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Old City Coffee

221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
+1 215-629-9292
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6:30 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

What a great little coffee shop, and as one of the reviews said, you can smell the coffee when you enter the store and it gives you a good preview of what is in store. I had a large cup of their Reading Blend and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sicuani
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Bagels and croissants were fresh. Coffee is good but strong. Staff was friendly and accommodating. They seemed to be able to handle the flow of customers efficiently.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank trzcaddy
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This my favorite place to stop for coffee, tea or a snack when I am in Old City, Society Hill, and surrounds. I like the products, the atmosphere and the location halfway down little Church Street. For some reason it reminds me of being back...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Hampsteader
Reviewed August 28, 2018

As soon as you walk in, you can tell from the wonderful aromas that you're going to get a good cup of coffee. The seating areas could be more comfortable - but good coffee.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I had the best cup of iced coffee I have ever had. I am a huge coffee drinker and I am in love with Dunkin and Starbucks. This iced coffee was AMAZING! Smooth and bold, not bitter. I had to get a large cup every...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 22kaitlynk
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

If you are in the Reading Terminal Market then this is a good cup of coffee. There are many better places in the city however. Nice service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jade G
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We had a nice stop here. We had two adults and two children. The prices were good. The product was good. The service was okay.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Davidamy617
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for coffee and a bite to eat before heading out to sightsee. Easy walk from Penn’s Landing hotel. Fresh pastries and good coffee. Spots to sit outside and inside

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank scatterall
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Try this place if you are in the area. This is popular among locals and tourists alike. It's been around for very long time and always served quality coffee and food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We came here for a coffee, what a great spot. We have had the coffee in the Reading Terminal Market, but it was nice to sit down and enjoy it at the outdoor table. This coffee has to be some of the best coffee I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank loribob67
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Breakfast
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Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-629-9292
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Join us in our intimate 25 seat European Style cafe for tiny batch roasted Arabican coffees and Chest Teas. Our specialty is traditional urn brewed full flavor coffee. In an era where computer controlled “satellite” brewers rule-we think you will enjoy the distinct taste of real cultivar coffee brewed in an “analog” way! All espresso drinks are hand packed with Six Bean espresso and crafted to order by your Barista. All of our chest teas are available brewed to order by the pot.
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