With chilly brews to cool you down when Philly gets too hot, these six local coffee shops have mastered the art of the coffee on the rocks. Here, where to get your caffeine fix on a sweltering, sunny day:
While the beloved roasters have four shops in Philadelphia, make a point to retreat to their Fishtown location for its quirky cafe atmosphere and intensely addictive draft latte. The unique on-tap libation mixes cold-pressed espresso and frothed milk for a delicious and energizing drink. 1335 Frankford Ave., 267-479-1600
Founded in 2010, this hipster’s getaway continually aimes to perfect the sourcing and roasting of their beverages. Their Kyoto drip, a single-origin coffee that steeps for 12 hours, is a lighter roast that carries subtle notes of fruit. 207 S. Sydenham St., 239-404-1730
For a cool cup to-go, consider this Old City shop that crafts their cold brews with an 18-hour steep. Local coffee addicts can enjoy homey vibes and tasty breakfast bites as they sip on iced espresso drinks, iced chai, and iced matcha lattes sourced from Dogwood Coffee in Minneapolis. 18 S. Third St.
You'll find plenty of creative and caffeinated libations brewing behind the bar at this cozy corner cafe. Guaranteed to mend a sizzling afternoon in the sun, One Shot’s extremely photogenic iced drinks are seriously worth it. 217 W. George St., 215-627-1620
Whether you’re craving a pre-work cup or need a weekend pick-me-up, thirsty city dwellers will be wow’d by Ox’s summer coffee program. The fairly new shop pairs their chilly roasts with a tech-free attitude, so stop by to swap the Wi-Fi for a long chat with friends. 616 S. Third St., 215-922-2531
Longtime friends Jonathan Adams and Damien Pileggi are bringing custom homemade blends, seasonal single-origin beans, and edgy interiors to the Philly coffee scene at both of their downtown locations. There’s no denying that their iced options—like their stunning iced latte—taste as good as they look. 2400 Lombard St.; 1528 Spruce St.