There’s more to a good coffee shop than just brewing great coffee. The right spot can feel like a second home, where you can settle in for a few hours to work, catch up with friends or just relax with a book. We’ve rounded up 16 of Philadelphia’s best coffeeshops that will keep you caffeinated, energized and productive.
From a coffeehouse with a jungle theme to a spot that combines a bookstore and cafe, this list has a little bit of everything for everyone.
This Ridgewood shop may have the prettiest wallpaper in town, but it’s also a highly functional coffeeshop that’s ideal for getting work done. The light and bright space doubles as a library in partnership with neighboring Molasses Books, where titles old and new line the shelves. The coffee menu features a house blend and other local roasters’ offerings, with an emphasis on oat milk options.
Founded in 2013 by two experienced roasters, Sey Coffee is a West Coast-style shop with a following that extends far beyond its neighborhood boundaries on the border of Prospect and Crown Heights. The shop is airy and sky-lit, adorned with potted plants, and serves up specialty blends that showcase the owners’ dedication to light Nordic-style coffee.
This Financial District stalwart is the definition of classy coffeehouse. This sleek and serene space takes the craft of coffee very seriously, and their menu offers a wide variety of drinks and bites to pair with them, from cardamom sugar buns to blueberry ricotta cakes.