Philadelphia, PA - There’s no better way to start the day than with a freshly brewed cup of joe, hand-crafted latte, or refreshing iced coffee. In honor of International Coffee Day on Friday, October 1, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Philadelphia-based coffee shops, restaurants with specialty beverages.
Where to Get Coffee in Philly on International Coffee Day
Menagerie Coffee at The Bourse Food Hall
Old City’s modern artisanal food hall is the crowd-pleasing coffee spot for locals and tourists to grab a morning cup of joe. This year, Menagerie Coffee celebrates International Coffee Day with a social media contest from Friday, October 1 through Friday, October 8.
Hours of operation at Menagerie Coffee are Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 4 pm.
Hours of operation for The Bourse Food Hall are Monday through Thursday 7 am – 8 pm, Friday through Saturday 7 am – 10 pm, and Sunday 9 am – 6 pm. 111 S Independence Mall E
the Mexico-City-inspired all-day diner located on Washington Avenue in South Philly offers an impressive line-up of coffee and espresso drinks fit for the coffee aficionado.
Guests may sip on the energy-boosting Ojos Rojos, composed of freshly brewed coffee, an added shot of espresso, and a choice of milk. Folks looking to indulge in a sweeter coffee beverage can look to try the chocolatey Café Mocha, prepared with rich Mexican chocolate, freshly pulled espresso shots, and topped off with milk.
All coffee beverages can be prepared iced or hot and made to enjoy with a non-dairy alternative for an additional 50 cents.
Standard hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am – 9 pm, Friday through Saturday 10 am – 10 pm, and brunch service Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. 2025 Washington Ave
East Passyunk Avenue
Home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, it is a well-known hub for coffee lovers with various cafés and quaint shops boasting fresh, high-quality coffee, including the cozy, home-style B2 Café, Philadelphia-based small-batch roastery Rival Bros., and neighborhood, mosaic-adorned caffeine bar Black ‘n’ Brew. 1904 E Passyunk Ave
Old City’s modern French bar and restaurant, helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, serves a slew of traditional coffee beverages – ideal for sipping alongside French plates from the ever-evolving menu or as an after-dinner digestif.
In addition to traditional coffee pours and shots of espresso, imbibers can enjoy the ultimate after-dinner treat, with the 3rd Times a Charm, composed of Faber Cold Brew Vodka, a single picture of Rival Bros. signature espresso, and finished with spiced simple syrup. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday from 5 – 10 pm. 233 Chestnut Street
The iconic Philadelphia-based brand consisting of concepts spanning bars, restaurants, live music venues, and a prestigious recording studio, helms an extensive coffee and espresso menu at MilkBoy Philly (Chestnut).
MilkBoy Philly, the bar known for offering early service -- the kitchen and bar open at 7 am – provides a classic Espresso Martini composed of vodka, crème de café, simple syrup, and smooth espresso.
Early birds and coffee enthusiasts may order elaborate espresso and coffee beverages, including lattes, Americanos, café cortados, and more from the espresso menu at the 11th and Chestnut St. location. Opening hours: daily from 7 am – 2 am. 1100 Chestnut St
The locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch, and (in one case) dinner restaurants are serving up a sizeable line-up of specialty lattes, including the Iced French Toast Latte ($4.89), composed of fresh espresso shots, a choice of milk, delectable banana and vanilla syrup, topped off with cinnamon and whipped cream. This crowd-pleasing creation is available daily at any four Sabrina’s Café PA/NJ locations.
Stella of New Hope
Bucks County’s modern American restaurant overlooking the Delaware River offers a twist on the classic espresso martini available on the after-dinner specialty menu that’s sure to impress coffee fanatics: The Stella Espresso Martini is crafted with vodka, vanilla, rich white chocolate, and freshly pulled espresso, and pairs perfectly with desserts such as the Caramelized White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse. Guests can sip on the Stella Espresso Martini while cozying up to Stella’s al fresco fireplace while taking in the unparalleled views of the Delaware River.
Hours of operation are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 4 – 10 pm, and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm. 50 S Main Street
Old City’s lively neighborhood bistro boasts an array of coffee-based cocktails available on the dessert menu. This International Coffee Day, the Old City hot spot will be whipping up coffee-infused libations such as the signature Bittersweet Endings ($14), prepared with Averna, coffee liqueur, crème de cocoa.
Additionally, folks whose go-to coffee is a cold brew may look to try the Café Et Tonic ($12), crafted with spiced rum, cold brew coffee, a touch of simple syrup for sweetness, and topped off with tonic. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, 4 – 10 pm. 52 S. 2nd Street