LECOM Opens Erie's Newest Coffee Shop

Coffee Culture Café now open to the public Sunday to Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to midnight.

Erie’s newest coffee house has opened on Peach Street and the café already is busy with customers eager to try out the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. LECOM opened the Coffee Culture Café and Eatery on Peach Street at 7 a.m. Monday morning, July 25.

Cashier Paige Owen rings up customer Loretto Bellicini. See more photos.

Right after the doors open, patrons were lining up to try the coffee, baked goods and breakfast sandwiches made fresh in the café kitchen. The restaurant offers comfortable seating in a warm, inviting atmosphere, where customers can spend time meeting friends or co-workers, working online, reading or just relaxing with some favorite activity.

Coffee Culture Café & Eatery is designed like a "European Café" with granite table and counter tops. The upscale interior makes the restaurant unique. There is a "soft seating" section with leather chairs, fire place and flat screen TV for those who just want to relax with a cup of their favorite high quality coffee and enjoy the free Wi-Fi internet access.

The menu includes specialty coffees (Cappuccino, lattes, chillers and coffee blends) and also offers a variety of soups, salads, and specialty Panini Grilled sandwiches, pizza and wraps. Customers also can enjoy their beverages and meals outside on a covered patio.

Coffee Culture bakes fresh daily on premise offering muffins, pastries, scones, croissants, cookies and serving upscale gourmet cakes and apple tarts.

LECOM has hired veteran restaurant manager Neil DiSanti, who will direct the daily operations of the facility and employ up to 30 people.

Neil Disanti works with Audrey Stadler on a new sale. See more photos.

The College remodeled the student center at 5761 Peach Street to accommodate the 65 seat restaurant which is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m Sunday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to Midnight on Friday and Saturday.

While the restaurant is open to the public, students will continue to have secure access to the south side of the building. The renovations allow the students to take advantage of the private space to study, hold club and student government meetings and social activities, now with the advantage of having a café next door. See more photos of opening day at Coffee Culture Café and Eatery.

Coffee Culture Cafe and Eatery is located at 5761 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509. The phone number is (814) 860-3310.

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, LECOM School of Dental Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. Prepare yourself for medicine as your life’s profession.

July 25, 2011
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