The Soup Spot comforts Harrisburg tummies and tongues with toasted sandwiches, fresh salads, and a rotating selection of soups inspired by Dutch and Creole flavors. Typical bowl-fillers include dirty rice, a deceivingly fresh concoction of chicken, sausage, ground beef, and vegetables ($3.95 for medium), or stromboli soup, a creamy tomato-based soup once used by the Italians to quench the throats of erupting volcanoes ($4.65 for medium). Champagne salad forgoes corks for feta, almonds, craisins, and mandarin orange slices ($6.50), while lebanon bologna and swiss cheese wrestle to win the sweet affections of honey mustard in a Frying Dutchman sandwich ($4.95). Check the updated online menu or call ahead to learn soup specials or alternate uses for croutons.
While adults sip gourmet brews from Seattle’s Best and bolster blood cells with fuel from the colorful and healthy menu, children can chow down on grilled Cheesasaurus sandwiches or dash off to one of the three sunny adjoining playrooms. One space entertains kids ages 2–6, encouraging theatrical, creative play, while the s'mores-soft Tot Spot amuses kids under 2, and older kids improve hand-eye-coordination playing a variety of video games. Adults can choose to observe the anthropological doings within, or check kids in with a qualified playroom sitter and return to the calm land of rooibos, biscotti, and the art of adult conversation.
Chef Russ Dingeldein's love for crafting cakes and pastries began in the renowned Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Plaza. Over the decades, he learned how to whip meringue and caramelize creme brulee, but his desserts reached national acclaim during a guest segment on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee when he taught Regis Philbin how to make his luscious chocolate cream pie.
When he saw Camp Hill Bakery preserving the treasured pastime of artisan baking, he wanted his talents and tastes he developed over his long career to be a part of it. Today, Dingeldein's cakes, pies, and breads are edible showpieces that the community shares with one another daily. The bakery's European-style pastries are its most elegant treat: each tart, napoleon, and eclair is a sculpture of cream, fruit, and chocolate, as tasty as it is artful. But sweets aren't the whole story either. Artisan breads like the parmesan black-pepper loaf and sourdough rounds are equally satisfying solo, dipped into olive oil, or stuffed into your cheeks for long-term storage.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 1?5
Parking: Free street parking
Alcohol: Wine only
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
At the Cinnamon Kiss Cafe, breakfast is an art form. Signature recipes get a dash of homegrown appeal thanks to fresh ingredients picked from the local market. These elements culminate in pancakes, french toast, egg dishes, and a breakfast special that combines all of the above. To complement these selections, the cafe offers up mimosas and the Cinnamon Kiss Tea, a house-special sweet tea with added flavors.
At Tanya's Cookie Boutique, cookies can be disguised as almost anything. That's because Tanya, the baker behind the shop, decorates each cookie by hand after she pulls it from the oven. Miniature houses, ice-cream cones, and playing cards are a few of the designs she crafts with batter and icing. She also teaches groups how to make their own decorative sweets during in-store classes.