We’re always looking for exciting ways to diversify our midday coffee break. Thankfully, Philadelphia has a robust selection of inspiring coffee houses that are innovating the way we drink our house brews. Here’s five of the most creative cafés for your next outing.
Old City’s Menagerie Coffee is known for heart-warming cappuccinos that pair exquisitely with a helping of house-made Irish soda bread. With a soothing atmosphere and a great sandwich selection, this café is perfect for a relaxing morning or afternoon pick-me-up 18 S. Third St.
A La Mousse proudly takes the traditional café-au-lait to another level with its espresso milkshake. This dessert-coffee is perfect for sipping while walking around Center City on a warm afternoon. 145 N. 11th St., 215-238-9100
When you need a change of scenery from the office, stop by Ultimo for a delicious craft latte. The smooth espresso roast and charming latte art are just some aspects that will make this Rittenhouse spot your new go-to café. 238 S. 20th St., 267-804-7972
The corner café lures you in with sweet aromas of espresso beans — only to be outdone by the taste of delectable pastries waiting to be devoured. Try the popular chive biscuit while sipping any the café's constantly-rotating macchiato flavors. 2100 Spring St.
For the civically-engaged coffee drinker, Greenstreet Coffee Company has a mission and a blend that anyone can get on board with. The café works intimately with farmers to make sure your nitro cold brew is sourced from the best sustainably-produced beans available. 1101 Spruce St., 610-504-3934