Best Places to Warm Up this Winter

As we kick off the year with such a cold winter, we need all the ‘warm’ we can get. Lucky for all, there are plenty of great ways to warm up right here in Butler County. There’s no better way to warm up than with a fresh cup of coffee, steamy bowl of soup, relaxing spa treatments or cozying up to a fire with your meal. Stop by one of these welcoming spots and you’ll be feeling warm in no time!

Coffees & Soups


Wunderbar Coffee & Crepes, located in Harmony, is a unique space to gather and connect while enjoying locally roasted coffee. From latte’s to mocha’s to a freshly brewed ‘Wunderblend,’ there are many different drinks to warm up to. Also offering many breakfast and lunch options, be sure to try a famous sweet or savory crepe, sure to satisfy your cravings.

Spring Street Cafe, located in Zelienople, is a warm and inviting breakfast and lunch cafe offering wonderful espresso drinks, rich coffees, teas and food options. Satisfy your sweet tooth by pairing a hot chocolate with a baked good and you won’t be disappointed. Complete with a convenient banquet and conference room, plan your next party or event here so everyone can enjoy.

Pennie’s Bake Shop & Espresso Bar, located in Butler, invites you to indulge in its full-service espresso bar, loose leaf teas, hot cocoa and baked goods, sure to warm you up on a cold day. With speciality desserts like cinnamon rolls, scones, cookies, cheesecakes and more, this unique experience begs to be repeated.

Cummings Coffee & Candy Shops, both located in Butler, offer guests hot and invigorating speciality lattes, coffees and teas, along with hand-dipped chocolates with store-roasted nuts and fruits. During the cooler months, peanut brittle is made right in the shop, so a stop here will satisfy your sweet tooth and warm your belly.

Saxonbug Coffee & Tea, located in Saxonburg, is dedicated to bringing visitors the highest quality coffee, espresso beverages and loose leaf teas to enjoy. Also offering hot chocolate and local baked goods, there's something warm for everyone to enjoy. This welcoming shop is a place to connect with old friends or new, try different things and find 'your drink.'

The Meridian Station Gift Shop & Confectionary, located in Butler, is a quaint and charming shop that boasts an array of traditional county gifts and uncommon confections. Among the selection includes Evelyn’s soup mixes, an easy and delicious warm meal, as well as a new espresso bar with tasty drinks, sure to warm you from the inside out.

Batch, located in Saxonburg, is a shop specializing in gourmet, locally-sourced, fresh jarred food, along with breads, butters and much more. Homemade soup is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, pairing perfectly with daily fresh baked bread and will definitely warm you up.

The Enchanted Olive, located in Harmony, is a family-owned business offering high quality olive oils, vinegars and an assortment of other products, including Cooke Tavern Soup mixes. Stop by and choose from a variety of soup mix flavors for a meal that is easy to prepare, tasty and of course, warm.

Spas & Relaxation


Hanging Rock Spa, located in Butler, meets your relaxation needs through a variety of massage techniques. One that will surely take your mind off of the cold weather is a hot stone massage, in which warm, smooth stones are incorporated into your massage experience.

OSIRIS Wellness and Day Spa, located in Evans City, offers a calming and beautiful environment with a variety of relaxation areas to enjoy. A perfect massage for a cold day is hot stone therapy, and with the option to incorporate aromatherapy, you will surely retreat to your happy place.

The Body Bar, located in Cranberry Township, is a relaxation and revitalization facility for your body, offering massage therapy that will relieve the stress on your body and mind. Try a hot stone massage, a treatment that uses heated basalt stones during the massage to provide deep, soothing heat to underlying tissue.

Butler Yoga Works, located in Butler, offers a diverse selection of yoga classes for all levels of ability. The studio will be comfortably heated for new ‘warm’ classes this winter, perfect for a chilly winter day. Be sure to check the schedule to see when these classes are available.

Restaurants with Roaring Fires


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, located in Cranberry Township, provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests can warm up by the fire, relax and enjoy real homestyle food.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, located in Cranberry Township, not only specializes in preparing classic American cuisine on an authentic, wood-fired grill, but also allows guests to warm up by a roaring fireplace. And be sure to stop by the award-winning Firebar, boasting a wide selection of speciality drinks.

Houlihan’s, located in Cranberry Township, is a great place to wine and dine, whether you’re looking for lunch, dinner or happy hour specials, unwind and warm up by the fire and enjoy a great dining experience.

Juniper Grill, located in Cranberry Township, provides a cozy, yet modern, atmosphere for its guests. A comfortable banquet space is offered for groups, complete with a warm fireplace.

Log Cabin Inn, located in Harmony, provides a rural and rustic indoor atmosphere, built around a 160 year old cabin, complete with a roaring fireplace. The restaurant also provides a great outdoor deck overlooking the ‘backwoods’ in warmer weather.

North Park Lounge, located in Cranbery Township, offers three separate atmospheres for visitors to enjoy, with the restaurant and inside sports bar offering widescreen TV's to watch your favorite sports teams, and a roaring fire to warm up by. The newly built Bamboo Beach Bar offers firepits and beach games in warmer weather.

Smokey Bones, located in Cranberry Township, is a restaurant that respects the power of an open flame. Warm up by the fire and enjoy good food, good drinks and good times.

Hines Ward's Tavern 86, located in Seven Fields, is the perfect spot to "dine like a champion" and enjoy great food and sports, with a beautiful fireplace to warm up next to.

W. Rick’s Taproom & Grill, located in Butler, provides guests with a cozy atmosphere and relaxed feel, where you can warm up by the fireplace while listening to ‘Golden Oldies’ in the restaurant, or while enjoying good company and games in the Taproom.

Author: 
Stephanie