Café Guide: Philadelphia

Café Guide: Philadelphia

The city of coffee love.
by Amanda Abene | January 14, 2020

While it's best known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia has an equally strong affinity for coffee. From the streets of South Philly to the iconic steps of Fairmont, its diverse neighborhoods are at the heart of this city's coffee scene — each with its own unique roasting style and dynamic café spaces.

We could go on for days, but here are a few of the shops we stop by when we're in town!


ReAnimator Coffee Roasters
4705 Pine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

1523 East Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

310 West Master Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

ReAnimator roasts out of its Kensington shop, but that's not the only spot where the magic happens! Showing as much of an emphasis on coffee as the food that accompanies it, ReAnimator's spaces Hello Donuts and Res Ipsa serve up incredibly crave-able pastries and some of the best around-the-clock bites in Philadelphia.

Menagerie Coffee

Menagerie Coffee
18 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Perhaps one of the most beautiful shops, Menagerie is more than just a pretty mint green face. Beyond the pastel facade is some of the best coffee in Old City, from beloved roasters like Temple Coffee Roasters and Dogwood Coffee Co.

La Colombe New

La Colombe Coffee Roasters
1335 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

1414 South Penn Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

130 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

100 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

915 West Lancaster Ave, Suite 160
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

Philadelphia born and raised, La Colombe Coffee Roasters has a strong presence with five area locations. While they all serve up this hometown hero's varied roasts and café drinks, the spacious Fishtown location is a must-visit with its bustling vibe.

Monkey & Elephant

The Monkey & The Elephant 2831 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

You can feel good purchasing excellent coffee from The Monkey & The Elephant from top-tier roasters like ReAnimator. You can feel even better knowing your purchase is going to a great cause! That's because every purchase (paninis included) from Philadelphia's first and only non-profit coffee shop supports the former foster youth employed by its program.

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