Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Decrepit Giant Coffee Mug

In 2009 it was going to be a drive-thru espresso cafe in the shape of an enormous mug of Joe. Today a ruin -- vaguely mug-like, boarded up and pathetic.
Address:
Spring St., Wilkes-Barre, PA
Directions:
Spring St. and Schoolhouse Ln, just east of Mundy.
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Coffee Mug building.

Giant Decrepit Coffee Mug

I wasn't sure if the coffee mug would still be standing, but I was passing Wilkes Barre and thought I'd risk a detour. It is in pretty bad shape, and looks like it's either going to be torn down or washed away, based on its condition. Still, it was exciting to see, I'm glad I went, and I would tell others interested in goofy roadside attractions to visit.

[Jean Leisher, 11/16/2019]

The even sadder coffee mug building, 2018.

Giant Coffee Mug

Run down and sad. Not worth a stop. Graffiti left much to be desired.

[hartlinemom, 07/28/2018]

Coffee Cup.

Giant Coffee Cup

Love it! Hilarious and just 3 minutes off 84. Just stop and take a pic. Yes, it's not perfect, but the neighborhood is good. Commercial area. Nothing scary.

[Raizo Knowles, 10/07/2016]

Coffee mug has seen better times.

Giant Coffee Mug

This is terrible. It is in a sketchy neighborhood and it is now just a building in disrepair that homeless people live in. If you look inside, there is a dirty mattress on the ground and garbage everywhere. Also a crumpled up tarp in a corner that resembles a dead body.

Don't bring your kids!

[Liz, 07/31/2013]

Giant coffee mug.

Giant Coffee Mug

Giant Coffee Cup building.

[Amy, 02/11/2013]

Intended to be a coffee drive-thru, the cylindrical building with the handle is vacant and in disrepair.

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