Be prepared for whatever adventures or adversities you may encounter and fuel up at one of our top 10 Pennsylvania coffee shops. Whether you grab some joe on the go or settle in with a cozy chai and a good book, these coffee shops will easily satisfy your most extreme caffeine cravings, and you may just find a new favorite hangout along the way.
Once a hidden gem for locals, Big Dog Coffee has amassed quite a following well outside of the ‘Burgh. In addition to top quality roasts, Big Dog offers seriously good bakery items, delicious soup, and an Instagram-worthy oatmeal bar. Visit during warmer seasons and enjoy your java on their outdoor patio.
Northern Light Espresso Bar is fully dedicated to providing the finest beans and best possible roast, and one sip will make you a true believer. Curl up in a comfy chair and just relax, or channel your inner competitor and take on one of the available board games. Make it a truly decadent stop and add one of their famous chocolate chip cookies to your order.
Erie is known as “the gem,” and the products from Brew Ha Ha may just explain that delightful moniker. Mind-blowing seasonal specialties, like the rosemary honey latte and rosemary cranberry white chocolate cookies, in a relaxed atmosphere. Dogs are welcome in the outside area, and baristas keep special treats on hand for canine companions. Check their website for special events like live music and art exhibits.
Elixr Coffee Roasters is a hip, eco-friendly combination of wood, marble, and caffeine. They provide coffee to the top restaurants in Philadelphia, but enjoying it on site adds another special layer to the experience. Elixr commissions six artist murals each year, all aimed at fostering conversation and understanding, and further developing the community. Their beans available for sale come in uber sleek packaging, perfect to keep on hand for last minute gift giving.
Espresso A Mano is a great way for novice caffeine fans to get their feet wet. Friendly, helpful baristas are happy to walk you through building a great cup of coffee. This Lawrenceville staple also works with local artists to display their work, and makes one of the best almond croissants I’ve ever had the privilege to savor.
In addition to the traditional offerings of coffee, tea, and baked goods, Vavas serves up some of the best crepes this side of the Atlantic. All made to order and available gluten free, the crepes are perfection whether you prefer savory or sweet. For a special treat, pop in for their raved about Monte Cristo Crepe.
La Colombe has locations across the nation, but their flagship space in Fishtown is an experience simply not to be missed. Eleven thousand square-feet of coffee bliss including roasting space and a tasting room, all pumping out the highest quality java. Furthermore, they boast a pizza oven, full menu, their very own rum distillery, cocktails, wine, beer, and the best White Russian you’ve ever encountered. All pastries and bread are baked onsite, and the staff is all too eager to help you navigate the extensive offerings.
Square One makes our list for their high-quality sourcing and roasting, features that have made them a national favorite for beans. Friendly baristas, a relaxed vibe, and serious latte art make them worth an in-person trip.
One Shot Coffee is dedicated to the art of coffee, and trains their baristas on a continual basis to deliver the highest possible quality beverage every time. If you’re looking for an all-out, throw down breakfast experience, order the “Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich,” made of two fried eggs, bacon, brie, and a hash brown patty on brioche, or stick to the more sensible but still decadent steel cut oatmeal.
A favorite of nearby Lafayette students, the Cosmic Cup Coffee Company is an uplifting experience, and not just because of the caffeine content! A wide range of available beverages, seriously good gelato, and festive smoothies are all Cosmic Cup favorites, and can be enjoyed outdoors during the warmer months. They’ve also been known to produce some good latte art, so keep your camera at the ready.