PHILADELPHIA (November 9, 2016) – Well regarded neighborhood café and bar, Plenty Café, announces today the official opening of its third location, Plenty Café Queen Village. Similar to Plenty’s E. Passyunk and Rittenhouse locations, diners will be able to order coffee and light bites by day, and choose from robust food, wine and spirits menus by night. Standing as Plenty’s largest café, Plenty Queen Village will operate as Plenty’s flagship location. This is the final step in bringing to life the brand’s vision to metamorphose the former one-stop coffee shop into a European-inspired all-day café, ultimately solidifying Plenty’s status in the marketplace as Philadelphia’s leading gran café.
Philadelphia-native brothers Anthony and Damon Mascieri opened Plenty Café’s first location in South Philadelphia five years ago, creating an inspired menu of light bites, sandwiches and hand-brewed coffee reflective of flavors and cuisines from various countries they visited around the world. Plenty recently expanded café hours, added additional food offerings and acquired a liquor license to enhance the eateries European café culture and appeal to a wider audience.
“We opened Plenty Café with the intention of bringing a taste of our world travels to Philadelphia,” explains Plenty Café Co-Owner Anthony Mascieri. “We’ve hand-selected a variety of classic aperitivi and digestivi, accompanied by globally-inspired cuisine, and serve it the same way it would be enjoyed in its respective country. We want to make guests feel like, even if for a second, they have escaped the city streets of Philadelphia.” Similar in fashion to Plenty’s sister locations, the Queen Village location will place the same supreme focus and quality attention to detail on the alcohol and beverage programs as they do with their coffee.
Plenty Queen Village’s beverage menu will boast 21 taps behind the bar – 12 for draft wine, 6 for draft beer and 3 for draft coffee, the most draft coffee taps of any coffee café in the city - as well as a menu of global aperitivi, digestivi, premium whiskeys and fine spirits. Diners can also order seasonal coffee cocktails and soon-to-launch signature coffee soda, a first for Philadelphia’s coffee industry.
Food items will include a full breakfast menu, bites & boards, salads, toasts, signature Plenty sandwiches and select evening items. Plenty hand-crafts, cures and cooks almost all menu items themselves, sourcing ingredients from local suppliers who share the same goal and vision as Plenty of serving the highest quality products raised in a sustainable manner.
The 2,000+ square-foot Queen Village space features 10 seats at the bar and enough tables to seat 54 diners inside, as well as an additional 28 seats outdoors, weather permitting. Anthony and Damon Mascieri renovated and redesigned the space themselves over the course of one year, keeping in mind the celebrated history of the former Fabric Row building. The Mascieri brothers chose to maintain the exposed brick walls and unsheltered steel beams, while also bringing in additional handmade steel elements, a herringbone patterned ceiling and bar façade and a blue/grey toned tiled wall, imported directly from Italy, behind the bar, among many other welcomed additions. The polished and modern space models a European-café design, whereby the café décor reflects a bright, airy and sociable ambience by day and a cozy, intimate aura by night.
Plenty Café Queen Village will be open from 7:00am-12:00am Monday-Friday and 8:00am-12:00am Saturday and Sunday. To learn more about Plenty Café, visit www.plentyphiladelphia.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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