While visiting Lancaster a few weeks ago, after going to dinner with our friends, we stopped by the Prince Street Cafe to get a little coffee pick me up with treats! (I will link that post as well if you are interested in my review of The Pressroom.)
This establishment originally opened in 2006, and it has been a favorite of my friends, the community, and also my own as well. One of my first memories in this unique spot was visiting in my early professional career, sitting down with a friend, and making my very first resume. Also, through the years, it has always been the perfect spot to just relax and have an amazing coffee. Everyone in the area always seems to speak fondly of it, and you can tell why as you walk through the doors.
On their website they state “We offer only the best selections for our customers. From quality beans and local fare, to engaging environments and sustainable relationships, we work hard to create a meaningful experience.” Also, I must add that even thought we ordered coffee and treats when we visited, they do currently offer a variety of breakfast options (these are served all day), delicious sandwiches, rice and grain bowls, soups, and salads as well. They also have a nice selection of coffee beverages, smoothies, and teas. I am sure seasonally, some of the items may change.
When we walked in, we were absolutely enthralled with the gorgeous pastries and the very kind staff also greeted us right away. We ordered a mocha and latte, with designs on them that were super cool. They were so beautiful in addition to being tasty! My friend ordered a brownie, and I decided on one as well that had oats in it. We were both really happy with these treats!
If you have been a reader of this blog for awhile, you know that I love to incorporate a little history into the posts, so that you really get a sense of the area as well. The very interest thing about the Prince Street Cafe is that it is literally right next to the Fulton Opera House, also known as The Fulton. The Fulton Theatre was named after Robert Fulton, who was a creator of the first functional steamboat, and was a pioneer of this technology of that time. The early beginnings of the theatre were a bit darker. The building was once a pre-Revolutionary jail, and in 1763 a vigilante gang known as The Paxon Boys massacred the Conestoga Indians that were being held there at the time under protection. Years later, in 1852, the renowned Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan, recreated the building as a community center for lectures, meetings, concerts, and theatre productions. This particular theatre is reported to be the oldest working theatre in the United States.
If you are visiting the Lancaster area (it is only a little over an hour and a half drive from Philly) you should definitely check out the Prince Street Cafe. Let me know in the comments if you have ever gone here as well, and what you thought about it. I hope you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click that subscribe button!