Philadelphia, PA - Where is the best place to get a cup of coffee in Philly and a must-visit for coffee enthusiasts? Coffee lovers in Philadelphia have loads of options for delicious brews, including quiet little coffee shops such as Kabylian, making their own in-house coffee to Gran Caffe, a lovely little Coffee shop nd some of the best gelato in town.
Your Guide to Specialty Coffee in Philly
The specialty coffee scene in Philly has been growing over the past few years. We decided to put together the ultimate guide for the top coffee shops, java joints, and espresso bars in Philadelphia. Below are a few of our Staff-Picks for The Best Philadelphia Cafes', Java joints, Coffee, Espresso, and Coffeehouse in Philly. Plus, many coffee shops are perfect places to unwind and get some work done while sipping on a hot or cold brew.
1. Gran Caffe L'Aquila
From Italian coffee to house-cured meats, wine, and some of the best gelato- this bi-level market/cafe/restaurant offers some of the best coffee and expresso in downtown Philly. Stop in for some delicious pastries and various Italian sandwich options for a light lunch. 1716 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
2. Kabylian South Philly Coffee Shop
Kabylian is a quiet little coffee shop serving good, strong coffee with a bold taste. Plus, they make their coffee in-house, which stands out from other coffee shops. Kabylian also offers pastries, cakes, muffins, and more desserts. It is a relaxing and cozy café to kill a few hours a day. 1424 W Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA
3. Elixr Coffee Roasters
Hand-poured brews and espresso drinks are offered in a cozy café atmosphere. The seasonal drinks are always a great choice, and they roast their own beans, which you can also take home. The service is always excellent, and the baristas are incredibly knowable; they really know their stuff. 207 S Sydenham St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
4. Grindcore House
This hip, vegan-friendly Coffeehouse offers excellent coffee and some great breakfast sandwiches. Grindcore is one of the best stops in the city for vegan treats & coffees and fabulous music. Just an overall fun and energetic coffee shop, 1515 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 & 4134 Chester Ave
5. Shot Tower Coffee
It is a chic industrial cafe serving espresso drinks and tea, just a little coffee shop with a great staff. Shot Tower has great communal tables and a lovely patio seating area. It's the perfect location to enjoy some great coffee. They also offer some delicious pastries and an excellent Wi-Fi spot when you want to leave the office and park somewhere new for a few hours to get things done. 542 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
6. Lucky Goat Coffee House
This cute little spot sells la Colombe coffee, featuring specialty and classic espresso drinks, baked goods, and soups. Stop in for all your standard coffee drinks and various unique beverages. Stay awhile at this adorable Coffeehouse and enjoy the outdoor seating and great coffee on your way to and from work. 888 N 26th St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
7. RIM Cafe
This unique cafe is known for its elaborate hot chocolate beverages and espressos, the city's friendliest staff, and its exciting atmosphere. We highly recommend this place if you love Italian Specialties like espresso, cappuccino, and cannoli. Plus, if you are lucky enough to run into the owner, Rene, you are in for a treat. He is a true Aficionado of Italian culture and one of the most unique Philadelphians you will ever meet. 1172 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
8. Knockbox Cafe
Cute coffee shop, where baked goods and breakfast sandwiches are the stars of this little cozy coffee shop. The staff and owners are friendly and have a great selection of milk and cream, including oat cream. The shop is small, with limited seating, but a cozy place to hang out. 405 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
9. Rowhome Coffee
A beautiful, Trendy corner coffee shop right before the river walk gets crowded is well worth the wait to sip on some of the city's best coffee. It is just a fun coffee shop where the employees are accommodating and friendly. A must-try is the Philly pretzel sandwiches; they are incredible. 2536 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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