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Old City Coffee

221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2956 (City Center East)
(215) 592-1897
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Ranked #224 of 3,739 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Neighborhood: City Center East
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English first
Castro Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

So, I'm really funny about my coffee, and this was nothing less than great! I enjoyed a cup of hot coffee with a buttered roll (from another place at Reading Terminal Market) and didn't want it to end.

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Chicago
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1,212 reviews 1,212 reviews
808 restaurant reviews
532 helpful votes 532 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I stopped here for coffee one morning while touring Old City. The décor and environment is very nice. The employees were unfriendly. The coffee was way too hot and tasted burnt and charred. My wife thought the coffee was extremely bitter as well. This coffee shop has too many quirks to be rated an excellent coffee shop.

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Baltimore, MD
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124 reviews 124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited here in the Reading Market, where they have a stall with coffee (of course) and other goodies. I just needed coffee, so can only comment on that, but it was great...exactly what I want in a cup, super depth of flavor, fresh and super hot. The foods looked tasty, but we had just eaten so weren't in the mood... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great coffee & fresh baked goods. They have salads & other items. Service was great. If weather pemitting there is a few outdoor tables.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I get mine whole bean. Be careful if you take public transportation while carrying ground coffee. People will bombard you with questions about the delightful fresh coffee smell. Or you can just make new friends & laugh.

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Visiting the old city Philly with a good friend who took me here to meet up with colleagues for coffee and conversation. Very good coffee, perhaps strong for some but having lived in South America for many years, this was on par with that part of the world. Roasted and ground locally in small batches, gives this place its unique... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Awesome coffee and terrific atmosphere. This place can't be beat. Starbucks has nothing on this place. I'll take small and apersonable nytime.

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