Skip to Content

Coffee and Brunch in Harrisburg

If your travels take to or by Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, don’t worry, you won’t go hungry. There is good food and coffee to be found in Pennsylvania’s capital city.

Important Update
Many businesses have revised their hours due to COVID-19. Some may close, either temporarily or permanently, without notice. Be sure to check websites for updated information.

During our recent weekend visit, we hit up the original Little Amps Coffee Roaster for coffee and then went to Home 231 for brunch. It was our kind of Sunday eating, albeit not in our normal Philadelphia backyard.

Coffee at Little Amps Coffee Roasters in Harrisburg

We found Little Amps Coffee Roasters in the historic, gentrifying Olde Uptown neighborhood. It’s easy to find large coffee chains almost everywhere, but finding a good coffee-house takes a little more effort. To us, it’s important to make the extra effort for quality coffee, even when we’re traveling.

Outside Little Amps Coffee Harrisburg
Outside Little Amps

Little Amps opened in 2011 as an independent coffee shop and record store. The hip atmosphere reminded us of coffee shops that we frequent in Philadelphia with a unique musical twist.

Inside Little Amps Coffee Harrisburg
Inside Little Amps

We ordered our coffees and watched as the barista handcrafted them.

Making the Pourover at Little Amps Coffee Harrisburg
Making the Pourover at Little Amps

Daryl enjoyed his pour over coffee, while Mindi savored her cappuccino. Both cups were good to the last drops.

Enjoying Coffee at Little Amps Coffee Harrisburg
Enjoying Coffee at Little Amps

Little Amps Coffee Roasters is located at 1836 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, United States.

Brunch at Home 231 in Harrisburg

After getting sufficiently caffeinated, we headed over to Home 231 for brunch.

Home 231 is located just a mile away in a residential downtown Harrisburg neighborhood. The restaurant serves locally sourced, seasonal food in a comfortable atmosphere.

Home 231 Brunch Harrisburg
Home 231

We started our brunch with some drinks. Not surprisingly, Mindi ordered a spicy bloody mary which happened to be made with pepper-infused vodka.

When house-made doughnuts with three dipping sauces magically appeared at our table, we couldn’t say no to the hot, sugary nuggets of fried dough.

Starters at Home 231 Brunch Harrisburg
Starters at Home 231

As we added to our coffee buzz with Philadelphia’s own La Colombe, we dug into the food.

Daryl had hangar steak and eggs served with hash browns. Mindi had the pan scrambled eggs with breakfast sausage, spinach, roasted mushrooms, cheddar cheese and a side of fresh fruit salad.

Brunch at Home 231 Brunch Harrisburg
Brunch at Home 231

To complete the meal, our hosts ordered a skillet of cornbread for the table to share.

Skillet Cornbread Brunch Harrisburg
Skillet Cornbread

We’re spoiled by good food and coffee in Philadelphia. It’s good to know that two hours away, the same can be found in Harrisburg.

Home 231 is located at 231 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, United States.

Plan Your Harrisburg Stay

Click here to research the best rates for hotels in Harrisburg.

Click here if you prefer to stay in an Airbnb apartment with a kitchen.

Hungry for More in Pennsylvania?

Check out our food guides for Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Red Beach Selfie in Santorini

About the Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.

Subscribe

You’ll get periodic email updates as well as our FREE guide to eating like a local when you travel. We won’t send you spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Disclosures

Sponsorship
We thank Visit Hershey & Harrisburg for hosting us to facilitate this article.

Article Updates
We update our articles regularly. Some updates are major while others are minor link changes and spelling corrections. Let us know if you see anything that needs to be updated in this article.

Hotel Hershey | More than Just Chocolate
← Previous
Feast of the Seven Fishes | Sicilian Style
Next →

Jim Cheney

Thursday 12th of December 2013

I love Little Amps! There is also one located 2 blocks from the Pennsylvania Capital on State Street.

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Friday 13th of December 2013

You are lucky to have two Little Amps locations near you! We would be regulars if they were near us.