New York based coffee purveyor Joe will open its first non-New York location overlooking Rittenhouse Square on Tuesday, April 2nd. Proprietor Jonathan Rubinstein says “we always knew that if we took Joe outside of New York City, we wanted to come to Philadelphia. When the opportunity to open overlooking Rittenhouse Square presented itself, we jumped at it.”
The cafe will offer drip coffee and espresso drinks using Joe beans (roasted in New York City) and Intelligentsia Black Cat beans for espresso.
Baked goods, including selections from Philadelphia’s Brûlée Bakery and custom Joe treats from Brooklyn’s Ovenly will be offered to those looking for a bite. Joe will also offer coffee classes and free cuppings.
Joe will have 27 indoor seats, 12 outdoor seats, and 20 seats in the lobby of 1845 Walnut Street. The interior was designed by Street Sense Architects and features reclaimed wood counters, a farmhouse table, cafe tables and a standing espresso bar. The walls will be decorated with a rotating selection of photography from local artists. S
This won’t be the only Philadelphia location for Joe, a second location will open in University City’s Chestnut Square later in 2013.