A Quaint and Cozy Cafe in Shavertown
It’s kind of hard not to unwind and take a breath for a moment at KB’s Coffee House in Shavertown. There’s a genuine “Welcome to the neighborhood!” feel to this cozy Back Mountain gem. Vibrant potted plants wrap the covered porch. Pristine landscaping lines the intimate patio setting. The popular Main Street eatery was packed with the usual mid-day crowd, but the spacious indoor and outdoor seating offered more than enough options to spread out. It’s both quiet and busy, private but social — a friend’s backyard on a summer day, or that out-of-the-way café you didn’t really want anyone else to know about (Yeah, sorry about that).
We chatted with the owner of KB’s Coffee House, Kerry Beth Wilson, who says her favorite part about KB’s is her customers and patrons. They’re like family to her, and she finds such happiness hearing their kind remarks about the food. KB’s was originally in a much smaller location, but amidst their growing popularity in NEPA they moved to their current location in 2012. Wilson takes tremendous pride in her wonderful staff in the kitchen and out front with the public. We can see why; we were greeted by many friendly faces!
We decided to try a few items from KB’s lunch menu that definitely did not disappoint. The first item we tried was the Woodsman Burger. It’s a 100% Angus Beef patty topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, fried onion, lettuce, and a fried egg. The egg yolk drips over the gooey-melted cheese, crispy bacon and fried onion making every bite of this burger different than the last.
For a vegetarian dish, we highly recommend the Spinach Salad. This vibrant, refreshing dish is packed with spinach, blueberries, tomatoes, craisins, crumbled blue cheese, mozzarella cheese, and green peppers. And the tangy balsamic glaze ties it all together. As for classic comfort foods, KB’s has it all. We tried the Tuna Salad Sandwich and the Chicken Club Melt. The Tuna Salad Sandwich is made with fresh solid, white albacore tuna, mayo, lettuce and tomatoes. The Chicken Salad Club Melt is made with mayo, lettuce, tomato, bacon and American cheese.
Our final item, the Wafflewitch was unconventionally delicious. Instead of using bread, the Wafflewitch uses two Belgian waffles, offering up the perfect mix of sweet and savory. The Applewood smoked ham, lettuce, cheese, tomato, mayo, and waffles create an amazing lunch combo. Oh, and we can’t forget about the crispy, golden fries that accompany each sandwich.