The taste of a good cappuccino is totally lip smacking and some times people just cannot start their day without a cup of cappuccino. Cappuccino is a rich, dark coffee whose recipe originated in Italy. The name cappuccino actually comes from the resemblance of its color to the robes of the monks of the Capuchin order.
A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café is an establishment which primarily serves hot coffee, related coffee beverages. From an Australian flat white to a Chemex-brewed cuppa, the possibilities for delicious caffeinating are endless. Here’s a look at some of the Philly's best coffee shops for with an international flair.
Philly's International Coffee Shops
- Curious about Australian coffees? Ants Pants Café in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood is a great place to be indoctrinated into flat whites and long blacks—not to mention iced coffees made from espresso ice cream and whipped cream. 2212 South Street, (215) 875-8002, antspantscafe.com
- Philly’s official second Aussie coffeehouse, Bluestone Lane occupies the street level of The Warwick Rittenhouse Square hotel. Melbourne roaster Niccolo beans are brewed into specialty drinks such as magics, piccolos and iced long blacks. The light menu of daytime eats includes an avocado smash toast. 1701 Locust Street, (267) 239-0144, bluestonelaneny.com
- Espresso the way Italians intended it thrives at Gran Caffe L’Aquila, where the beans are roasted by Michele Morelli, an Italian coffee celebrity. As if that wasn’t enough, the menu features gelato, pasta, sandwiches and house-baked pastries. 1716 Chestnut Street, (215) 568-5600, grancaffelaquila.com
- Open all day, West Philadelphia’s Kaffa Crossing serves Ethiopian dishes including fir fir, doro tibs and shiro wot. Those looking for liquid refreshments find strong cups of coffee and sweet specialty drinks like the Smooth Blog (vanilla, caramel, white chocolate). 4421 Chestnut Street, (215) 386-0504, kaffacrossing.com
- A Chinatown institution serving Hario siphon brews long before it was trendy, Ray’s Café & Tea House pairs its wide selection of international coffees (Jamaican, Brazilian, Kenyan) with snacks such as dumplings, noodles and iced jellied cappuccinos. 141 N. 9th Street,
(215) 922-5122, rayscafe.com
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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 out 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.