It’s Thanksgiving morning and you’ve got a full schedule ahead of you. It doesn’t matter if you are waking up early to get the turkey into the oven or using an app on your phone to figure out how to get to Aunt Myrtle’s house to see those three cousins you only hang out with once a year, it’s gonna be a long day.
And the best way to start any long day is with a really good cup of coffee. Or even a so-so cup of coffee. You’ll even settle for a barely drinkable cup because let’s be honest, Aunt Myrtle can be a real pain where the sun don’t shine.
You don’t have time to make some yourself so you figure you’ll stop on the way and get some to go. Then you remember it’s Thanksgiving morning. You have no clue what’s open and what’s not. Regardless, you need some coffee, the sooner the better.
Lucky for you, we have your back.
Where to get a cup of decent coffee to go on Thanksgiving morning.
All of the following places will be open on Thanksgiving morning for you to get a cup of coffee. And lucky for you, their coffee is generally pretty good. Well, except for Sheetz, but as a proud Philadelphian I’d never step foot in that place, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Now, you’ll notice that Dunkin’ is not on this list. That’s because they aren’t open for the holiday, instead giving their employees off to spend time with their families. While we applaud the thought, it kinda sucks when you want some coffee. Because Dunkin’ coffee is the best there is (sorry Starbucks.)
Wawa, the convenience store chain that has become something of a religion in the Philly area, is open all day Thanksgiving. They are well known for not just their coffee but all the different brews they offer as well as iced coffee and speciality drinks. If you’re on your way somewhere, you can get a large coffee to go as well as top off your gas tank. Who says this isn’t an amazing country?
While the Golden Arches are better known for things like the Big Mac and Egg McMuffins, they have seriously upped their coffee game over the last few years. And like Wawa, they offer an assortment of speciality drinks as well. Plus you can get a couple McGriddles to eat on the way because you doubt Aunt Myrtle has gotten any better at cooking since last year.
Sheetz is pretty much an inferior version of Wawa. I’ll stand by that statement till the day I die. However, I know someone from the Western part of Pennsylvania where Sheetz is very popular and they say that yes, the coffee is pretty darn good. And that the sandwiches, especially the ones for breakfast, are actually very tasty.
Now, if you are in a hurry and can’t take some time, IHOP won’t really work for you because they don’t have a drive-thru. But they will be open Thanksgiving and you’ll actually get to sit down and enjoy your coffee instead of trying to chug it while driving. That also means you can eat some pancakes while you drink it, which is never really a bad thing when you find yourself at IHOP.
There used to be a time that if you forgot to get something for Thanksgiving dinner, the only place that was open was 7-Eleven. The majority were (and still are) open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. Which means that if you need a cup of coffee first thing in the morning or after 10 hours of dealing with Aunt Myrtle, 7-Eleven will be waiting. And their coffee isn’t half bad either.
It should be noted that while all five of these places will be open, the hours of operation may vary from location to location. But odds are if you need that first cup of coffee on Thanksgiving morning and don’t feel like making it yourself, you’ll be able to find it.
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