Run-down barns typically don't see that much action, aside from bales of hay, some forgotten horseshoes, and Amish rake fights God won't even let you gamble on. Bringing hot culinary action to an old barn, Gatehouse Cafe.
GC's a new bistro-style joint operating within the original barn of the Female Medical School of PA, doling out breakfast and lunch in a rustic interior comprised of stone tiled flooring, wood counters and tables, and a ceiling full of bare-bulb lighting and high-mounted beams -- though being a former women's med school, they prolly use an inoffensive Latin term for "high beams". In the morning hours, you've got your pick of berry-filled scones and muffins, bagels stuffed with meat/eggs/cheese, coffee rolls, yogurt in parfait and raw formats, and a full lineup of brownies, cookies, and blondies, which're always asking you to call them anytime, knowing full well they burned up their minutes talking dirty with the linzer tarts. Lunch brings out a selection of paninis, salads, grill staples like burgers and chicken fingers, and a whole bunch of sammies named for historically significant area stuff, like the Falls Center (ham, Jarlsberg Swiss, and honey dijon on a tortilla wrap), the Gatehouse (turkey, pesto havarti, and more pesto dressing on ciabatta), and a multi-grain tuna salad jawn known as the Mullen, which should really be made on flat(top) bread.
Drinks-wise, they're stocking La Colombe coffees, which can be fancied up as cappuccinos or served black, plus Tazo teas -- get caught drinking them, and you'll likely get as much action as an old barn.