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Courthouse Common Espresso Bar

Posted: December 12, 2015 at 9:30 am   /   by   /   comments (11)

2 S Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Courthouse Commons Espresso Bar & Bistro Website

We are your friendly local coffeehouse (we like to refer to us as an Espresso Bar and Bistro) We are located across from the Courthouse (formerly Mandys) We specialize in coffee based beverages and customer service!! If you have not had the chance to stop by since it was Mandys….you will be pleasantly suprised at all the changes! We have FREE internet computers and are Wireless!! It is a relaxing atmosphere with plasma T.V’s and outside dining area. We have an extensive menu themed after the courthouse. We even have sandwiches named after our Judges here in Carlisle.

Mon-Weds 7a-4p
Thurs 7a-9:30p (Open Mic night w/Ric LeBlanc of CheapSneakers)
Fri 7a-5p
Sat and Sun 8a-3p

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  • January 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm Lynne

    MW…Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience there. I often have the veggie wrap (and not because I am a vegetarian either) I just really enjoy it! It has romaine lettuce (not iceberg like most places) roasted red peppers, tomatoes, onions (prefer mine without the onions), avocadoes, cucumbers and a great balsamic blue cheese dressing that I love.
    Did you say anything to the owners? They would have been more than happy to correct your issue I am sure. They are very nice.
    I find these forums a little disturbing that people put less than pleasant things on them and they never even bring the concern to anyone to try to rectify the problem. They did have a new guy working who needed some extra training, but they were working with him to get him up to their standards.
    I still think you should give them another try AND IF you truly only got lettuce and tomato on a wrap…I would bring it to their attention so they can FIX the issue. IMO

    • January 25, 2010 at 7:06 am Carlisle Restaurants WebAdmin

      @Lynne: Thanks for the nice, well thought out reply. I agree. People should contact the management or owners when they have a bad experience at ANY establishment, whether it is a restaurant, retail shop, service establishment, etc… This is the only way that businesses can grow. The ones that fail, are the ones that just didn’t care.

      However, many people are concerned that their comment/complaint will become a confrontation – so that is where forums, review sites and comment boards can help owners find their problems. A business owner should be proactive to find out what people are saying about their business online too, even though that can sometimes be difficult.

    • December 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm Craig

      The staff that works there during the week is just plain rude. That is the owners I think. They could learn a little bit about customer service from the weekend crew. It is too bad because it is a great location. I now drive to Starbucks versus walking the two blocks because I don’t like to reward poor customer service. And no, it wasn’t a one time thing. Multiple visits with same results. If you are going to visit try it on the weekends.

      • March 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm Johhn

        I agree with everything Craig has said. I have been there 3 times within the last year I have lived in Carlisle. Each time I hoped to have a better experience that would make me want to come back but I have decided that three chances is enough and I will not be going back. The food might be a little pricey but it is good. The customer service is another thing. The way that the owners talked to the staff was not respectable and their attitude with me was not delightful. I since have been going to Panera and will continue to go until I hear better reviews. On a positive note, their hot chocolate is better than any I’ve had elsewhere… I would highly recommend it if you do decide to go.

      • August 25, 2012 at 12:55 am Jan

        I visited Courthouse Commons cafe on a Friday (was at the courthouse to get copies of documents for a research) and was also disappointed. I am from out of town, so cannot give the cafe multiple chances. My sandwich was the ham, chicken, and bacon with honey mustard. I could not taste anything but the mustard and ham; sandwich was cold, my chips were tilted onto the tabletop but they did replace them. The potato salad side was delicious though I was told it was not made in-house. My soda fountain Pepsi was flat. Service was so so …not special. My wheelchair van transportation was due so I did not want to deal with improving the cafe by getting management….who if doing their job, there would not be any negative comments.

  • January 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm MW

    I was very dissapointed.
    I went there after they moved across the street and had thier veggie wrap. What I got was a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice and that was it. VERY dissapointing for $7.00. But on the other hand they have great coffee and latte’s. I won’t be back anytime soon – I would rather go to Panera for the latte and get a good meal too!.

  • February 6, 2009 at 7:35 am Tim

    Great place to eat! Great service. Can’t wait for you to start roasting your own coffee…you have the total package!

  • February 6, 2009 at 4:19 am Mimi

    The Best! Great place for Coffee, soup, sandwich and to gather with friends. Atmosphere is terrific.

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  • January 11, 2009 at 7:18 pm Linda

    LOVE THE NEW PLACE!!! (They moved across the street for those of you that may not know)
    Amazed at how much better the place is.

    I had the Crab and Asparagus soup………YUMMY!!!!!!!

    • January 12, 2009 at 4:24 am Carlisle Restaurants WebAdmin

      I did not know that they moved. Gonna have to take a look at the new place. Thanks!