In this installment of Taste of the Towns we explored Malvern to see what this Pennsylvania borough is cooking up. This Classic Town is known for its walkability and family-friendly nature that continues to attract new residents. The community has been home to a variety of dining options over the years that cater to all walks of life and taste preferences. Though the flavors you find in Malvern are all unique, what they share is their commitment to local ingredients and neighborhood pride.
13 West King Street
Located comfortably in the historic Malvern train station, Caffè Craze has been a daily part of commuters lives since 1997. The cafe proudly serves locally roasted coffees, espresso beverages, breakfast items, pastries, and their very own chai recipe to customers catching the morning train. Regulars of Caffè Craze have become family as the shop keeps a unique, hand-written book system that tracks orders and even IOU’s. The adorable, small-town look of the cafe is accompanied with a cozy European aesthetic that feels like home to whomever may stop in. Owner of Caffè Craze, Dawn Lewis, has worked passionately to offer delicious, high quality products to her customers. Their staple, Chaikhana Chai is made from whole, natural ingredients and can be found across the East Coast and online!
233 East King Street
Malvern Buttery has quickly become the town’s local gathering place for a relaxing cup of coffee, fresh baked breads, and made-from-scratch treats. The picture-perfect location fits seamlessly into Malvern’s downtown, as guests stop by to catch up with friends or grab goodies to-go from the counter. The shop pays careful attention to craftsmanship, quality, and being sure to support other local businesses and farms. The frequently updated menu features seasonal ingredients and always provides customers with something new to try. The team at Malvern Buttery is a close-knit group who act as stewards for the community, working towards the greater good for the environment and the guests they serve.
335 East King Street
Christopher’s was the first concept of its kind to come to Malvern and serve the community an affordable American menu. It’s a family restaurant where guests of all ages can find something to enjoy. The contemporary Southwestern cuisine aims to cater to their loyal customers with fresh seafood, daily specials, and classic favorites. The tight-knit community appreciates Christopher’s dedication to welcoming service and its laid-back atmosphere. Comfort food like their wings, burgers, mussels, and the delicious hot chicken dish are all popular picks that are sure to please. With the open kitchen, it’s easy for the staff to spot who’s in the restaurant and have their usual in the works…it’s just that neighborly of a place.
327 East King Street
The borough of Malvern was always missing an ice cream shop in its quintessential small town community. Akain Rowland recognized this problem and didn’t just answer the call, but went above and beyond with Scoops ‘N’ Smiles. The hand-dipped ice cream and homemade water ice shop has become a vital part of the Borough as locals have passionately rallied behind it. The business loves to make everyone feel like home as they engage in conversation and treat guests to traditional ice cream variations and refreshing water ice. Flavors are rotated daily, but there are always 20 available. So whether you’re searching for Espresso Explosion, Death by Chocolate, Cinnamon Caramel Swirl, Shoofly Pie, Mint Cookie Crunch, or simply Sweet Cream, there’s something for everyone. The old-fashion flavors and inviting hospitality keeps customers coming back no matter what time of year it is. Scoops ‘N’ Smiles is also known for their off-site catering and ice cream cart and truck that can be found at local events and schools.