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Strange Brew

American, Coffee Shop
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79 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570 325-2916
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Coffee good, service not so sure

Walked in out of the cold for hot refreshments. We ordered two decaf coffees, which seemed to be a problem, we were told who orders decaf. Then my husband wanted a hot chocolate and he was asked "big guy like you want hot chocolate". Needless to say we didn't go back

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Mary F
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Bellerose, New York
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Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The weather was extremely cold and I stopped in for a hot cup of anything decaf but was mockingly told "this is a coffee house why would we sell decaf?"

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Bellerose, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Walked in out of the cold for hot refreshments. We ordered two decaf coffees, which seemed to be a problem, we were told who orders decaf. Then my husband wanted a hot chocolate and he was asked "big guy like you want hot chocolate". Needless to say we didn't go back

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Marlton, New Jersey
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164 reviews 164 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and myself went to Jim Thorpe for a weekend getaway. Both days during our shopping, we came in for some warm up as it was a pretty brisk February weather. The place is by far the coolest cofffee shop I have ever been in. The walls are painted like outer space, there is a giant stuffed squid dangling... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good sized quirky place on the Main St. Good coffee & drawings of many top music artists on the wall. They have a sofa, comfy chairs as well as some table & a counter with stools.

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The coffee and drinks here are good. The environment is good. The owner can be a little off and his sense of humor may escape those from out of town. I like to think of him in reference to the comic book store guy on the simpsons. I'm sure as he reads this he is saying " worst review ever".

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Endwell, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I liked the idea of the cafe, but it's just not quite there. Neat environment, average coffee, unfriendly service.

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Westminster, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Trendy.... and the Art Mural was awesome of Past Musicians. Personally done by the Owner of the Shop with a Friend. The place was quaint and had fun coffee flavors.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My family and I love shopping in Jim Thorpe, PA. However, I have never been treated so poorly by a shop owner. I walked in with 11 people and ordered 8 hot chocolates and the man behind the counter turned us away. He told us there is a candy store across the street and he was tired of making hot... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stopped here for coffee and had a wonderful surprise as it was bit of an eclectic step back in time. Best part, a mural tracing the history of rock n roll legends. You gotta go here if you're in Jim Thorpe. PS the coffee was great.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Caveat: I did not try the coffee and I usually drink regular coffee or a latte. On this occasion, I was fully caffeinated and wanted a chai latte. This was unlike any chai latte I've ever had across a variety of coffee shops. It was like melted white chocolate met some chai spice. It was excessively, undrinkably sweet. Friends got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Jim Thorpe
  • Phone Number: 570 325-2916

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

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