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Old City Coffee

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City Center East
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221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2956
(215) 592-1897
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Coffee wasn't great.

I wanted a latte, at a less than full temp, with room at the top for extra cold milk. I got a latte of sorts, boiling hot, filled to the top. I didn't love the taste of the latte. It wasn't as creamy as a typical latte, but had a smoky, almost toasted flavor to the coffee. I dumped a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Jen R
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I wanted a latte, at a less than full temp, with room at the top for extra cold milk. I got a latte of sorts, boiling hot, filled to the top. I didn't love the taste of the latte. It wasn't as creamy as a typical latte, but had a smoky, almost toasted flavor to the coffee. I dumped a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

if you like coffee and being in a social place go to Old City Coffee in Reading Terminal Philadelphia. The coffee is excellent and the location is special. This is a must when in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Smooth tasty coffee for a reasonable price. Went great with the donut from Beiler's!! Perfect combo!!

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United States
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sometimes the best way to evaluate a coffee bar is by its drip coffee. I was very impressed with the smoothness of the flavor. The coffee is roasted and brewed fresh. The coffee was reasonably priced and had a lot of goodies to be sold along with it.

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Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Old City Coffee is just a small coffee stand at the end of Reading Terminal Market.. Since we could not find another place nearby we decided to try it. My wife ordered a cup of coffee and I ordered a double espresso. As soon as I tasted it, it became obvious that this was one of the best espressos that... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Kate and I went to Old City Coffee after enjoying a sandwich from DiNic’s in the Reading Terminal Market. I have to say I was extremely happy with the Americano. They use their six bean espresso blend and it was some of the smoothest tasting coffee I have had anywhere. It was so good that I may start ordering coffee... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited one of the branches in Reading Terminal Market and were not blown away by either the coffee of the service. The price is about right, but I won't remember anything about the coffee or the service in the future. The coffee was bland and the service blander. Nothing special.

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great local coffee shop in old city area. Visited here several times while in town recently, and they have the best coffee in the area. Also enjoyed breakfast oatmeal and other treats. All were very good. Really worth visiting.

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Toronto Canada
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice place to get coffee in the morning. Check out the whole bean coffee they have for sale. The French Roast is amazing if you like a dark roast. I had a double espresso which was very nice.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Finally, a decent coffee and a pretty good muffin (blueberry coconut-strange combi but really won me over in the end)! I see that it has 2 stalls in Reading but I went for the standalone shop in the neighborhood (as it is quite near the hostel). They are said to roast their own coffee beans with lots of blends from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2956
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 592-1897

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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