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Where to Celebrate National Coffee Day

By Leah Campano | September 28, 2018 | Food & Drink

September 29th is National Coffee Day! Thankfully, our City of Brotherly Love has no shortage of macchiatos, cappuccinos and cups of joe. This Saturday, honor the holiday at one (or all) of these treasured java joints.


Rival Bros. Coffee

With three locations, Rival Bros. Coffee is dedicated to providing Philly its caffeine fix. Whether your go-to is drip coffee or nitro brew, the beans are roasted daily right here in the city, guaranteeing excellence in every cup. On your next visit, try pairing your hot (or iced) drink with sweet pastries from either High Street on Market or Machine Shop Boulangerie, both offered in-store. Multiple locations,

Elixr Coffee

The most experienced coffee drinkers are bound to be impressed by Elixr’s transformative roasts. With a chic ambiance and knowledgeable staff, their single-origin brews are ideal for satisfying even the biggest caffeine craving. 207 S. Sydenham St., 239-404-1730,

Flow State Coffee Bar

Take a trip to Kensington and visit the new eccentric coffee bar that foodies all over the city are buzzing about. The distinct space not only promises amazing espresso drinks, but is also stocked to the brim with delectable pastries and a robust gelateria. 2413 Frankford Ave., 267-702-0280,

Shot Tower Coffee

This corner café in Queen Village is sure to please any coffee consumer. With a long communal table and ample patio seating, Shot Tower Coffee delivers a welcoming, community atmosphere. Kick back with a traditional Americano and enjoy the cozy coffee bar. 542 Christian St., 267-886-8049

Ultimo Coffee

Roasted locally here in Philadelphia, bold brew is a guarantee at Ultimo Coffee. Rich espressos and artisanal lattes are just a few reasons why this coffeehouse is adored. Multiple locations,

The Monkey & The Elephant

The Monkey & The Elephant’s philanthropic mission makes it a coffeehouse unlike the rest. As Philadelphia’s first and only non-profit café, all proceeds from purchasing coffee or baked goods goes directly to supporting youth in the foster care system. This year, give back to your community and enjoy one of their smooth cappuccinos and savory paninis. 831 W Girard Ave., 267-457-5334,

Green Engine Coffee Co.

Stuck in suburbia? Check out Green Engine Coffee Co. in Haverford and choose from an extensive selection of caffeine, all sourced from Rival Bros. Coffee. Here, you still get the perfect cold brew or creamy latte from your favorite city spot, but all while being in a cozy neighborhood café. 16 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford,

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