Philadelphia, PA - With the closures of local businesses due to the COVID-19 crisis, more people are ditching the corporate companies to support the smaller mom and pop shops. This is no different for coffee shops that seem to be getting more attention as the buying local movement continues to grow.
Philadelphia Suburb Coffee Shops
Areas surrounding the Philly suburbs like Chestnut Hill, Ambler, and Conshohocken each have their fan-favorite coffee shops that have been a staple in their communities, now more than ever. Listed below are some coffee shops serving up the best coffee and espresso in the Greater Philadelphia area.
7 of The Regions Best Coffee Shops
Ebru Coffee Roastery
2808 Egypt Rd, Audubon, PA 19403
Located in the center of Audubon, PA, Ebru is bringing coffee to a town that never really had an established local coffee shop. Roasting their own beans and baking pastries in-house makes for a great local spot where everything is being made, with love. The menu offers just about any kind of espresso drink you can imagine, with flavors like cardamom mocha and a homemade 9-spice chai - Ebru has something for everyone.
Chestnut Hill Coffee Company
8620 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Inspired by Seattle Coffeehouses, CHCC has been serving the Chestnut Hill community for 15 years. Located on Germantown Ave., the coffee is roasted in-house by their culinary artist roasters. Also, check out the fresh pastries sold daily and drinks handcrafted by bubbly baristas. Their cozy downstairs seating is a great spot to listen to indie music and stimulating conversations. The upstairs is a quiet space that can be used to get your work done.
Backyard Beans Coffee Company
408 W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446 & 22 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002
If you're in the Lansdale area, you might have passed by this coffee shop on the main street. The name Backyard Beans actually describes their background perfectly, as the company started by two coffee lovers roasting beans in their backyard. You can find their local beans at local farmers' markets in the area, their website, or the coffee shops in Lansdale and Ambler. You may even consider ordering a half-gallon jug of their signature lattes drinks.
812 Fayette St Conshohocken PA 19428
As a staple, Conshohocken coffee shop 'Feine (short for caffeine) transformed the first floor of an old house into a cozy cafe that the town knows and loves today. Roasting their own unique beans and baking their goodies in-house, 'Feine has you covered for your espresso, coffee, tea, and pastry needs. Not in Conshohocken? Check out their two other locations in Ambler and Skippack.
Germantown Espresso Bar
26 Maplewood Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Located inside the Germantown Maplewood Mall, the Germantown Espresso Bar is a cozy spot to hang out, drink, and delicious coffee, all while feeling safe and welcome. The shop is all about supporting local, starting with their beans from Concave Coffee Roasters in Philly. The sandwiches and pastries are made in-house and creatively named, such as The Kind Neighbor and The P.P.E.
Before COVID-19, GEB hosted an open mic night on the second floor, bringing the community together once a month to play music, share art and read poetry.
Wake Coffee Roasters
133 S Main St, Ambler, PA 19002
As one of the newest coffee shops in Ambler, Wake brings a combination of coffee, beer, and smoke-house foods all in one spot. Located in a newly renovated garage, turned into a café with handcrafted espressos and locally made pastries. Where the beans are roasted in the back of the house and packaged for sale weekly. Bacon and sausage are also smoked in-house for the beer garden, open from 5 pm-10 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. The backyard area features picnic tables and a shack where Shipbottom Brewery features beer on tap while watching the Eagles game and cans to-go.
Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books
5445 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Located in the heart of Germantown, Uncle Bobbie's is advertised as a space for "cool people, dope books, and great coffee." They stay true to their name as they have only been open for three years but have maintained an incredible fan base. With over 56 thousand followers on their Instagram page, Uncle Bobbie's has a nationwide following. Uncle Bobbie's offers a delicious selection of espresso and coffee beverages, as well as a specially curated library of books, apparel, and children's games.
Open Tuesday through Sunday, Uncle Bobbie's is a great local spot with lots of community events such as beverage/book releases, book signings.
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