Former Biscotti restaurant finds itself in familiar hands


The coffee bar café formerly known as Biscotti, located on 300 N. Earl St., has changed owners and is now known as Wheel House Café.

The change happened in mid-December, when Biscotti owners, the Skiles and Freeman families, sold the business to a team consisting of a husband and wife as well as a family friend.

Justin Forrester, Stephanie Forrester and Josiah Becker changed the name of the restaurant to Wheel House Café on Dec. 17, 2012, but kept the restaurant closed until Jan. 2.

None of the trio has experience in restaurant ownership, but each has many years of serving and cooking experience between them.

All three had previously worked at a restaurant called The Hop, which stood in the same location before Biscotti took over in the spring of 2011.

Most items on the menu, which include “breakfast all day” are $6 or less. There are many different omelets, pancakes and French toast.

There is also a “Ship Breakfast,” which features two eggs, toast, either sausage or bacon and either two pancakes or two slices of French toast. For lunch, customers also have a variety of option from subs, to burgers, to soup.

Wheel House Café, which got its name due to its proximity with Shippensburg University, is open between 5:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays, and between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends.

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