If your travels take you 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.
During our 2013 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.
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.
We ordered our coffees and watched as the barista handcrafted them.
Daryl enjoyed his pour over coffee, while Mindi savored her cappuccino. Both cups were good to the last drops.
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.
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 donuts with three dipping sauces magically appeared at our table, we couldn’t say no to the hot, sugary nuggets of fried dough.
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.
To complete the meal, our hosts ordered a skillet of cornbread for the table to share.
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.
Original Publication Date: December 12, 2013