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Philadelphia's Most Creative Coffee Houses

By Andrew Dugan | July 31, 2018 | Food & Drink

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.

DSF0641_as_Smart_Object-1.jpgMenagerie Coffee

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

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

Ultimo Coffee Bar

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

Peddler Coffee

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.

Greenstreet Coffee Company

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

Photography by: Photo courtesy of Menagerie Coffeehouse