Philadelphia coffee lovers: the weather is getting colder, but your coffee addiction isn't going anywhere. The brisk days are approaching and cabin fever will leave you wanting to sip your day away with your favorite caffeinated beverages. So, bundle up and head down to these comfy and cozy coffee shops.
Bower Cafe emphasizes on its raw and minimalistic ways, and is inspired by the dedication and earthy-beauty of the Bowerbirds handcrafted nest. At this cafe, you can get nestled in with coffee that captures the warm tastes of all the naturally bold, yet sweet flavors derived from the high-quality beans from La Colombe. Their coffee pairs great with a delectable snack, and everyone needs a little sweet and savory in their life. So why not order coffee and charcuterie? You can indulge your savory cravings with their locally crafted dry meats. 263 S. 10th St., 267.758.5536, bower-cafe.com
Travel to Israel without even having to leave Philadelphia at the new cafe K’Far. This unique restaurant is apart of the cutting-edge and innovative restaurant group CookNSolo, who is responsible for Philly hits like Zahav and Abe Fisher. Co-owned by renowned chefs Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook, K’Far is dishing out coffee, food and all the warmth and energy Israeli bakeries have to offer. You can sit back and enjoy the chic, yet comfortable ambiance thanks to colored subway tile walls and cozy seating. Grab a cup, and order a boreka from James Beard Award Winner Camille Cogswell—the combo won’t disappoint. 110 S. 19th St., 267.800.7200, kfarcafe.com
Fishtown’s very own refurbished warehouse is filled with the aromatic smells of coffee that will keep you captivated all day long. Come hungry and fill your belly with warm, sweet pastries and savory skillets. Explore your coffee knowledge with an in-house roasting facility and various workshops. If you stay after hours, take a chance on their on-site bar where weekly cocktails are concocted. Their great coffee will get you there in the morning, and their amazing happy hour will make you never want to go home. 1335 Frankford Ave., 267.479.1600, lacolombe.com
These coffee roasting connoisseurs will serve all your caffeinated needs. Bluestone Lane Coffee inspired by the thoughtful coffee culture in Melbourne, Australia. Their two locations in Rittenhouse Square and in City Hall will transport you out of the hustle and bustle of city life, and into the welcoming experience that embraces their free-spirited ‘Aussie’ approach. Inside the walls of these cozy coffee shops lies more handcrafted magic than you'd ever expect with their talented baristas and delicious food creations. Their menu is filled with fresh and rejuvenating food and endless coffee options to keep your belly full and minds clear. The ambiance of the cafe offers the perfect minimalistic aesthetic and relaxing feel that’s perfect for the cold, windy weather. Multiple locations, bluestonelane.com
Escape the wintery cold and dreary scenery at this indoor garden escape in East Falls. Vault+Vine’s cafe is brimming with bright greenery, as well as Triangle Roasters coffee. Treat yourself to a perfect cold weather inspired drink from their seasonal menu, like their warm maple spice latte or cinnamon french toast latte. And for the pumpkin lovers? Indulge in a pumpkin pie latte crafted with espresso, pumpkin pie sauce and steamed milk. 3507 Midvale Ave., 267.331.6292,vaultandvine.co
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