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Rise and Grind: Perkasie’s Perfect Blend of Coffee and Community

Teagan McCalley
Rise and Grind’s front counter, display, and menu

Step inside Rise and Grind, and you’ll instantly feel the warm, inviting vibe that has made this cozy cafe a beloved Perkasie gem for coffee lovers and community members alike. Located on North Seventh St. in the center of Perkasie, it has quickly become a hot spot that customers rave about. Upon entering the building, you are surrounded by rich aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans and baked goods. Behind the counter is a pastry display with locally sourced and house-made goods for purchase. Rise and Grind has something for everyone to satisfy any craving. Their coffee options seem never-ending and range from ice coffee, hot lattes, and espresso, to more decadent options like the signature Nutella mocha, a fan favorite this past winter. As for food, their menu features breakfast and lunch. It has avocado toast, omelets, and gourmet sandwiches and wraps.

Rise and Grind’s atmosphere is also a big aspect. The cafe has a very open and airy feeling with big windows where plants can grow and sunlight can enter. The walls are covered with artwork and rustic decor. Ambient music sets the laid-back tone. Frequent customer Kelly Yerk said, “There is lots of natural light and comfy seating. I think it can be a great spot to get some work done or just hang out.” Rise and Grind opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. on weekdays and at 1-2 p.m. on weekends. With lots of seating and free Wi-Fi, it is a great destination.

Its busiest hours are between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends. Many regular customers frequent Rise and Grind. Patti Ervin, someone who goes almost daily, said, “When I started coming in here, I met a lot of really nice people, and you know, maybe I’ll sit here by myself, or maybe people will come in and chat. It’s not the same every day, but I’ve met a lot of really nice people.” Rise and Grind is able to cultivate a feeling of community in Perkasie by providing a place where connections can form, and people can meet. Additionally, Rise and Grind supports local small businesses by selling and promoting their goods on display in the center of the room. These items range from locally sourced honey and seasonal jams to cute household goods and accessories like placemats and ornaments. Rise and Grind also has its own little free library. It goes by the “take a book-leave a book” system and is an option for all customers. Since its opening in December 2019, its popularity has taken off. Customer Kelly Yerk said, “I would definitely recommend Rise and Grind to other people. It’s perfect if you live or work nearby, and it seems to have something for everyone.” Rise and Grind isn’t just a place to grab a delicious drink but a space that brings people together, whether it’s customers, employees, or other local businesses.


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Teagan McCalley, Student Writer
Teagan McCalley, Grade 12. Interests/hobbies include traveling, hanging out with friends and family, cooking, crafting, skiing, hiking, and going to the beach. Teagan plans to attend college after high school, possibly at West Chester, and possibly for early childhood education.

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