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Northern Light Espresso Bar

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536 Spruce St, across from Courthouse Sq, Scranton, PA 18503-1808
+1 570-342-3200
09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 20:00
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Milton, Vermont
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice coffee shop in the heart of downtown Scranton. As has been said on here before, great place to come and sit with a laptop for business or schoolwork. When I was in town the special they had for spring was a "Cadbury Creme Egg Latte." Being a huge fan of Cadbury eggs, I gave it a try and... More 

Thank HurricaneLuke88
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

There are plenty of places to sit and read, study or work on the computer. the beverages are very good and the staff is very professional. You can usually find some good conversation here as well.

Thank barbaradetz
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171 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Coffee is always fresh along with pastries and food in the case. One of the more reasonably priced places in the city. Staff is very friendly also.

Thank bmcand5510
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I always love stopping it at Northern Lights when I am in downtown Scranton. It's a great place with a great staff and I love their coffee and snacks.

Thank Happy_Gourmet1
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in late night for a caffeine injection via redeye - the best redeye I've ever had. The espresso was dark and silky, and the mocha aftertaste lingered for hours. From the looks of the menu, and the laid back atmosphere, this is a solid cafe.

Thank jcurran94
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wonderful coffee, tasty breakfast option, comfy seating and wonderful service! If you are in Scranton this place is a must!!

Thank Sonja F
Hawley, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have been going to the Northern Lights for years - everything from their baristas to their chai is wonderful! Their atmosphere is fantastic for any occasion - long study sessions to quick afternoon dates between meetings.

Thank Lotzie
St. Petersburg, Florida
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

After having one of the best chai lattes I've ever had, I have to say I'll dream of this place. Staff was nice and made all 6 of our drinks quickly. Everyone was pleased with their selections and we totally understand why it has been voted best espresso since 2004. Great seating both upstairs and downstairs. If I lived in... More 

Thank Kayla G
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Ok coffee, 2010 style coffee shop with couches and such. Moderately friendly staff. Nothing was overtly wrong....it was just rather forgettable. But definitely a better choice than Starbucks.

Thank Amy M
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

there coffee is AMAZING and I really mean it I go there during the night when everything is closing and I play the games they have there

Thank Maggie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Spruce St, across from Courthouse Sq, Scranton, PA 18503-1808
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
  • Phone Number: +1 570-342-3200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?