For many, the coffee shop is their comfort zone. Whether relaxing by the fireplace with a cup of coffee or plugging in to the Wi-Fi to answer emails, you’ll find a seat waiting for you these Berks County coffee shops where they are serving some of the best coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch that you’ll find in the county.

A brick wall with three shelves lined with old time railroad gear and coffee mugs

Brakeman’s Café

Located just two blocks from Boyertown’s bustling Philadelphia Avenue, Brakeman’s Café is perfect for a quiet cup of coffee alone or breakfast and lunch with the family. The café offers both indoor and outdoor seating where you can enjoy your cup of Twin Valley Coffee.

Cafe Esperanza Interior

Café Esperanza

My go-to for giving back, Café Esperanza is a pay-what-you-can café in the City of Reading helping to provide hot, nutritious meals to all those who want – or need – one. The cozy space has plenty of room and purchasing a meal here helps support those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford one.

Crave Café
Sinking Spring

Consistently voted among the best places for lunch in Berks County, Crave Café offers tables for two and four along with cozy couches and chairs where you can rest before starting your day.

Four Twelve Dining Room

Four Twelve

Featuring Passenger Coffee from Lancaster, PA, Four Twelve has been a favorite in northern Berks County since it opened in 2016. And if you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, Four Twelve has it – as long as you like waffles. The only menu items are waffle-based: waffle sandwiches, wafflets (omelets made on the waffle iron, Belgian waffles and waffle sticks for dipping.

The interior of the sunroom dining area with high top tables and cushioned benches at the Greenhouse Cafe

Greenhouse Café

With vegan brunch options and specialty drinks featuring dairy alternatives, the Greenhouse Café is the go-to coffee house for those adhering to a plant-based diet. We love it for the authentic Indian cuisine like strata and kati rolls paired with a glass of chai.

Morgantown Coffee House

In southern Berks County, near the Chester County border, the Morgantown Coffee House serves the Twin Valley area with their own Collective Coffee Project brand of drinks along with elevated breakfast and lunch dishes.

order counter at Simply BOLD Cafe in West Reading

Simply BOLD Café
West Reading

We’ve been frequenting Simply BOLD since its previous incarnation at Park Road Café in Wyomissing. The café uses its own signature blends with beans roasted in Shillington. In addition to a cozy dining room and tables for two by the window, Simply BOLD also has a small boutique with local and curated food, gifts and Simply BOLD swag.

empty dining room at Squawk Cafe in Wyomissing

Squawk Café

The Squawk Café has turned what could have been a very humble space – the lobby of the Riverfront Federal Credit Union – into one of the best breakfast cafes around. Go for the coffee and tea (try the London fog), stay for the French toast and breakfast burritos.


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