I've heard about this place for a few months now, but didn't think is was much more than a regular "Cafe" attached to the recently opened Orvis store in Glen Mills, PA. While riding by a few weeks ago, I was intrigued enough to stop by. While circling the parking lot I had second thoughts as I didn't want to get off my bike, take off my helmet and stop what was a great ride that day. I'm glad I chose to stay and check it out.
Walking up the brick walkway I could tell this wasn't just a place for cheap coffee and $2 danishes, it was a whole lot more. A lot more than what I expected. That's for sure.
Entering the patio area I could tell there had been some serious attention to detail creating the setting. Even more so when entering the main room. It immediately reminded me of a Mediterranean-esque inn, which is what the Byrsa is trying to pull off, and does so authentically.
I sat down at the coffee bar and took in how elegantly laid out the place was. With sectioned dining rooms and outdoor seating, it's much more than a cafe. In fact, they serve brunch and are very well known for their dinners. Being a BYOB, with plenty of parking and a fancy menu; it's definitely worth a try even for breakfast, lunch or brunch.