Ultimo Coffee, which has three locations in Philly, is in the camp of “trendy coffee shops.” It’s not elitist or snobby, and it’s actually casual and comfortable inside. Plus, this one in Newbold has a whole wall filled with beer refrigerators, just in case the coffee isn’t cutting it. Maybe switching from caffeine to alcohol will give you the kick you need to keep writing that novel or even just a few emails.
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Burg’s Hideaway Lounge
Burg’s is a tiki bar in South Philly that has a good Happy Hour and is quiet enough to have a conversation in.
Bar Amis is an offshoot of Amis Trattoria that serves solid pasta and antipasti dishes in the Navy Yard.
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If you aren’t sure whether or not you’ve had the best cannoli of your life, you haven’t been to Termini Brothers Bakery.
K’Far is an all-day Israeli cafe from the people who run Zahav, and while it’s better known for breakfast, it also serves an excellent dinner.
Milkboy is an all-day cafe and music venue on South Street that also serves Jim’s cheesesteaks.
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Elixr Coffee Roasters
Elixr’s huge coffee roastery in Callowhill is a great place to get work done, especially after doing one of their “coffee omakases.”
ReAnimator Coffee Roastery
This is ReAnimator Coffee’s headquarters, so it’s larger than all their other locations and is a great place to get work done.
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