Philly has seen more snow than usual this winter and, thanks to that pesky groundhog, we still have a ways to go before spring showers come along. To catch an escape the next time flurries comes along, check out these five cafés to warm up with.
Lace up your boots for a trek to Philly’s Australian escape. This Rittenhouse café has a beach-inspired feel and Australian fare that will make you feel like you’ve just landed in Melbourne. On your next visit, order their Big Brekkie, complete with smoked bacon, poached eggs, roasted tomato, grilled chorizo, sautéed kale, mushrooms and Balthazar toast. 1701 Locust St., 267.239.0144
Once here, there is no reason to leave. From fresh bread made on site to sweet bites (think parfaits, traditional French pastries, and smoothie bowls) to salty treats like ham and gruyeré croissants, you’re bound to find something to satisfy your snow-day craving. 1425 Walnut St., 215.751.0570
Grab your friends, grab your chargers and camp out at Front Street Café. You can enjoy coffee in the morning, lunch at noon, and cocktails at 5 o’clock. In other words, this farm-to-table spot is an all-day affair. 1253 N Front St., 215.515.3073
Not many can say they have never experienced La Colombe on a snow day in Philly. Chatting at a communal table and sipping a Black and Tan, is truly a local experience. 1335 Frankford Ave, 267.479.1600
If you want to enjoy the beauty of the snow sans the cold, check out this city gem. The cafe’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer a great view that allows you to enjoy the cold from afar while warming up with Yucatan Black Bean soup. 221 Church St., 215.629.9292