Wake up and smell the options: Best breakfast places in Shippensburg


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Many doctors say that breakfast is the most important meal and should not be skipped, although many people choose to.

In Shippensburg, skipping breakfast is not an option.

You can get a hearty home-cooked breakfast for a cheap price.
There are a variety of satisfying dishes that will make lunch look like last week’s leftovers.

Keep in mind that all of these places are within walking distance of campus, so do not panic if you do not have transportation.
Shippensburg is a small, quaint place and the cafés reflect the town’s whimsical and historic setting.

Do not be bashful with Biscotti Café:

Biscotti is a small coffee bar, which is appealing to Shippensburg students to come in, grab a bite and do their homework because it offers free Wi-Fi.

This breakfast café is new to the area and has mouth-watering platters.

When you enter Biscotti, you are met with an aroma of coffee grounds and sweet morsels.

As your eyes scan the peach-colored walls, you will see pictures of student athletes and feel pride for the university as well.
The café has an assortment of omelets such as a veggie omelet, Western omelet and a New England omelet that includes bacon, sausage, ham, onion, black beans and cheddar cheese, for less than $8.

They are known for their breads and pastries that many people enjoy with a coffee or a latte, according to server Jessica Culligan.
Biscotti has a family-oriented feel because it is not a large chain café.

The people serving are very generous if there is a special request.
Look for Biscotti coupons in Shippensburg’s local paper, The Sentinel or check out www.thebiscotticafe.com. Biscotti is located at 300 N. Earl St.

Start off your day with B&A:

The Before and After Café, which is nicknamed B&A, got its name by being a café that is focused toward both college students and people in the town.

B&A’s atmosphere is family-oriented and laidback. The walls are covered with pictures of Shippensburg through the years, and you can sit comfortably in a booth, at the bar or at a table.
To accommodate college students, the second floor has televisions in three corners of the room and is more relaxed with tables large enough to fit a crowd, but upstairs is not as eye-pleasing as the first floor.

Many students choose B&A as a weekend breakfast favorite.
You can build your own breakfast from two eggs, two pieces of french toast, two pancakes, hash browns, sausage, biscuits and much more.

B&A has a breakfast that accommodates all palettes of taste. Currently, B&A has a new breakfast special called “The B&A Farm Breakfast” that includes crispy hash browns topped with biscuits, covered with scrambled eggs, dripping with their famous sausage gravy, all smothered with shredded cheddar cheese.
Most of the food served at B&A is made with fresh ingredients that will keep you coming back for more.

Check out their Facebook page for more information at www.facebook.com/pages/Before-and-After/76209579944 or call (717) 477-8088. B&A is closed only on Tuesdays.

Rise for Reisner:

If you are a student at Shippensburg University and you want a well-rounded breakfast without having to pay, then Reisner is the perfect place.

You can use your student identification card to enter Reisner Dining Hall by either using your meal or flex dollars.
This dining hall offers a plethora of food that will satisfy your cravings. For breakfast, a bagel bar is a popular choice.
You can toast your bagel or English muffin and choose from a variety of spreads.

If eggs are what you are craving, you can order your eggs to your liking or get a cheese omelet, but be prepared to wait in line.
Do not worry, the eggs are worth the wait. If you are craving meat, Reisner offers regular or turkey bacon, sausage and pork rolls. Reisner also has a waffle maker and pancakes with an endless amount of syrup that you can drench your entire platter in if you desire.
There is also a cereal bar where you can select from at least seven different kinds of cereal.

Reisner is a self-service dining hall that allows you to go up for seconds and thirds. The atmosphere is very busy and spacious.
If you are looking for a quiet place, this is not the place for you.

There are many of people bustling around, and at times, it can get loud, but it is a perfect place to socialize and share a few laughs with friends.

For more information on Reisner Dining Hall, visit www.dineoncampus.com/ship.


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