Local Spotlight: Commonwealth on Queen

April 24th, 2020 by

Biscuits and Gravy

Commonwealth: noun; a nation, state, or other political unit founded on law and united by agreement of the people for the common good.

Commonwealth on Queen: noun; a “farm to fork” café founded on love and united by a collection of foodies for the common good of all.

Spotlight: verb; to make conspicuous, call attention to. This month, the team at Faulkner BMW has chosen to spotlight one of our favorite Lancaster City eateries!

Cafe Lancaster PA

Big-City Vibes Meet Small-Town Friendliness

Sitting on the corner of Queen and Walnut Streets in Lancaster, Commonwealth on Queen is a cheery escape from the busy downtown traffic just outside its angular stoop. A century ago, you can easily imagine the squat, brick building in which it resides once being home to an old-school pharmacy or hardware store.

Floor-to-ceiling windowpanes ring the southern and western walls, filling the parlor with warm sunlight throughout the day. Step through the front door, and you’re immediately greeted by a cheery coffee bar trimmed with white subway tile. The soft pine floors and ultra-modern seating give a nod to Lancaster City’s homey yet funky vibe.

Head toward the back of the room to peruse their bookshelf before settling in front of the faux fireplace. On chilly spring mornings, one can easily picture themselves wiling away a few hours with a warm cup and a good read.

Coffee Bar

The Neighborhood Kitchen

Open seven days per week, Commonwealth on Queen focuses exclusively on the BBL: breakfast, brunch, and lunch. In a hurry? Diners also can grab a to-go cup from their Euro-style coffee bar.

Morning also offers diners the opportunity to go as traditional or eclectic as they please. They dish up everything from Chorizo Sausage Gravy & Biscuits to Truffle Mushroom Toast with goat cheese, spinach, mushrooms, and truffle oil atop poached eggs.

An easy walk from downtown, Commonwealth on Queen’s midday menu supplies healthy and delicious options to power you through the afternoon. Catering to both the meatless and health conscious, they offer plenty of scrumptious vegan items, including their famous Not Your Average Reuben. A vegan Reuben? Yes, we’re also amazed!

Good Food for the Common Good

To stay up to date on what’s currently brewing at Commonwealth on Queen, be sure to like them on social media today!

If you’re looking to support a great local business, you’re also welcome to purchase a gift card through their online site. Share it with a friend or save it for a future brunch session!


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