23 Aug 2014
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Where to Get Coffee, Power, Food

We're pulling together a roundup of open businesses where you can get coffee, food, or charge your cell phone - or just sit in the warmth, for a bit.

Where to Get Coffee, Power, Food

Joan Doyle grabbed lunch with friends at Coach's Steak and Hoagie House, on Tuesday and plugged her cell phone into the wall to charge.

Carol Counihan drove around in her car the day after Hurricane Sandy so her phone could recharge on her car charger.

Finding warm food, coffee and a place to recharge electronics has been a challenge in Central Bucks after Hurricane Sandy pummelled the area on Monday.

As many people are still without power, we offer this ongoing list of places that are open and welcome you to recharge, literally and figuratively, while you wait for the power to come back on.

Hickory Kitchen: "We are OPEN for YOU! Free WIFI & Lotsa plugs for you to re-charge all of your batteries. Stop by for a warm cup of coffee or hot tea...How about a cup of soup to warm you up? Chicken Noodle & Sweet Corn Chowder"

Nonno's, Zen Den, Wawa, Dunkin' Donuts and the downtown Starbucks all have been open and serving hordes of customers anxious for coffee and more. Customers have been reporting long waits - 40 minutes at Wawa on Tuesday morning, 25 minutes at Starbucks Tuesday night - but as one customer said, "It was totally worth it."

Jules Thin Crust reopened on Tuesday with no phone service but was still able to serve up hot pizza to hungry patrons.


UPDATE 11:20 a.m.

I put out a call on our FB page for businesses that are welcoming people in to recharge. The response is overwhelming. Kudos to all these places for stepping up:

Doylestown Bookshop

Basically Burgers

"Sublime Apparel in Peddler's Village has electricity and you are welcome to come in and charge your phone!"

Impact Hair Salon

Upper Bucks YMCA in Quakertown

"Bucksmont Indoor Sports Center, hatfield pa, free wifi and electric outlets!"

"You can charge devices at Doylestown Bike Works"

Dragonfly Yoga Studio on Green Street

"Village Tavern in North Wales was offering soup, tea, coffee for free yesterday as well as outlets. Philadelphia Sports Club in Chalfont was letting people take showers as well."

Gross' Gourmet has coffee and electric

"You can shower at the Tri-Hampton YMCA - in Newtown at Chandler Hall or in Fairless Hills. See  Newtown Patch for more info!"

Embers Cafe at Plumsteadville Fire Company

Cafe at the Giant in Warwick Township

The Pineville Tavern at 1098 Durham Road Pineville (border of Buckingham and Wrightstown)

"You could come and charge your phone at Vera Fran Boutique. May have a cup of coffee for you too."

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