Best of Philly

Best Coffee Shop

2017 BEST New Coffee Shop

Rival Bros.

Rival Bros. coffee (and its snacks) was already a cut above. But this second location, with its high ceilings, gilded flourishes and retro-chic aesthetic, makes it the Le Bec-Fin of coffee shops.

1528 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PAWebsite

2015 BEST Coffee Shop

La Colombe in Fishtown

1335 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The new La Colombe flagship is basically the Rolls-Royce of coffee shops, with two kitchens, a distillery, beer, wine, rum, the best La Colombe coffee you’ve ever tasted (with lattes on draft!), and a full menu of things like tartines and shrimp-and-grits. Sorry, regular coffee shops. Read more »

2014 BEST Coffee Shop

Menagerie Coffee

18 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Whitewashed wood, soft lighting, morning-appropriate tunes, potted greenery, and espressos pulled by expert but unpretentious baristas this is the kind of place that can turn a Monday into a good day. Read more »

2014 BEST Office Coffee Catering

Old City Coffee

221 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA

Cardboard boxes of lukewarm Joe? Blech. Old City Coffee will dispatch a barista with a giant espresso machine, because everyone deserves a decent red eye before a Power Point presentation. Read more »

2012 BEST Coffee Shop

Ultimo Coffee

1900 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The inviting staff, comfortable vibe and Counter Culture coffee would be enough to make Ultimo Philadelphia’s best. That the Newbold spot shares space with Brew-a beer store-makes it the ultimate for a 2 p.m. pick-me-up followed by a 4 p.m. happy hour. Read more »

2009 BEST Coffee Shop

Treehouse Coffee Shop

120 West Merchant Street, Audubon, NJ

Tongue-in-cheek Treehouse claims to grow all its produce and coffee and espresso beans on its roof and milk its own cows up there! It also includes this warning on its website: “Caution, we have lost a couple cows over the edge of the building. So heads up when you park out front.” The most laid-back,… Read more »