Road Tripping: The Coffee Pot – Bedford, Pa

There was a time when visiting the Bedford Coffee Pot was one of those things that just nagged and nagged me. Way over on the western half of Pennsylvania, it seemed lightyears away. In truth it is a mere 330 miles that for whatever reason may as well have been a million. Maybe it can be chalked up to some type of mental roadblock or… maybe sometimes the wishing for something is just as satisfying as the getting. Daydreams are perfect where life isn’t.

Then on winter Tuesday in 2009 I found myself at the coffee pot. Just like that. You wake up one day and finally just do whatever it is you want.

breadbox at the coffee pot

Then on a trip to Cleveland in December 2013 with my mom and daughter, we once again stopped at the Coffee Pot. Doing something once can make it a lot easier to do again. The roadblocks aren’t there anymore.

bedford coffee pot

In July of 2015, I stopped by the Coffee Pot yet again. This time on my motorcycle. You know, just to check on things.

fuzzygalore at bedford coffee pot

Nothing much had changed since the last time I visited. Considering the life that these roadside giants can endure, that was a good thing.



Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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6 Responses

  1. VStarLady says:

    Has it been saved as a tourist attraction or is it a coffee shop?

  2. Shybiker says:

    You’re so right — most of life’s obstacle are mental. They exist in our minds, not the real world.

    I don’t know if it’s less than 330 miles but there’s a very similar building in Rhode Island, outside of Providence, that not only looks like this but also sells coffee. I’ll snap a picture for you next time I’m up there. (My sister-in-law lives nearby.)

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Our minds are definitely NOT the real world 😀

      Oh, REALLY?! I’ll have to look that one up. There are some giant chicken army friends I want to visit in Rhode Island too 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

  3. Rosie says:

    Can you go inside?

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