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World Cafe Live

€€ - €€€American, ,
3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3402
+1 267-295-2900
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
6 Jul 2017
“Quick Bite Before a Performance”
9 Jun 2017
“A Great Night Out !”
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3402
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

A convenient place to get a quick bite before enjoying the almost nightly array of entainment poerformances. Very basic menu with a few starters, mains and desserets. Jumbo shrimp are really JUMBO. Burger and poulled pork most common mains. Lava cake is a fantastic dessert....More

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Dinner at Cafe prior to show: Excellent and Reasonable. Excellent service. Attended Bria Skonberg performance at Lower Level Theater. First Row seats: Fantastic !. Sound quality very good. All personnel, polite and helpful. Also, plenty of on-street parking. Bria Skonberg - NONE BETTER !

1  Thank memoryrich
Reviewed 16 January 2017

World Cafe Live is a terrific performance space to see world class musicians in an intimate setting. We've been here many times, most recently for Alejandro Escovedo and the Minus 5. Consistently good sound, convenient bar and table service, and plenty of food options as...More

1  Thank rdooz
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Attended a concert downstairs Oct. 22. We arrived as doors opened so had time to grab some drinks and a bite to eat. Service was ok, could have been a bit faster. Looked as if there were only 3 servers and ours was also making...More

Thank joeclark818
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Last weekend I went to see a terrific Brazilian jazz group (Minas) at this venue. The room was full. My friend and I had made reservations for dinner. Much to our chagrin, we waited almost 30 minutes to get waited on (and that was after...More

Thank SuzanneCloud
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I loved the concert I attended in the upstairs venue. Vertical Current & Mad Satta were the performers. The food however was poor and the service was slow and minimal. I ordered the Fried Chicken. I was expecting a nice breast, maybe a leg. It...More

1  Thank KTR79
Reviewed 10 February 2016

May be a bit out of the way, but this is a good quiet place to get a quick lunch and have a business conversation

Thank FellowTaveler2
Reviewed 9 February 2016

You can see live music just about every evening of the week here. The food is passable, but will take it for $5 draft beers and a broad spectrum of artists. Plus once a month themoth.org hosts a story slam which is at times poignant...More

Thank Bec515
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The place was empty so that was certainly not the reason our meal took 30 minutes after our appetizers to get to us...and then they were not hot. To start, I had the beet appetizer with a whipped honey goat cheese and it was awesome....More

Thank BeasleyKRB
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We were here for Penn's Science Cafe. After the program, we decided to stay for dinner. I was almost ready to leave when a server finally appeared. After that, it was all great service and very tasty food. I had been here when it first...More

Thank kimmer1966
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3402
    (30th Street)
  • Public Transportation: We're located just two blocks from 30th Street Train Station!! Easy access from the Market/Frankfort line and various parts of the city; or use any of the regional rail lines from any of the outlying areas.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 267-295-2900
  • E-mail
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