- Neighborhood: Graduate Hospital
- 2149 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA
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- Cuisine: Coffee
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
It can sometimes seem like Counter Culture (North Carolina) and Stumptown (Oregon) have a bean-roasting lock on Philly’s new-wave coffee scene. But Tom and Chris Molieri roast their own at GreenStreet, which now boasts a post in the Gayborhood. The tiny space and fickle wireless signal limit its appeal as a workspace, but there’s ample sidewalk seating on both sides of the corner — and more-than-ample coffee options. Think three espresso varieties and a pour-over menu that hooked this Ethiopia lover with a choice between washed- and dry-processed crops from that country. 1101 Spruce St., 610-504-3934, greenstreetcoffee.com.
The Daily Meal loves itself some lists. And today they name the Best Coffee Shops in America. And sitting pretty in the number one spot is Philadelphia’s Ultimo Coffee. Ultimo, which won Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly Coffee Shop for 2012, is singled out for its lack of attitude, sandwiches from American Sardine Bar and that the Newbold location is attached to BREW, the craft beer shop it shares space with.
Scott Schroeder’s American Sardine Bar sandwiches are getting wider distribution. The sandwich artist and people’s champ’s sandwiches will be available at both Ultimo Coffee locations starting today. A vegan, vegetarian and meat-friendly sandwich option will be available each day. An Ultimo employee promised the sandwiches would be more substantial than previous sandwich options and priced more reasonably.