Day Trip: Haddonfield (Repost)

Repost from April, 2007
I've never really ventured into Philly-suburb country, but after reading about Haddonfield in New Jersey Monthly as a "Best Downtown", it sparked my interest from a blogging point-of-view as well as personal curiosity. Luckily, my husband grew up both in Cherry Hill and Moorestown and was very familiar with the area.
I'm not a fan of reading long paragraphs on blogs, so I will keep my details to bullet points. I found some great shops, 1 fabulous restaurant, and 1 cozy cafe: *Disclaimer: I realized after we left that I forgot my camera, so you'll just have to imagine the places that don't have images online*

First Stop: Three Beans Coffee Co., 140 N Haddon Ave, 856-354-2220

  • Selections: coffee, tea, pastries, specialty drinks, soda, juice
  • Ambiance: like a Vermont lodge-slate fireplace, couches, tables w/chairs, dark green paneling, wood floors, paperback books to read, cozy nooks
  • Location: on a side street on the corner, park on the street or rider your bike
Second Stop: House Hunting(just looking)

Third Stop: Shopping!
  • Powder Room-Surf Shop for Girls, 112 E. Kings Highway, 856-216-1670
  • Davison's Mens Shop, 150 Kings Highway East, 856-795-0070
    • Carries Burberry, Lacoste, and silk shirts
  • Favorite of the Day: Serendipity, 127 E Kings Hwy , 856-354-6343
    • Floor to ceiling Vera Bradley: bags, desk accessories, hats, belts, lampshades, everything!!!
    • Crabtree & Evelyn (women and men)
    • Ame & Lulu: Women's Golf accessories-totally cute!!
    • Simon Pearce, Bernardaud, Glassware, Flatware, Wedding Registry
    • Unique Find: Japanese Rice Paper Napkins-great for wedding favors, table decorations, plate chargers, etc
  • J. McLaughlin Company Store(Outlet): 123 Kings Highway East
  • Pendleton Shop: 121 E. Kings Highway, 856-795-8898
Lunch: Corner Bistro, 59 E. Kings Highway, 856-354-8006
  • I had Mesquite Salmon with a Berry Salsa for only $850!
  • My husband had a burger..and he was very pleased!
  • For the 2 of us, lunch, soup, and coffee was all under $20!
  • Ambiance: It could easily be found in Old City, Philly or Brooklyn Heights.
  • Seating: Tight space, but that just adds to it's character
Haddonfield is 15 minutes drive or train ride from Center City Philly. It has been named "best shopping district" by Philadelphia Magazine and the "best collection of shops anywhere in the state" by the New York Times. For more on Haddonfield, click here.

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