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Black & Brew

Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1523 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
+1 215-764-5582
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I have recently moved to the area and found this gem of a coffee shop. While the place is not large the atmosphere sure is. Friendly service, great coffee, fantastic food and a hipster vibe. You may have to wait in line, they are always busy, but well worth your time.You won't be disappointed. Oh I almost forgot to mention... More 

Thank Wesley V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you feel like visiting European style cafe you should come to Black & Brew in the morning in spring or summer. You can enjoy your coffee and breakfast outside under the beautiful trees and next to "Philly art" colorful walls. There is a very nice Urban Jungle huge store cross the street, which helps to set positive mood for... More 

1 Thank Marianna N
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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275 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

I've been trying to be a vegetarian for one week and went to Black and Brew to try their paleo plate (minus the bacon). Service was fast and friendly, and the food tasted good too. Nice little coffee shop local vibe.

Thank lhamilt77
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Black and Brew is nice comfortable neighbourhood cafe. Great for breakfast. Espresso is excellent, outdoor seating is a bonus.

Thank Dave C
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Funky, fun environment for really good eating. Everything on the menu looked great. I had the breakfast burrito - add bacon - YUM! Oh and a banana nut muffin to go... delicious. Stand in line to order at the register. They give you a number and your drinks. Find yourself a seat, and they bring the food out - pretty... More 

1 Thank WishingPrana
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

I've been a client of B&B for years now. It has never failed to deliver great food (for the price), great service and excellent coffee. The location is in the heart of East Passyunk Square. The atmosphere is very artsy and casual. Though sometimes it gets crowded I've never had to make a long waiting line. The menu is pretty... More 

Thank D D
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Don't you hate it when you go to your neighborhood/corner coffeeshop, hungry for breakfast but they only have little danishes/muffins? Well this is your spot. I love the casual, order at the counter approach, but without losing the service and quality of a full service restaurant. The menu is pretty extensive and there are specials to make it even harder... More 

Thank Kreskin2207
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch with the family. Ordered a large portion of hummus with pita and vegetables, goat cheese salad, Caesar salad, and a very good chicken pesto sandwich. All food very good. Popular South Philly cafe with plenty of locals.

Thank Paul W
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358 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Huge breakfast and lunch menu, friendly service, solid coffee. Can sit at table or counter. Tiny place - can get a bit crowded.

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Black and Brew is my place to wake up and take on the day when I'm in South Philly! A pretty quiet little coffee shop, it is unpretentious but boasts a solid breakfast menu and great coffee. Whether you sit inside with the constantly changing wall art by local artists or outside next to the amazing mosaic walls (a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-764-5582

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?