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My TOP 10 Philadelphia Coffee Guide

Philadelphia Coffee Guide

February 5, 2018

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Good Morning, good morning! Now that we are at the tail end (*haha, get it, The Eagles?) of the Superbowl, and it’s Monday. So I thought there was no better way to celebrate Philadelphia and all it’s caffeinated glory than to share my Philly favorite coffee guide.

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Each spot has it’s own unique flavor roasted bean, atmosphere, and design. And like everything in the City of Brotherly Love, each one has it’s own unique charm.

Along with each café’s address and hours, I’m sharing what I believe to be each coffee house’s highlight and strength. So whether you need a quick bite, or want to linger for the Wifi, this guide will be your go-to for what’s hot in Philly! (no pun intended :)).

Philadelphia Coffee Guide

Meg’s TOP 10 Philadelphia favorite coffee shops:

  1. Chestnut Hill Coffee Company

Address: 8620 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118

Hours: 7 AM – 6 PM Everyday

This little gem is tucked away at the top of the hill in the quaintest neighborhood of Chestnut Hill. The smell of beans roasting in house is worth studying earlier in the day. Fresh beans = fresh coffee — You won’t want to miss Chestnut Hill’s famous Vanilla Latte! Their vanilla adds a certain sweetness to their freshly roasted beans, and remind me of Lucky Charms – it’s was definitely my pot of gold on snowy, rainy Philadelphia mornings during graduate school. For extra seating, and people + street watching, march upstairs to their cozy alcove. Next to this Euro-vibed café, you’ll find a charming co-op, antique markets, and new dine-in bistros. Chestnut Hill Coffee Co. is my ABSOLUTE #1 favorite coffee spot in all of Philadelphia, without a doubt.

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Sitting at one of my favorite places in the whole world, with the best lattes ever.

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Chestnut Hill’s Coffee Bar

  1. Green Engine Coffee 

Address: 16 Haverford Station Rd, Haverford, PA 19041

Hours:

Monday- Friday 7 AM – 7 PM

Saturday & Sunday 7 AM – 5 PM

This work and play coffee house is where you can hear “Stay Woke” and soak up the fresh oxygen of the café’s own live, plant wall. Enjoy the most delicious avocado toast that comes with pickled onions and pumpkin seeds. If you’re in need of a more substantial breakfast due to your shenanigans the night before, they’ve got you covered with a hydrating espresso and coconut water cup o’ post hangover coffee. Green Engine’s pan de chocolate is their piece de resistance.

Oh Chocolate Carbs, I love you so Matcha.

Green Engine’s Green Toast

  1. VOLO Coffeehouse

Address: 4360 Main St. Philadelphia, PA 19127

Hours:

Monday – Friday 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Manayunk Philadelphia Coffee Guide

Bike Lover’s Coffee Central is VOLO Coffee

A menu for the whole family

Bike or walk to this hot spot. Be sure to park off the main street – you’ll find more luck. VOLO has a perfect blend of sweet iced coffees before you chow down at any of the near by restaurants. If you want a hearty brunch with your coffee, their breakfast pannini’s are incredible! Come early to get a bright window seat where you can watch all of Main Street Manayunk’s action and hear the train whiz from city to suburb.

  1. The Last Drop Coffee House

Address: 1300 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hours: 7 AM – 8 PM everyday

Work Study at Philadelphia Coffee Shops

Cozy Corners at Last Drop

This is my favorite place on rainy days. Yelpers agree. It  has a moody vibe on days you need to contemplate life. With large window fronts, you can watch any downpour with delight. I dig this coffee spot’s baked goods – zuchinni bread or homemade cookies for the win.

  1. Franny Lou’s Porch

Address: 2400 Coral St. Philadelphia, PA 19125

Hours:

Monday-Friday 7 AM-3 PM

Sat – Sunday: 8 AM – 5 PM

A Coffee Shop for Community and Connection

Franny Lou welcomes the whole fam.

All drinks are named after inspirational people! You could even check out and borrow a book from the back porch library. Grab a homemade cookie, and lounge around like you do at your favorite aunt’s house. Study for a bit, play a board game, or bring by the kiddies. This rad pad lets you spike your lattes and still has a stack diapers and wipes in the bathroom for the baby in case you forgot yours. The.best.community.coffee.shop. Here are a few of our favorite people at this place: Angela Davis (lavender white mocha), Alice Walker (matcha vanilla milk), Cesar Chavez (cocoa spice), Dorthy Day (mint mocha), and MLK Jr (peanut butter mocha).

   6.  PS & Co. 

Address: 1706 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hours:

Mon & Tues 8 AM – 7 PM

Wed- Fri 8 AM – 9 PM

Sat 9 AM – 9 PM

Sun 8 AM – 7 PM

Weekend Brunch: 9 AM – 3:45 PM

Attention vegan coffee lovers! This place is for you! You can’t go wrong with the morning mix of breakfast treats. From breakfast nachos to homemade muesli, this place has you covered. With a focus on wellness, you can grab an immunity shot to go or enjoy it in their cozy digs- extra seating in the back if you’re catching up with a girlfriend or need some quiet from the city street. Everything is prepared in-house and is 100% organic and gluten-free. Head over to Rittenhouse Square with your cold brew in hand – it’s just a stone’s throw away.

  1. La Colombe

Address: 1335 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125

Hours: 7AM – 7PM Everyday

La Colombe Coffee, Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA

I have this thing with floors – especially when they match the location perfectly.

Those Draft Lattes Doh

With 4 Philadelphia locations, you too can easily enjoy draft lattes at La Colombe. My personal favorite is the FIshtown location. The grand entrance alone is cause to stop. La Colombe knows coffee, and these 2 founders pride themselves on fair trade and innovation. Check out their educational guide – here: https://www.lacolombe.com/blogs/brew-guides. And if you’re not close enough to catch a draft, check out your local organic grocer. Chances are you can enjoy a canned draft at home!

  1. Steep and Grind 

Address: 1619 Frankford Ave. Fishtown, Philadelphia, 19125

Hours:

Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM

Sat & Sun 8AM – 6PM

Steep & Grind. A Tea + Coffee House.

The Wall of Fame at Steep & Grind

The wall of teas will make you question whether you should give up coffee for good. With Steep and Grind’s wide variety, the drink options are endless! My personal favorites are the Green Tea blends and their Chai’s are insane. I like to mix it up when studying here, and Steep and Grind is perfection for creating signature tea lattes. Pumpkin Spice Green Tea Chai. Yes, it’s a thing. No, I don’t care that’s a lil’ extra complicated – it’s heaven. Enjoy!

  1. Jezabel’s Café 

Address: 2536 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hours: 8 AM – 7PM Everyday

If you like cookies, and coffee there is no other place to go, except Jezabel’s. Her Argentinian cookies “Alfajores” are so famous, you can even ship them cross-country! Try an empanada and you will not be disappointed. Our favorite quiches include zucchini and leek. Their classic cups of coffee hit the spot, or enjoy a yerba mate if that’s more your style.

Philadelphia Coffee Guide

Cafe con Leche at the best Argentinian Cafe in Philly

Empanadas for Breakfast are always a good idea

  1. Menagerie

Address: 18 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Hours:

Monday – Friday 7 AM – 7 PM

Saturday & Sunday 8 AM – 7 PM

Located in Old City, Menagerie is the perfect place for a quick coffee break any day.

Now isn’t this perfect?

Philly Coffee Spots

Located in Old Town, you can sip and go, or sip and stay. Either way, their bold flavors of this quiet café will make you want to come back! With the cutest teal cups, you can be sure to grab an Instagram-worthy pic too. So tour old city with a cup in hand and you’ll have two of the best things Philly has to offer you right at your fingertips – caffeine and history.

Hope you enjoyed my TOP 10 FAVORITES GUIDE. Cheers! 

Meg xo

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