Best of Phoenixville: Favorite Coffee Place

Vote for your favorite in our poll below.

After Bob's Haven Deli took the top spot in our Best Takeout poll, here's the next edition of Best of Phoenixville.

Where's your go-to stop for a good cup of Joe? Choose your favorite from the poll below. 

Nominations came in part from fans of Phoenixville Patch on Facebook. 

Voting closes Thursday at 9 p.m. and you can find out the winner at noon on Friday (or cheat and peek at the results after the polls close Thursday night). Remember that the results are (very) unscientific, so you can vote multiple times. 

-Artisans Gallery and Cafe 

-Dunkin Donuts


-My Favorite Muffin

-Soltane Breads and Spreads 

-Station Bistro

-Steel City Coffeehouse 


-The Wooden Spoon Cafe and Bakery

See one of your favorites missing? Let me know in the comments and I'll add it to the poll. 

In the event of a tie on our (very unscientific) survey, we will break the tie by counting the positive comments written below about the tied businesses, so please let us know why you think your choice is best.

Bud Horenci February 18, 2012 at 04:21 PM
There is NO better deal around than McDonalds. Name a single other source for a 20 ounce cup of very good coffee for $.95. And if you're a "senior" you can get a small cup for $.50 with unlimited free refills during your visit. The coffee is very good too.
Rebekah Ray February 18, 2012 at 04:21 PM
We are lucky to have so many great local coffeeshops in Phoenixville. The mocha's at Artisan's are addictive!
Lynn Jusinski February 18, 2012 at 04:57 PM
The ones requested have been added. Thanks everyone!
Peter C. Brown February 18, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Dunkin Donuts is good. My Favorite Muffin is also, but not as convenient. Wawa coffee is very good, and their iced coffee is the best around!
Yocal February 18, 2012 at 05:51 PM
My house every morning, fresh brewed french press, super strong Peet's coffee. Otherwise I "settle"(not really) for Artisan's. That said I agree with Bud that Mac Donald's and even WAWA give you the most for the money and convenience BUT are not unique to or a product of Phoenixville. For me I, like Guinness if you know what I mean.
Peter C. Brown February 18, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Guinness coffee?????
Yocal February 18, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Hmmm...Guinness coffee...:-) Actually it was just a poor analogy, picture: weak cheap coffee (Miller Light) vs. strong more expensive coffee, (Guinness). Both have their place but very different.
Peter C. Brown February 19, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Jamaican Blue Mountain perhaps? Can that - or something comparable - be purchased in the Phoenixville market?
PVilleRes February 19, 2012 at 03:32 AM
I love Wawa because of the convenience, but Artisans has got to be the best all around place. Great employees, great location, great shop, and most importantly, great coffee.
Jaxxon February 19, 2012 at 03:41 AM
The coffee shops in PXV each offer something unique. But if I'm going just for espresso, Soltane makes the best straight (non-flavored) espresso drinks--without question. They have a top-of-the-line espresso machine and baristas that know how to use it. To be honest, their espresso drinks are so delicious, you wouldn't want flavor shots and whatnot to cover up the flavors of the coffee (and the frothed milk, if your drink comes with it) . . . and proceeds support Camphill Communities to boot.
Peter C. Brown February 19, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Soltane? Haven't been there yet. I guess we should check it out?
PaMom76 February 19, 2012 at 07:57 AM
Support local business.... My favorite muffin is the best IMHO. The flavored coffee is so good, you don't need sugar or milk. Never tried soltane, that will be next stop for me.
westside of town February 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM
artisans is awesome, great food, great service, and the best coffee in town...
Susan Marshall February 19, 2012 at 01:25 PM
McDonald's. Great value.
Peter C. Brown February 19, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Yes! McDonald's does offer great value, and thei r iced coffee is addictive!
birdfan February 19, 2012 at 04:24 PM
My favorte muffin has the best big fat warm wonderful bagels in town. :-)
Sandra Momyer February 19, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I would say we are fortunate to have so many great coffee places in our area that afford a good cup of coffee and also a great place to meet friends and discuss all sorts of issues. It is fun..
Jaxxon February 19, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I think we have the best coffee selections and houses outside of Philadelphia. Soltane, Wooden Spoon, Artisans, and Steel City are all worthy contenders for best coffee--and they all are much better than any of the coffee shops I've been to in other Boroughs, Villages, etc.
Jaxxon February 19, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Not to mention Kimberton Roasters coffee beans that you can purchase at Giant!
Pat Dillon February 20, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Artisans Gallery has been a big part of the Phoenixville Renaissance. Artists display and sell their work there. Artisans sponsored the buy-a-bowl-of-soup fundraiser, supports Alex's Lemonade, and has a stand at the Phoenixville Farmers Market. It's a cozy enclave to sip coffee and enjoy fine art. Great place, great coffee.
JEC February 23, 2012 at 03:08 PM
The Wooden Spoon is a well kept secret! GREAT coffee not to mention GREAT food, just a great spot. Check it out. So many good choices to have coffee, but check out Wooden Spoon. It will NOT disappoint!
birdfan February 23, 2012 at 03:20 PM
mcdonalads is Fast food" and wawa is convenience store. I do not consoder them coffee shops and that is what we are voting on.
Michael Hill February 23, 2012 at 04:15 PM
The Wooden Spoon rocks!
Audrey Heinze February 23, 2012 at 06:51 PM
I feel Like McDonald's and Wawa are out of place on this list. Nevertheless my vote is for Artisan's all the way. The coffee is so delicious, the prices are reasonable, the staff is kind, the setting is beautiful and did I mention how great the coffee is?
Bud Horenci February 24, 2012 at 12:22 AM
How are they out of place? McDonald's is owned by a local franchisee, they have delicious coffee, the prices are better than reasonable and it's some peoples answer to "Where's your go-to stop for a good cup of Joe" as questioned in the original post by the blog. The question wasn't asking for the best coffee shop. If that was the question there should only be one or two answers, if that, because all of the businesses mentioned sell other things and likely make most of their money on those other things. Based on the question, they are most certainly not out of place.
Bud Horenci February 24, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Maybe thay's what you were voting for but I was voting in response to the original question..."where's your go-to stop for a good cup of Joe", not what's your favorite coffee shop.
Peter C. Brown February 24, 2012 at 01:16 AM
So far - nobody has mentioned Kimberton Whole Foods. Their coffee beverages and ambiance are also excellent, with lots of other options too. Check it out!
Peter C. Brown February 24, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Go Bud! My thoughts exactly! Many of us like Artisans Cafe but it is not always convenient. Many times the "serving yourself" on the run is more desirable than being served or waiting in line. Regardless - there is a plethora of great coffee spots - in and out of Phoenixville - to meet the needs of everyone. We should check them all out and give our business to those places that provide great service and options! Right?
Audrey Heinze February 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM
In my opinion the purpose if these polls is to inform readers about the true local businesses in our area. I'm certain that everyone is aware of wawa and McDonald's. Some may not have heard of Artisan's and I'm thrilled they now have! In my opinion, I don't choose my favorite cup of coffee or anything else based upon convenience. But you are entitled to yours as well.
Cara Graver March 01, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I just went to The Wooden Spoon this morning for the first time and want to shout from the rooftops about this jewel on Main St. Every sense is appealed to in this little nook of nourishment. There are treats and substance equally energized with artistic production and presentation. The art of sustenance is thriving at the Wooden Spoon. Check out the tastes to excite your palate as well as the palette to inspire your taste for imagination.


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