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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Porcos is a small sandwich shop with mostly porchetta on the menu, plus a full on-site bakery.
Bar Amis is an offshoot of Amis Trattoria that serves solid pasta and antipasti dishes in the Navy Yard.
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La Colombe in Fishtown is like every other La Colombe, but way bigger and with a lot more food options.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night that’s perfect for a date.
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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.
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.”
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