Whether you're looking for a local roaster or a specially curated blend; searching for espresso, lattes or even coffee cocktails, here are the five best coffee shops in Philadelphia.
Ultimo Coffee With a couple different locations throughout Philly, Ultimo has expanded to include their own roastery and lab. At their Rittenhouse location they offer macchiatos, americanos, cortados and chai lattes. To pair, they have an abundance of baked goods like their brown butter blondie, polenta citrus cake and crust loaf cake. 267.804.7972, 238 S. 20th St., ultimocoffee.com
Elixr This award-winning coffee shop and roasting company is known for their lighter-roasted unique and exquisite coffees. Some of their staff favorites include the Weekender Blend described as a darker brunch blend or their Lunar Lavender Seasonal Blend, designed to be fruity, light and to taste like candy. They also offer matcha tea and latte, which you should try with their pastries from Au Fournil. 239.404.1730, 207 S. Sydenham St., Elixrcoffee.com
Bold Coffee Bar Having opened last summer, Bold Coffee is bringing minimalism to the coffee shop. They offer simple and delicious cold brew iced coffee, tea, bagels and pastries. Specialties include their lavender honey latte, toffee nut crunch latte and oreo crumble latte. 267.319.8689, 1623 Ridge Ave., Boldcoffeebar.com
One Shot Cafe If you are in the mood for good eats and coffee, One Shot Cafe offers breakfast and brunch. Their coffee is shipped directly from Red Hook, Brooklyn roastery. They also serve Stumptown Coffee custom-made One Shot House Blend. Their brunch menu features decadent options like baked apple french toast and savory options like biscuits and gravy. 215.627.1620, 217 W George St., 1shotcoffee.wordpress.com/eats
Old City Coffee, Inc. Founded in 1985 by Ruth Isaac, this charming coffee spot offers freshly roasted Arabican coffee beans, expresso, and cold drinks. In 1999 the shop received the TOPS Award for Specialty Coffee Excellence. Today it has expanded to include a European style cafe where you can choose from muffins, pastries, yogurt and granola. 215.629.9292, 221 Church St., Oldcitycoffee.com