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Cafe, Chinese, Asian
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0.5 miles from Independence Hall
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Reviewed September 22, 2020

Ray’s is a Philadelphia institution when it comes to quality coffee and teas. Many people swear by this location for their hot beverages of choice. But did you know that they have some serious bragging rights regarding their food? Well in my opinion they have...some of the best steamed pork and Chinese cabbage dumplings around accompanied by a delicious Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup to make it a complete and fabulous meal. Trust me, head there to enjoy something good to drink and stick around a little longer and have a bite to eat.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 21, 2020

Had the Chicken Curry Dumpling and the House special noodle soup! Amazing, probably the best I ever had! Everything is fresh and homemade and the family that runs it are very nice.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2019

Coffee was excellent! Fun lunch of appetizers & drinks for 5 of us while visiting city of Philly. Waiter not so friendly, but older woman thanked us for coming.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

A tiny storefront on a not too busy block houses Ray’s Cafe. There’s limited seating inside with bare bones decor; but oh my what a feast awaits you. Lunch specials run from about $8-$12 and include a cup of soup or salad and a beverage....Our party of four had a more than filling lunch at $60 total including tax & tip. The owners/servers are warm and gracious. Food is excellent. Hot and sour soup has just the right amount of zing & the broth is clear and not weighed down with corn starch as a thickening agent. My fresh cucumber salad was lightly dressed, bright with lots of crunch. Entree size was moderate & perhaps would work as a shared item for two. No gloppy heavy sauces here and a decent amount of vegetarian choices. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Love the coffee .Friendly staff. Good lunch food also. Menu is limited but you can't go wrong with the dumplings.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

You feel really welcome. We just had time to get an iced coffee. Nice service and good prices. Recommend

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed June 29, 2017

The food and the coffee are absolutely amazing. If I had to pick one dish as a favorite, I'd choose the pork and leak dumplings.

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint little spot hidden in China Town In Philly they have THE BEST SIPHON COFEE!!! They offer a variety of cofee and a great selection of teas. They offer lunch and dinner and I enjoyed my meal there.

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Don't let appearances deceive you, this small place is a gem! They have siphoned coffee and it's neat to watch it be made. Be sure to try their house blend. Their general tso's chicken and hot and sour soup were the best I've ever had....They have great lunch specials that include the soup and a drink.More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Have a cup of Jamaican Blue Mt. Choice brewed in the most unconventional ways with the black bean chicken and you will not be disappointed. Also a unique variety of green teas and fantastic cookies.

Date of visit: December 2015
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Ray's Cafe and Tea House, Inc. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5