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Three Monkeys Cafe

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9645 James St, Philadelphia, PA 19114-3017
+1 215-637-6665
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“monkey bread” (3 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 02:00 Hours
€€ - €€€
9645 James St, Philadelphia, PA 19114-3017
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I have never NEVER had a good waitress at this place. The food is good, I have actually never had a bad meal here. I don’t recommend eating inside it’s very dark. But aside from that it’s a good bar. However, the waitress are awful....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GabrielleRoseMaria
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We dinner here before a jazz concert at Glen Foerd Mansion. The Three Monkeys is located directly across James Street from the Torresdale Train station on the SEPTA Trenton Line. Funky cool old house with indoor andd outdoor seating. Parking in the adjacent Municipal lot....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank e3ceprise
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Really nice converted house. The atmosphere is really great. The food was good and the drinks were excellent. Lots of seating inside and out. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful picking out menu items. Close to public transportation with lots of parking. We...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank karen19020
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places ever. Not only is the ambiance fun, both inside and outside, but the monkey theme permeates from the drink menu to the food menu to the decor. The drink menu has some unusual and fun drinks as well...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ponytoni21
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Met up with a friend for brunch. Plenty of spots to lock your bicycle up if you’re a cyclist. The food selections are good. I had the Scrapple Sliders, a water and a bourbon. Very good on all counts. My friend had the breakfast tacos...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We had a late lunch on a Thursday afternoon, and the place was pretty full for the "off" time that it was. The vegetable panini was amazing, and it was great as leftovers as well. Weirdly, it was in the 30s that day and the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MeraKi25
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Went there for brunch at 8:30 am on a Saturday with a friend while waiting for our kids during their high school entrance exam. I was afraid we would be the ONLY people in there that early on a Saturday POTENTIALLY ordering a Mimosa but...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ChristieB738
Monkey-Management, Manager at Three Monkeys Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hi Christie. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy that you and your friend decided to stop in on Saturday for brunch, and that you found our delicious food to your liking. It is always nice to...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Heard about Three Monkeys Cafe from a friend who raves about food. We decided to try it on a cold Saturday afternoon . The cafe was busy but were seated right away. Our waitress was Shannon, and her attention to our table was A+. We...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank farmallpig
Monkey-Management, Manager at Three Monkeys Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Farmallpig. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so happy to hear that everything, from your appetizers and entrees to your service, was so great. We love to hear feedback like this and appreciate customers like you. We...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

After attending a really nice event at Glen Foerd On The Delaware Historic Riverfront Mansion and Estate I headed over to Three Monkeys Cafe. I really enjoyed my visit here. They were listed as awarded one of the top 30 brunch spots in America. Nice...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank bluejeanfood
Monkey-Management, Manager at Three Monkeys Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi Bluejeanfood. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious brunch after your event. It is always nice to hear feedback like this from a satisfied customer. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

I informed the waiter I had food allergies and asked if the cheese and wheat couscous could be omitted if I ordered the salmon fillet, was told 'no problem'. Dinner arrived covered in cheese and was returned to the kitchen, while the rest of our...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank gypsyhiker
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Response from bhbergmann | Reviewed this property |
They have good salads.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9645 James St, Philadelphia, PA 19114-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-637-6665
Pick your Habitat..Victorian Dining Room, Old World Cafe or Tropical Tree Bar and Patio. Three monkeys is open at 7:00am 7 days a week. Breakfast Served until 11 Monday through Friday and Brunch until 2:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
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