Plenty Cafe Turns Its Focus to Wine

And the Center City location is being overhauled while the Queen Village Plenty aims for a September opening.

Plenty Cafe is adding more taps and they're dedicated to wine.

Plenty Cafe is adding more taps and they’re dedicated to wine.

Plenty Cafe’s location at 1602 Spruce Street reopens today after a whirlwind redo to make its offerings more in line with the East Passyunk location. That means a fourteen tap system featuring nine tap wines, two cocktails and three beers. Also being rolled out to the Spruce Street location is East Passyunk’s split service model. The cafe will offer counter service from opening till 4 p.m. and then full service from 4 p.m. to midnight. If all goes well, the small plates and evening items will be available by Friday, August 15th.

Following these changes on Spruce Street, East Passyunk’s Plenty will add six tap lines, expanding their offerings to 12 for wine and 6 for beer.

Then in September, the largest Plenty Cafe will open at 705-707 South 5th Street. This will be the largest of the all-day cafes yet, with seats for 54 inside with another 24 outside.

Of note, with all the changes is the increased focus on wine. Owner Anthony Mascieri tells us that wine is his passion and that it really fits with the all day café model. He’s also seen that wine is outpacing beer consumption at his two cafe locations. Mascieri also feels that the heavy focus on tap wines allows Plenty to offer wines he otherwise couldn’t and with the reduction of waste and increase in consistency, he can pass some of the savings onto his customers.

That’s not to say beer or cocktail drinkers are being slighted. East Passyunk and Queen Village will offer six draft lines for beer plus a focused bottle list.

A couple of those draft lines will also be reserved for draft cocktails including Plenty’s top selling Bite the Bulleit (Plenty’s take on the Manhattan with Rooibos infused Atxa sweet vermouth, Aztec chocolate bitters and orange) and San Marco Stroll (a loose interpretation of the Negroni, made with Bluecoat barrel aged gin, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Cappelletti, coffee syrup & orange). All Plenty locations will also offer a rotating coffee cocktail. First up is the Nitro Americano made with Atxa Sweet vermouth, Cappelletti and nitro coffee.

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