutique for a comfortable place to hang out with a yummy cup of cappuccino and a good book. While you’re there, listen to the beats of some great live music.
Perk: Local artwork is on display throughout the shop.
Benezette Wines is a popular attraction in Elk Country known for their delicious wines and unique gift shop. Now, you can purchase hot coffee, iced coffee, and other tasty treats to please your caffeine-loving palate.!
Perk: Get in the PA Wilds spirit with flavors like Bugling Elk, Benezette Bold, and De"Calf".
This European-style chocolatier offers gourmet chocolates, espresso coffees, teas, and ice cream! What more could you ask for? Stop in for a piping hot cup of Belgium Hot Drinking Chocolate and taste an array of decadent coffee, tea, and hot cocoa treats.
Perk: History overflows in this 1934 former Foxburg Bank where patrons are awestruck by the magnificent front window and the vaults which house the kitchen.
Stop into Jewett’s Kaffe Sol and indulge in the many wonderful flavors of teas and coffees, such as; creme Brule, snicker doodle and blueberry cobbler. With seating options inside and out, patrons can relax while enjoying Kaffe Sol’s signature cinnamon roll.
Perk: Jewett’s Kaffe Sol is only minutes away from the Kinzua Sky Walk at the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
Since 2018, Pressed Coffee & Books, an independently owned coffee shop and used bookstore, has worked to become a community space in downtown Pottsville. Grab a cup of high-quality coffee or tea and be a part of the conversation that comes along with it.
Rivaling any upscale coffee shop, East End Coffee Co.’s specialty coffees and roastery offer its customers access to tastes from around the world while enjoying a small-town relaxed vibe. Spearheading Lewistown’s First Friday movement, the shop features a local artist of the month and celebrates the local music scene with an eclectic mix of performers each month.
Perk: Hometown Potters Studio, which is located in the basement of the coffee shop, supports First Friday by offering customers the chance to make a small trinket out of clay or sign up for a pottery class.
With an ever-evolving seasonal drink menu alongside their regular specialty coffees and drinks, Brisco’s Coffee House is more than just a place to sit and relax. Engage your playful side with a round of pool, arcade games or browse the large selection of board games. Or let the light cafe menu that includes fresh salads, pastries, soups and sandwiches handmade by the staff, compliment your cup of coffee.
Perk: Brisco’s offers a 2,500 square foot gift shop with unique home decor and gifts, so you can sip and shop at the same time.
Located directly across from Johnstown’s Central Park, The Gallery offers visitors, tourists, local residents, and downtown workers a friendly and convenient gathering space. The Gallery’s Art of Tea Shoppe features loose leaf teas from around the world! The Shoppe also features a luncheon, gelato, bubble tea and seasonal favorites.
Perk: Connect with a tea expert so that they can create a unique tea experience for you.
In downtown Greensburg, the Cattfeinated Cat Cafe is a fun, unique, relaxing spot for humans, devoted to finding loving homes for adoptable kitties. Grab a cup of coffee or tea in the cafe where you can sip your brew and watch the cats play from a large window. Maybe you'll meet your newest furry family member!
Perk: Feel the urge to cuddle or give a good scratch? You can visit the Kitten or Adult Playrooms for a small fee that goes directly to Wayward Animal Rescue.
This tea shop and plant-based café serves up the finest sourced teas along with a vegan and vegetarian menu with Indian and Pakistani influences. Try the Yinzer line which celebrates the beloved ‘burgh with some inspired by Pittsburghese slang to the city’s iconic landmarks teas include the Jagoff, Nebby Chai, and Fort Pitt Bridge blends.
Perk: Plan ahead and schedule a private or small group blending classes, great for a perfect date night or a happy hour alternative.
Immerse yourself in a homey and relaxing venue where you can chat with friends and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea and a snack.
Perk: It is only a short walk from the National Historic Landmark, Old Economy Village, where the Harmonists lived for almost 100 years during the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar is a one-of-a-kind coffee shop where you can savor a cup of locally roasted coffee while you enjoy artwork created by local artists. The gallery features rotating exhibitions of artwork by local artists and an extensive selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, handmade jewelry, and pottery available for purchase.
Perk: The espresso bar serves up a variety of coffee drinks and teas in beautiful ceramic mugs made by a local potter.
14. Kiln to Table
Kiln to Table is a new coffee shop and restaurant that opened its doors in October 2019. The menu features made-from-scratch food and handcrafted local coffee and espresso drinks, specialty milkshakes, and local desserts
Perk: All sweets are served in pottery dishes and mugs that were created in the studio in the back of the restaurant.
15. Tucker Silk Mill
Located on the campus of a former silk mill, Tucker offers specialty coffees with an Australian inspiration. You won't find traditional drip coffees here, but rather an impressive selection of flat whites, teas, and lattes. Be sure to check out their selection of house-made pastries and small plates while you’re there!
Perk: Funny name, eh? Tucker is an Australian slang term for good food.
Sip your favorite coffee, expresso, or latte while sitting near a peaceful waterfall outside Black and Brass’ along Route 6. The building itself is covered in unique murals (making for the perfect photo opportunity!). Black and Brass selects beans from all over the world and roasting is done onsite during regular business hours.
Perk: Products are always Earth-friendly, compostable, post-consumer recycled, local or organic.
Built in 1880 and operated as a silk mill until 1956, the Hawley Silk Mill is the largest laid bluestone building in the world. Nestled in front of the massive structure sits an adorable little building that once sheltered the cocoons that supplied the silk. Today, it is the home of Cocoon Coffee House & Bakery, where you can sip coffee crafted from custom-blended beans and order fresh breakfast, lunch, or pastries. Sip on wine or local craft beer while reading slightly worn words from the used book collection.
Perk: Made with care from local farm ingredients, the menu changes each day to take advantage of the best that is fresh and seasonal.
In a world where the general expectation is quick automatic convenience, Elementary Coffee Co. reiterates the beauty of simple manual craft. With all their coffee freshly roasted, hand brewed and honestly presented, they strip away any distracting complexities to offer only purely perfect drinks. Using local ingredients, they focus on creating delicious lattes, smooth pour-overs, and delicious coffee.
Perk: You’re only steps away from the State Capitol building. Stop in for a tour.
One step into the Ragged Edge Coffee House and you realize it’s much more than a place to grab a traditional cup of coffee. The pet-friendly coffee house features a wall-to-wall art gallery featuring rotating local artists, a cozy atmosphere, and a large menu of food items, specialty coffees, and teas.
Perk: The outside garden is an industrial oasis away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
The Ugly Mug Café is where you want to go for a true tree-to-cup experience! The cafe sources their coffee beans directly from a family farm in Venezuela where the beans are picked, processed, and sent to Gettysburg. From there, the beans are roasted in-house and brewed to perfection.
Perk: In addition to rich coffee, the Ugly Mug offers a variety of food items, including arepas, which is a Venezuelan favorite.
Fresh Grounds Coffeehouse & Cafe is the gathering place where guests enjoy great coffee and smiling faces. Each weekend they feature live music and daily guests can visit the Sans Moco Gallery upstairs.
Perk: The gallery exhibits art from local and regional artisans.
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