Lititz, PA

Comfort Food at this Urban Eatery in the Heart of Lititz, PA

Sara Melissa Frost

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Tomato Pie Café must be one of the coolest places I've eaten at in Lancaster County, PA. This spot is located in an old historic building, The Holtzhouse, in the heart of charming Lititz. The dining area includes several rooms that are unique and personalized. There is nothing commercialized about this place whatsoever. The cafe is run by Chris and Karen Fisher, and they're all about creating an experience showcasing the old heritage of the town and the house.

Coming here feels like walking back in time, and yet, they've managed to give this place an urban vibe offering delicious comfort food. The atmosphere is warm and you're greeted with a young and friendly staff.

Signature dish

Tomato Pie Café currently has several fall specials, but I ended up ordering one of their signature dishes, the Tomato Pie. It came with a green salad and a piece of scone on the side, herb-flavored.

According to the owners, many customers ask what on earth a tomato pie is. And what's the difference between a tomato pie and a pizza Margherita? Their signature dish is a Fisher family original; Seasoned red tomatoes are baked in a flaky pie crust, covered with a rich cheesy topping, pictured below. It was a perfect option for a lighter, warm lunch.

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The cafe market itself as an Urban Style eatery with a simple and artful menu. They specialize in breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they also have a wide selection of sweet desserts. Every dessert item is handmade exclusively in Lititz at the Cake & Cup Bake Shoppe.

Brazilian coffee

Coffee is a big part of this cafe on North Broad Street and many customers stop by for just their coffee. Tomato Pie Café has partnered with Passenger Coffee Roaster, based in Lancaster County. For them, the coffee journey starts at the source. By building meaningful partnerships with producers throughout the world, they are actively supporting an equitable supply chain.

Passenger's Green Buying team is sourcing coffee from the Carmo De Minas region in Brazil exclusively for the cafe. The coffee, named CARMO, is grown by three different farms in Brazil, Santa Ines, Sertao, and Santa Lucia.

While we're onto coffee, if you go for one of their lattes or cappuccinos, make sure you get it with one of their syrups and homemade sauces.

Whether you are looking for some comfort food, coffee, or a small glimpse into the rich history of Lititz, this cafe will not disappoint.

Address: 23 North Broad Street, Lititz, PA, 17543

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