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COFFEE SHOP ROUNDUP

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Published on
April 30, 2024

Sip your way through Hanover’s best coffee shops serving up everything from lattes to espresso, both hot and iced. Not a coffee drinker? Most options offer a selection of teas and cocoas as well.

Deja' Brew Coffee & Bakery | 16 Center Square, New Oxford | (717) 479-5544

Voted best bakery and coffee shop two years in a row, Deja' Brew is a favorite among Hanover and New Oxford residents. Choose from a huge selection of hot and iced coffees, lattes, and teas. Can’t decide? Choose from their selection of signature drinks—they’re all delicious!

Ghouls and Grinds | 455 Carlisle St. | (717) 476-4645

Hang up your broom and sit a spell with all of your best witches at Ghouls and Grinds! New to Hanover in 2019, Ghouls and Grinds is Halloween heaven. Their menu features drinks like vampire slayer, a chocolate and raspberry espresso-based drink, as well as items like cookies and scream and punkin’ pie. While you sip your drink, enjoy the never-ending loop of Halloween movies playing on the TV. For some of us, every day is Halloween, and thankfully, Ghouls and Grinds is open year-round.

Ikigai Coffee Hanover | 11 York St.

Meet downtown Hanover’s newest coffee shop, Ikigai (pronounced e-key-guy)! Located underneath the new McAllister Hotel apartments, Ikigai serves specialty coffee & tea as well as a curated selection of sweet and savory baked items made in-house. Their caffeine free menu boasts frappes, steamers and coolers. Check out their stylish space today!

Jacquelyn's Bakeshop & Cafe | 1785 Baltimore Pike | (717) 637-2253

Whether you’re looking for a filling lunch, sweet snack, or afternoon pick-me-up, Jacquelyn's is sure to satisfy! Locals love basking in the artsy, eclectic atmosphere that makes this eatery unique. We recommend the London fog tea latte, quiche, and pretzel sandwiches. Looking to have a cake or cupcakes made for an event? Jacquelyn's does that too!

Merlin’s Coffee | 10 S. Franklin St. | (717) 632-7692

Looking for a great coffee shop? Merlin’s is your spot! The owners take pride in roasting their own coffee beans, making their coffee super fresh and tasty. Visiting in the summer? Enjoy your drink on their outdoor patio.

Reader’s Café | 125 Broadway | (717) 632-2524

Half bookstore, half café, the Reader’s Café is full of ambiance and history. Try their famous tarragon chicken salad sandwich paired with a cup of soup or a salad. And don’t forget to try one of their many espresso drinks!

Three Arrows Coffee | 1649 Broadway (Markets at Hanover Location) | (717) 965-2721  
                                         1227 Baltimore St. (WellSpan Location) | (717) 356-4903

With two locations in Hanover, you’re never far from a delicious coffee from Three Arrows! This local business brings great coffee from different cultures of the world right here to Hanover. Choose from their wide selection of drinks including coffees, teas, cider, hot cocoa, smoothies, and more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about dietary options, reservation policies, and hours of operation.

What are the top attractions to visit in Hanover?

Visitors often inquire about the Hanover Historic District, which is known for its over 2600 mid-19th to mid-20th-century buildings.

Are there guided tours available in Hanover?

In Hanover, Pennsylvania, history enthusiasts can enjoy a journey through time with visits to the Hanover Area Historical Society Museum, which showcases the town’s rich past; the Warehime-Myers Mansion, a beautifully preserved example of early 20th-century architecture; and the Neas House, one of the oldest surviving structures in Hanover, offering a glimpse into the life of the 18th-century Pennsylvania German settlers. These historical landmarks provide a captivating window into Hanover’s heritage and are a must-visit for those looking to experience the town’s historical charm.

Can visitors engage in any unique local activities?

In addition to Codorus State Park and Hickory Falls, Hanover is also known for the Snack Town Street Fair, a vibrant festival celebrating the town’s snack food heritage with craft vendors, food, and entertainment, created in partnership between the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and Utz Brands

What historical experiences can one have in Hanover?

Hanover provides a rich historical experience with tours like the Civil War Ghosts of Gettysburg Tour and the Spirits of Jennie Wade Ghost Night Tour in nearby Gettysburg.

What is Hanover known for?

Hanover, Pennsylvania, is renowned as the Snack Food Capital of the World, home to iconic brands like Utz Quality Foods and Snyder’s of Hanover, which are part of the Campbell Snacks portfolio.                              

Where can I grab a drink?

Dolphin & Anchor Pub: Located in the heart of Hanover, they offer traditional beer styles with a twist.

Sign of the Horse Brewery: A contemporary brewery catering to craft brew enthusiasts with a range of house taps.

Fat Bat Brewing Company: A local brewery started by a beer-loving brother and sister team, known for their craft beer selections.

Iron Lion: A place where you can enjoy a selection of craft beers in a market setting1.

Where can I get a map of Hanover?

The Borough office at 44 Frederick St, Hanover has everything you will need to find your way around Hanover.