Every week in his column “Hold the Coffee”, News-Herald Reporter Simon Husted camps out at a Northeast Ohio neighborhood coffee shops reviewing their scene, menu, location and its space functionality.


For the highly anticipated ‘Decision 2015’, after reviewing coffee shops from areas in and around Cleveland’s Gordon Square, East 4th Street, Little Italy, Tremont, Lakewood and Willoughby he named our client, Harbor Perk as his favorite coffee shop of the year!

Husted says:

The coffee shop has an industrial flare that stands out, pride in its coffee roast blends, fun events like music nights, a vibrant staff and plenty of exposed brick. And most importantly, Harbor Perk plays a vital role in a city and neighborhood that’s digging itself out of an economic downfall and turning it around into a regional destination for arts and recreation. An exceptional coffee shop plays a big role in how I perceive a neighborhood and that isn’t any truer than Harbor Perk and Bridge Street.

Well said Simon!

rroastingWant to know more about The Perk’s famous roaster, “Steve” (yes, they named him), check out the San Franciscan Roaster blog (photos by Concept Pop).  And be sure to watch for a movie starring Steve coming soon by Concept Pop….