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9 Newish Philly Coffee Shops to Try Right Now
Whether you prefer a pour-over, cappuccino, or latte, we’ve got the perfect spot.
Though it’s been a year since the crush of morning commuters gave up their office-adjacent coffee shops, the pleasure of being handed a perfectly brewed cup of coffee made by someone else has not diminished. In fact, because so many office workers are isolated in their home offices, the pleasure of even the most quotidian conversation with a barista seems to have grown. Whether you take your coffee black or prefer a creamy latte, these are some of our favorite new spots to treat ourselves to a morning cup.
Three Graces Coffee Co., Queen Village
Stop by for the expert coffee drinks, but also for the gorgeous interior featuring custom wallpaper that forms a mural based on a landscape painted by Robert S. Duncsanson and a hot pink espresso machine. 719 East Passyunk Avenue
Valerio Coffee, Manayunk
While not technically new, Valerio recently moved their Manayunk location to a new space. Their coffee, which is roasted at their Audubon location, is fair-trade, single-origin, and very, very fresh. 4373 Main Street
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Rowhome Coffee, Fitler Square
After Jezabel’s Cafe decamped to West Philly, Eli Shaika and Hugh Morretta scooped up the Fitler Square cafe and opened their coffee shop in 2020. Crowds have begun to gather for their breakfast sandwiches served on house made Philly-style soft pretzels, which is — in short — genius. 2536 Pine Street
Jiggy Coffee, Center City
Jiggy opened in January of this year with friendly service, an airy vibe, and a variety of vegan pastries from Grind. They use beans from Small Plans, a D.C.-based roaster that focuses on ethically sourced, fair trade beans. 1000 Pine Street
Persimmon Coffee, various locations
For now, Persimmon is a pop-up, but their limited drops of beans and simple, precise pour-overs, are inspired by the exacting standards and minimal aesthetic of Japanese cafes. Follow along in Instagram to see where they’ll be next.
Lost Bread Rittenhouse, Rittenhouse
Okay, yes, we are aware that Lost Bread is a bakery, but there are few pleasures as simple and complete as a nice cup of coffee and fresh pastry on a weekend morning, and Lost Bread is now providing that pleasure to Rittenhouse Square. 2218 Walnut Street
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Suprema Coffee, Center City
Suprema buys their beans from small farmers and respected cooperatives, to ensure the highest quality beans from farmers in Central and South America. The beans are roasted in tiny quantities every day at their shop. Stop by and see (and smell!) the roaster in action any time. 1511 Pine Street
Pivot Coffee and Soupery, Bella Vista
Owners Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico built a takeout window into their Bella Vista brunch spot and turned it into a coffee shop, soup restaurant, and wine shop, with plenty of outdoor dining space for meals any time of the day. 738 South 11th Street
Buna Cafe, West Philadelphia
Any caffeine buff knows, Ethiopian coffee is some of the best in the world. Buna’s house roasted coffee shows off Ethiopian beans, and pairs them with an all-day menu of American and Ethiopian classics. 5121 Baltimore Avenue