And, we’re off! This is the first official coffeehouse entry on this journey, and I found it fitting to make the “cornerstone” of this trip our venerable Cornerstone Coffeehouse on Market Street in Camp Hill. This is actually one of the first coffeehouses I ever visited, and while I’ve been there several times, this is the first time that I’ve ever spread the word about the virtues of this place. And it deserves that. Bohemians, hipsters, and suburban soccer moms all frequent this place in relatively the same frequency, and that’s no small feat for a niche business like a coffeehouse.
You see, I called the place “venerable” in the last paragraph because this is one of the few coffeehouses in the area that has been around for as long as most people can remember. It existed before the big-city business boom at the turn of the millennium that brought all the clubs and pubs to downtown Harrisburg and Wormleysburg across the Susquehanna. They are also one of the shrinking number of venues for live music around here. On the weekends they have a range of singer/songwriters coming in from around the area.
As for the coffee, it’s definitely good, but I must warn you that they err on the side of making it strong! Aside from that, the quality seems to be quite excellent, as is their selection of coffees. There’s also the normal coffeehouse fare; light pastries, etc. If you’re in the area, definitely check it out. Like I said before, it’s one of those “neighborhood haunts” for West Shore folk and you can always trust a place with so many regulars! Here are a few pics I snapped outside.