Ember + Forge

401 State St, Erie
(814) 651-0718

Recent Reviews

Lauren Guckert

Generous portions, nice environment, friendly staff, and plenty of outlets. Great coffee selection too! Would’ve appreciated an oat milk option but other than that no complaints!


Have been multiple times and always had a good experience , they are wheelchair Accesible , have Wi-Fi indoor and outdoor seating in the picture the second window with the cement stone underneath was there walk up window during the pandemic as the indoor area was closed . Have had various coffee , lattes and chai tea drinks all were fresh hot and expertly crafted , I had many visits during the winter months with my surgeon across the street so a hot cup of coffee was always on the menu after an appointment well waiting for the bus .

Julia Chandler

Great location and service with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. The space was clean and bright but relaxed ?

A. C.

An excellent little coffee shop in downtown Erie which serves coffee just as good as I would find in my hometown of Seattle. This is not the kind of coffee shop to expect Starbucks style drinks or sweet cream topping.

Timothy Meline

Absolutely wonderful coffee shop. Great place to enjoy and relax. Sweet shop directly across the street if you want to enjoy the sweets with your coffee. Very very helpful nice baristas.

Andrew Ellis

We stopped by Ember + Forge for a quick cup of coffee on way out of town after a weekend visit. It was clean and bright and artful, and bustling with happy customers.The latte I had was great, and their care for the craft was clear, but it was all almost (is this weird to say?) overshadowed by the staff's obvious love for their regular patrons and community pride. It was a great last stop to make, and left a positive enduring impression of Erie that I will carry with me until my next visit.

Samantha Fike

Absolutely love this place! Atmosphere amazing and plenty of seats. Every barista I encounter here they're just so wonderful, great personalities, I don't even have to tell them my order they remember it. So glad I decided to stop in this is my go-to coffee shop did I mention coffee is amazing. Thanks Ember+Forge employees for being so amazing.

kasia s

Good coffee, good atmosphere, great location. Overall I would’ve given this coffee place 4 or 5 stars (especially for Erie!) but I stopped going here after they started flying a political flag in their window. It is unsavory how political agendas (LGBTQ) are thrown in our faces everywhere we go, including a little coffee shop!

Elizabeth S.

I love the coffee drinks and tea. The staff are great. However - there needs to be a better system. I do not have 15-30 mins to wait for a coffee drink. I've stood in line for 15-30 mins on two occasions waiting for the person ahead of me to get a hand pour. I was in the other day and the same thing happened and I had to leave because I work. Can't you either add more staff or come up with a better system for folks who just want to grab a good cup of coffee quickly?

Monét Bottenfield

The coffee was - eh, ok. Nothing to write home about. There was plenty of seating. I appreciated the atmosphere in general, but there was something lacking - just can't quite put my finger on it. The baristas were friendly. Would appreciate an offering for whipped cream or cold foam. Not sure that my small cup was worth $5.

Lois Heise

Very nice prices & atmosphere! Very friendly too. I felt at home there while enjoying a wonderfully made cappuccino!

Paul Cote

Great ambience and decor, cool vintage signs and hand made vintage style pennants for sale, I had a dirty chai and it was delicious. Very friendly staff who put up with my humor attempts, dog friendly. Go!

Michael McCoy

Everything you need out of a coffee shop, chill, nicely designed and they care about their beans. Coffees delicious.

Daniel JAMES

The coffee is okay. They have changed their business to take out only. They don’t want people to sit down so they don’t deal with cleaning and disinfecting, they just want your money without work.They have even tied down the table and chair outside so you can’t sit outside either.

Halee ReNdoe

The Pistachio Latte and Pistachio Working Man Cake were absolutely amazing! Such a great variety of seasonal flavors!! Highly recommend!

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