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Old City Coffee

221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
+1 215-629-9292
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (6 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
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07:00 - 18:00All hours
221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend tells me she stops here all the time. Located in very small street/alley. Small store, good fast service. Decent prices. Would recommend and return.

Thank cvandenbraak
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by and grabbed the flavor of the day on the walk from the hotel to the hop on hop off bus. So many regulars in this place I knew it had to be good. The containers that the creamer, almond milk, etc are in...More

Thank Kaje20
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I had an espresso here. Good espresso is hard to find and it was good. I had one at Old City Coffee in Reading Terminal as well.

Thank NancyProvidence_RI
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I visit this nice small cafe often for an espresso or cappuccino, which they can serve with almond or soy drink if preferred. However some of the staff changes quite often and hence quality varies. That's also my current to go for coffee beans. Regarding...More

Thank frenkie_boy
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is some of the best coffee shop coffee I've ever had! Definitely worth your time to go get a cup. I wish this was in my home town! Highly recommend!

Thank Kharaktor
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This coffee shop is adorable! It is located on a small street near Christ Church, and you could easily walk by without noticing it. But don't walk by, go in and enjoy the excellent selections of paistries or hot drinks! Their hot chocolate is EXCELLENT!

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My family and I grabbed breakfast at Reading Terminal Market every morning while vacationing in town. I grabbed coffee at one of the several locations in the market. It was great coffee. My children had the hot chocolate and hey weren't overly impressed with it....More

Thank Autumn S
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

On a touristy visit and just needed a pick me up to chase away the gloomy weather. Husband and I aren't regular coffee-shoppers but we're led well to our choices, served quickly and enjoyed the funky playlist while sipping our beverages out of the drizzling...More

Thank Lindsay W
Management response:Responded 12 June 2017

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you had a great visit to Philly :)

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here when on a college preview trip for my son. I live in CA and have a wide variety of great dark roast coffee available to me (and not Starbucks) so I always love when I can find something equally as good out of...More

Thank Jade G
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Tiny coffee shop but has outside seating. Hubby had iced Black and Tan. Was good but milk was a bit off. I had smoothie of the day. Tasty Best was the cinnamon swirl cake! Made up for drinks

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-629-9292
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Join us in our intimate 25 seat European Style cafe for tiny batch roasted Arabican coffees and Chest Teas. Our specialty is traditional urn brewed full flavor coffee. In an era where computer controlled “satellite” brewers rule-we think you will enjoy the distinct taste of real cultivar coffee brewed in an “analog” way! All espresso drinks are hand packed with Six Bean espresso and crafted to order by your Barista. All of our chest teas are available brewed to order by the pot.
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