The Muggle’s Mug Video Tour

Looking for a Harry Potter coffee shop? There’s a wonderful Harry Potter-themed coffee shop in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania called The Muggle’s Mug. As a Harry Potter fan, when you walk through their door, you’ll feel right at home. You won’t worry about geeking out over the squashy furnishings that look like they were taken right from the Gryffindor common room. And no one else will care when you gaze with wonder at the Golden Egg from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In Fact, you’ll never want to leave!

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Collage from The Muggle's Mug

Road Trip

In the summer of 2019 one of my besties and I took our daughters to Jim Thorpe (yes, that’s the name of the town) because we had read and heard that it’s just adorable. It’s only about two hours from where we live in Lancaster so it’s a short trip.

We’d also found out that there’s a Harry Potter coffee shop there called the Muggle’s Mug. I was excited to see it! I’m excited to visit anything that’s Harry Potter related, really. Someone could decorate a public restroom and tell me it’s the way to the Ministry of Magic and I’d probably buy a ticket to see it.

Although the trip was short, if I go again, I’d like to take the train. The Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad runs from Reading, Pennsylvania directly into Jim Thorpe. Taking the train would have two benefits: first, it would be relaxing and scenic; second, parking is very limited in Jim Thorpe, so I wouldn’t have to worry about finding a space.

What I’d really love to do is stay at The Inn at Jim Thorpe, a gorgeous hotel that’s right on the main street through town. There are even reports of the hotel being haunted! Find out more about The Inn at Jim Thorpe.

The Muggle’s Mug

The Muggle’s Mug has everything a Harry Potter fan could want. It’s decorated magnificently, with stuff from all four houses. I think my favorite item, though, was the life-sized Mirror of Erised. They also had a Sorthing Hat, Triwizard Cup, Ravenclaw’s Diadem and a Snitch.

The menu was full of Harry Potter-themed drinks and treats, of course. I had the Butterbeer Latte (more latte than Butterbeer). You could also drink Pepper Up Potion, Gillywater or tea. (Of course, tea. Harry and friends are British.)

They had cookies decorated to look like a variety of symbols from the Wizarding World, like the Deathly Hallows, Dark Mark, Hogwarts crest and all the House crests. In fact, they were keeping score to see which House cookies sold more that day. (I believe Slytherin was winning at the time.)

Jim Thorpe, PA

The first time I heard someone say, “We’re going to Jim Thorpe this weekend,” I thought I had heard wrong. But nope, I hadn’t.

Jim Thorpe is a town in Pennsylvania in the Poconos that’s named for one of the greatest athletes of all-time. After his death in 1953, his wife lobbed the town of Mauch Chunk to change its name to Jim Thorpe as a way not only to honor him, but also to increase tourism in the area. Read more about Jim Thorpe the man and the town.

The rest of the town has charming shops of all kinds. Rosemary Remembrances II was my favorite. Marjorie L. Reppert, the artist and proprietor, makes the most unique shadowboxes and dioramas you’ll ever see.

Have you ever been to a Harry Potter coffee shop? Or The Muggle’s Mug? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Rachael Rauch
    November 15, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    In chestnut hill Pa they actually have a whole weekend dedicated to Harry Potter including a quidditch match. It’s an amazing time.

    • November 16, 2019 / 12:01 pm

      I’ve actually been to it, but it’s been a few years. I thought it *was* amazing. However, the crowd was UNBELIEVABLE and actually prevented us from truly enjoying ourselves. My kids were younger and I kept worrying about losing them. I’d love to go back, though. Have you been recently? Also, there’s a really good festival in Queen City, Virginia a friend of mine has been going to. The whole town becomes Hogsmeade for the weekend. Next year, I’m going!

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