Philadelphia, PA - The trend towards drinking espresso has become a way of life for most people, especially for those who have heavy schedules and who take time to relax with a cup of freshly brewed espresso or coffee. Listed below are some of Philadelphia's best Coffee Shops serving up some of the best espressos in Philly.
Best Philly Coffee Shops for Espresso
Greenstreet Coffee Co.
Cozy coffee shop offering up gourmet coffee & espresso made with house-roasted, sustainably sourced beans. They offer an excellent assortment of coffees as well as multiple varieties of espresso to choose from. A must-try is their Kenyan espresso; the flavor is incredibly rich. 1101 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
The Eco-friendly reclaimed wood paneling and cool marble countertops are only a backdrop for the main event at Elixr Coffee: the superb Synesso Hydra-brewed espresso.207 S. Sydenham Street, (239) 404-1730.
Rival Bros. Coffee
What happens when a chef and a coffee roaster (lifelong friends) join forces for the good of espresso drinkers? Rival Bros. is a full-service cafe with all the classic espresso drinks, plus The Derringer, a riff on the cortado that's made with a bit more milk, and the house single-origin espresso. Pastries and bread from High Street on Market sweeten the deal. 2400 Lombard Street.
Shot Tower Coffee
Between its Stumptown and PT beans and specially created La Marzocco machine, Queen Village's Shot Tower Coffee turns out impeccable espressos. 542 Christian Street (267) 886-8049,
Its espresso was rated best in the city by The Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan and best in the country by The Daily Meal, and rightfully so. Ultimo serves Counter Culture Coffee, perfectly ground and brewed to order. For serious coffee lovers only. 1900 S. 15th Street, (215) 339-5177; 2149 Catharine Street, (215) 545-3565
Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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Best Philadelphia Espresso