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Cafe Lift

428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3616
+1 215-922-3031
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“frittata” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3616
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast place! This is a cash only place, but it's delicious. The coffee is great, but beware they use small cups so you will need refills! There's a lot of healthy options including avocado toast. The servings are large too. The inside has an...More

Thank Carley R
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Food and service were both excellent. Menu was a great mix of traditional breakfast foods and some more eclectic offerings. BYOB so we brought champagne and they supplied us with a carafe of oj for mimosas. They are in the process of applying for a...More

Thank Gillybrit
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The food here was the best part, as it should be. The breakfast burrito was packed with flavor and the hot sauce was amazing. The cannoli French toast was actually not sweet enough. I wish they had used a creamier, sweeter ricotta. However, the restaurant...More

Thank Jessi P
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend and it was fun and good not great Nice staff, industrial funky motif Had eggs and one blue berry pancake I would recommend but not be a regular

Thank Luckydog17
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Great service, reasonable and delicious. We'll definitely visit next time I'm in town. Yum!

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Actually went to Lift Cafe, twice in one week, while staying in Philly. The location feels a bit rough, but once inside, the urban decor is married with truly, the most delicious breakfast dishes I have had in decades. The servers are all super friendly,...More

Thank BarbaraEK
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for breakfast during a weekday. Only a few people inside. Yes, the lemon ricotta pancakes are great. However, service is horrible. Our waiter seemed like she was lost and delusional. I watched another waiter come in from outside,straight from off his bike and started...More

Thank seetheworldb4ureyes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We were visiting from out of town and friends suggested Lift. It was cozy and interesting. The food was amazing! My husband got a risotto crab cakes benedict which blew his mind. SO good, like unbelievably good! I had a fritatta that was on special...More

Thank Laney H
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this hidden gem.... the menu itself is diverse and the specials are always well chosen. I stick with the SSS - soup, sandwich, salad combo-- only 10.00 and always filling. Also, it's byob!

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Your table will be so crowded with food, you'll be groaning when you push away, because you don't have enough room to eat their delectable challah French toast or their savory eggs. The wait staff are the epitome of grunge hipster and very attentive. It's...More

Thank Mohana R
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3616
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-3031
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