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American Coffee House

Posted on 02 March 2013 by mattbaker

601 Penn St Reading, PA

601 Penn St
Reading, PA

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Well if this place was any easier to find it would be in a Where’s Waldo book. Located in some odd business complex. No, not a outdoor strip mall, but inside some building that houses a bunch of other similarly odd shops. This shop has made some odd decisions regarding their business strategy. A grimy La San Marco Machine, styrofoam cups, day old snacks and ice cream to name a few. They did not serve 8 0z and the coffee was to hot and un-flavorful to drink. Don’t bother with this place unless it is the only safe place in a zombie apocalypse. Find something better in Reading.

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+ Roaster
+ Hipsters
+ Venice

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Elixir

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Elixir Coffee

Posted on 16 October 2012 by mattbaker

207 S 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Recently moved to a new location Elixir Coffee new location suits it a lot more then it’s old spot. The new shop is now on a very small, narrow street and is the space is amazing. Interestingly decorated with terrariums, beautiful wood floors and some funky jazz playing it makes you feel like you walked into an Urban Outfitters. With a La Marzocco machine, I thought to myself “this is the perfect spot.” It has it all! Great atmosphere, internet, snacks and the decor of a hipster palace, but the coffee fell a little flat. I was corrected and was told that an 8 oz latte is called a “Cappuccino.” No matter if it was a Latte or a Cappuccino I thought the coffee was a little weak. Overall it is quality and they know what they are doing. However out of all the places that have the knowledge of quality, I think they need to get a better flavor of bean to be considered the best of the best. Great spot, and a hip oasis from the bustling streets of Philly.

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+ Coolness
+ Amazing Decor

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Pure Fare

Posted on 16 October 2012 by mattbaker

119 South 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Half restaurant and half coffee shop this place rocks. With a small La Marzocco, Pure Fare has the care for the coffee and it shows in the flavor. My 8oz Latte order was corrected to actually be a “Cappuccino,” but they delivered a cup with beautiful color and taste. Not only do they rock a great cup, but the have some delicious foods that give you an all around great experience. Smoothies, salads, sandwiches and Burmese papaya salad make this a one stop shop of delicious. Not the greatest place to hang although the do have one giant table with some very addicting swivel seats, but cool enough to have lunch and move on.

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Nightandday

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Night and Day Coffee

Posted on 20 September 2012 by mattbaker

2 North Main Street
Mansfield, PA 16933

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Conveniently located on the corner of main street in this sleepy university town. With interesting art on the walls and each table hand painted to advertise a local business this coffee shop is a funky little spot. It also serves as the local health food store, with free range eggs and other healthy supplies to grab with your coffee. The ambiance is almost overkill with the murals but, for a coffee shop in the middle of nowhere this is a great spot to hang. The coffee on the other hand sucks mightily! They actually have “Carmel Latte” and “Vanilla Latte” written on there cool menu board. They even have “House Coffee with flavor shot” above Americano on their menu. A “shot of flavor” sound as appealing as the dog bones they have right next to the register. It’s ok though. This really is a paradise hangout and as long as it is not mandatory to “not” get a flavor shot in my drip then I am ok.

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