The locally roasted beans and buttermilk-laced Nathan Miller Chocolate bars are reason enough to visit one of Little Amps Coffee Roasters’ three locations in Harrisburg, PA. But it’s owner Aaron Carlson’s background in music—he played in a Bay Area band called Shrouded Strangers—that really sets the coffeehouse apart from other third-wavers in central Pennsylvania. Each shop houses a bin of tightly curated vinyl, including releases by local acts, indie labels like Thrill Jockey and Dischord, and left-field themes such as “Sounds From Iceland.” Flip through this month’s new releases and reissues while sipping a zingy Uptown Ginger Brown, a signature cappuccino cut with ginger, fresh orange zest, and brown sugar.
1836 Green St., Harrisburg, PA; 717-695-4882.
133 State St., Harrisburg, PA; 717-635-9870.
320 Market St., Harrisburg, PA; 717-236-5700.