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Old City Coffee

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City Center East
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221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
(215) 592-1897
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Man. That ice coffee hit da spot. I kept it black like my boyfriends. Didn't need no cream. No sugar either. Only sissies adulterate they coffee.

Thank Scrappleking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Good strong local coffee, grab a cup and walk around the grounds of Christ Church! I had a latte which was amazing!

Thank Denise V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I select a couple of coffees to try when I was visiting friends in Philadelphia and purchased a 1/2 a lb of the San Francisco Blend and a 1 lb of the Bali Moon. If you enjoy medium-dark and dark roast coffees these are great options. I enjoyed them so much I order them online from AZ. Some great coffee... More 

Thank MSAZ13
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice little coffee shop located close to where I was staying. Got a hot chocolate and chocolate croissant. Both were great. Medium price range.

Thank HumblTraveler
Lake George, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I walked to a location hoping for really good coffee and a range of options to satisfy all the different coffee tastes in our party. They only had one brew which was average I would say. It was very strong and dark, so my fellow travelers didn't really enjoy it. Wouldn't go back with so many other options.

Thank Sarah L
Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I needed a quiet coffee spot near my hotel and it was perfect. I like the patio seats out in front but it was too hot for me at that time. Staying indoors wasn't a bad idea. I should have gone for the vegan chocolate chip cookie. I will the next time I go there which is probably tomorrow. :-)

Thank Cristina E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

It is great time to enjoy the best tasty coffee in Phil. Old city coffee brew the national best coffee I ever have before. The price is fair and the staffs were very friendly!

Thank Ben J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We had 4 coffees ... 2 Americano, 1 hazelnut latte, 1 shot of espresso, and they were really good. Nice, strong coffee, with great flavor. I am not sure if this is the location where we had it, as we visited the stand at the Reading Terminal Market. The coffee was really good, that's all I know.

Thank teachertooPa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

It is always a treat to stop for my favorite Vanilla Latte! As I head out of the Market I get a Cookie and my Latte! My reward for battling the crowds and lines at the Market! All well worth it!

Thank Margaret S
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I visited the Reading Terminal...a friend of mine recommended Old City Coffee. Rich dark roast cup of perfectly brewed coffee! This coffee roaster puts most others to shame! Took 3 pounds of coffee beans home with me! Delicious coffee...best I had while visiting Philadelphia!

Thank cathleen c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
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: (215) 592-1897

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