Hi everyone! Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for good coffee places close to campus, and after trying out some places, I’ve compiled a list of the top 3 coffee shops:
#3 Starbucks (proximity 1.0 mile)
At third place, comes Starbucks. I tried my best to stay away from the popular coffee chains but it was just too good and too convenient not to mention. It’s very close to campus, a three minute drive, but if you are looking to get some exercise or stretch your legs as a study break you can walk down PA-611 (there is a sidewalk)!
While everyone has experienced Starbucks, this location is one of the best I have been to. Their service is fast and they never run out of your favorite drinks. Plus, they always play good music! Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, you won’t need a mask if you are vaccinated and you can even have a seat to enjoy your coffee inside.
#2 Sumatra Cafe (proximity 0.5 miles)
This one was a very tough one to put at number two because they are a family-run business and they have the best indoor seating, serve the best breakfast (their egg and cheese hash brown spinach wrap is delicious) and make the best iced tea, too! However, their coffee choices are a bit limited for them to be first in a list of the top three coffee shops! Their iced coffee and lattes are definitely top but they do not serve cold brew which was a bit of a bummer. I must mention though, this has to be the best place outside of campus to study and just enjoy the aesthetics!
#1 White Horse Coffee & Creamery (proximity 0.7 miles)
My top recommendation is White Horse Coffee & Creamery. They have all your favorite coffee drinks at a slightly lower price, and my favorite is their cold brew. They also serve light breakfast, including pastries which can be heated up (my favorite is the chocolate chip croissant). In addition, they have very comfortable seating, so you can definitely sit and study inside or outdoor. The reason this is my top choice is because of its amazing coffee and location, it has great parking space and is also a short walk from campus (also down PA-611 but a bit closer than Starbucks). As an added bonus, they serve some amazing ice cream!!!
- Ayah is an optometry student at Salus University