Downtown Gettysburg’s Ragged Edge provides coffee, pastries, smoothies, and more

Positioned just one block from the Gettysburg Square, the Ragged Edge Coffee House is an ideal location to enjoy a steamy cup of coffee or a delectable bite to eat after exploring the historic battlefields. 

The Ragged Edge is Gettysburg’s only coffee house, eatery and juice bar and serves a full menu of breakfast, lunch, espresso, lattes, smoothies, and home-made baked pastries.

Like the captivating history of the Gettysburg battlefields, owner (and former Gettysburg Borough Council President) Jacob Schindel’s shop has an awe-inspiring story. The Ragged Edge Coffee House first opened in April, 2001. Only three years later the original shop burnt down on Jan. 31, 2004. Schindel rebuilt and re-opened nine months later. And the shop survived still another fire in 2006.

The challenges have continued in the COVID-19 era, but the Ragged Edge has remained open, taking many safety protocols to make sure both tourists and locals can continue to enjoy the aroma of a coffee house despite the circumstances. Safety is made easier because the shop has an outdoor garden and three indoor dining rooms.

Saying his favorite part about being a business owner is to be able to “execute your own vision,” Schindel said ”I want the shop to feel like a small community inside a bigger one.” The shop also serves as an art gallery and poetry venue, with art openings and poetry readings on First Fridays.

Some of The Ragged Edge Coffee House’s most popular menu items are The Jasper Bacon Egg & Cheese and the Ragged Edge Club. You can enjoy them alongside a perfectly brewed coffee underneath a wooden canopy in the back courtyard. 

Whether you are longing for a cup of warm coffee or a tasty sandwich on a cool fall day, The Ragged Edge Coffee House has it all! It is the ideal spot to enjoy after spending a long day exploring historic Gettysburg. Find the Ragged Edge at 110 Chambersburg St.

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