In an area filled with colleges, writers, freelancers, and caffeine addicts, I think Wilkes-Barre has been waiting for a good café to open. Pour Coffee House opened its doors to the public on May 7th and, if you ask me, they’re going to see a steady stream of customers coming in and out from now on.
Two coffee lovers have been working for four years to open Pour Coffee House, now located at 53 N Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Having traveled to cafes in NY, Philadelphia, D.C, and more, these two wanted to provide locals with a new café experience. As a way to address a gap in the marketplace, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Real Estate developer saw an opportunity for a café like Pour in the Wilkes-Barre area. They quickly got to work in creating and opening the coffeehouse.
Located in one of Wilkes-Barre’s historical buildings, Pour offers a space with quality coffee and a unique look. Be on the lookout for the coffee beans used in the cleverly-designed tables and on the bar when you visit! The decor is industrial with bright pops of art throughout. My favorite touch is the cozy booth seating with spool-shaped tables!
Pour is located just down the street from King’s College, but there’s plenty of opportunity for, well, everyone to take some time to spend there. The cafe is working to provide top-notch coffee with a place for students to study, business meetings to take place, and friends to relax.
One of Pour’s most convenient features is the outlets by every table and along the bar near the window. Whether you’re finishing your latest novel, researching your term paper, or holding a meeting for your team, Pour had you in mind when designing their café.
On my first visit, I ordered my typical almond milk latte. Personally, I like my coffee strong, so I didn’t add any flavors. I can tell you now that this is going to be my go-to drink here! If you’re not a coffee drinker, they offer tea as well. Plus, you can pair your beverage with delicious select pastries!
Pour is in the beginning stages of their business, and I cannot wait to see how they grow. Near the register currently stands an empty shelf with a sign that reads, “Don’t worry—something really cool is going to be for sale here soon! Local Trade/Vendors will be filling these shelves with unique items!” What a way to build up excitement! Be sure to keep your eyes open and shop locally while enjoying your coffee… and writing your latest masterpiece.
Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.