Grind Report

Filter has soft opened at 252 South 12th Street. It’s a full-service cybercafe, coffee house and tea room. There is free wi-fi, workstation rentals for $5 per hour plus available scanning, printing, faxing and copying. Opening at 6am and staying open till 3am Filter has lots of amenities to use from early mornigng through night. There is a fee touchscreen jukebox and at night video games from old school Atari to new school Xbox Kinect will be available. This is the first of three planned Filters coming to Center City. [Filter Philadelphia]

The southwest corner of 20th and Walnut that was the Natural Goodness Market & Cafe is being turned into a Saxby’s Coffee shop.

Ants Pants is undergoing renovations. A new floor was installed on Friday and the rest of the repairs will be completed by Tuesday. The cafe remains open during its redo. We were there Saturday where we had this sandwich.

Pure Fare is “99.99999%” of the way there. The healthy food store and cafe will be serving San Francisco’s Blue Bottle Coffee. [Pure Fare on Facebook]