Harbor Perk is an independent coffee shop and roasting co. located on Historic Bridge Street in the Ashtabula Harbor. Harbor Perk is housed in a historic brick building that was built around 1899. The Building was originally the site where bulk foods that were being dropped off by ships traveling through the Ashtabula Harbor would be stored until being sold at a market or grocery store. The port in Ashtabula Harbor was once the busiest port on The Great Lakes. Shipments of ore would be dropped off at the port be transported to Youngstown to be made into steel. Although the steel industry has diminished bridge street still holds a wonderful view into the history of the rust belt. Harbor Perk is located just off the harbor near the lift bridge that goes up every 30 minutes to let fishing boats & sailboats pass through providing a unique setting for your morning coffee break.