Walnut Street Cafe is an all-day cafe right near 30th Street Station that has floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and looks like an unobtainable home from Pinterest that clearly no one lives in. Because it’s open from breakfast to dinner, it’s where you should go when you’re just coming back from a business trip on the Acela and want something a little better than a day-old sandwich from the Pret in the station. They also have good Happy Hour food deals, with things like $3 caramel popcorn and a $5 pretzel with beer cheese from 4-7pm on weekdays. Or if you want something a little more substantial, you can get their tempura fried fish with tartar sauce for just $8.
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Vietnam Cafe is a huge restaurant in West Philly that has some great Vietnamese food and lots of Polynesian cocktails.
Dim Sum House
Dim Sum House in University City serves food until 1am every night, which is about as late as you can get a sit-down meal in Philly.
Gojjo Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant
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Comfort and Floyd
Comfort & Floyd is a breakfast spot in Pennsport that feels almost like an elementary school classroom.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
Fork is a big, seasonal American spot in Old City where you should go for a celebratory group dinner.
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Front Street Cafe
Front Street is an all-day spot in Fishtown with a big patio, affordable cocktails, and way better food than you’d expect.
Pod in West Philly looks like the inside of a spaceship and serves a mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes.
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