Searching for coffee houses has become one of my favorite past times, and I am always looking for a new "Mom and Pop" type coffee shop. So far, during my time in the Cumberland Valley, I have been able to find some very fun and interesting places where I can sit, enjoy a cup of coffee, and do a little people watching. My recent find is Smoothie Joe's Juice & Java on Ferry Rd in Mechanicsburg.
This place can be easy to miss because it is in a strip mall, but if you know what you're looking for it's easy enough to find. Smoothie Joe's has a great selection of coffee as well as espresso drinks and freshly prepared smoothies. There is also a large menu of food, including a lot of tasty sandwiches. I tried the house blend coffee and the "Breakfast Panini". Their coffee, in my book, is one of the top roasts in CV. I feel that you can always judge a coffee house by their house blend, and Smoothie Joe's definitely won me over. The panini was also excellent and it paired nicely with the house blend. The sandwich was ham, egg, and spinach on a white bread that was then grilled with a panini press. It came with a slice of orange which actually was a very nice compliment. I'm sure that I will be recommending Smoothie Joe's for a long time to come!