Philly's Must Try International Coffee Shops

Philly's Must Try International Coffee Shops

Philly's Must Try International Coffee Shops

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A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or caféA coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café is an establishment which primarily serves hot coffee, related coffee beverages. From an Australian flat white to a Chemex-brewed cuppa, the possibilities for delicious caffeinating are endless. Here’s a look at some of Philly's best coffee shops for international flair.


 Philly's International Coffee Shops

Ants Pants Café

Curious about Australian coffee? Ants Pants Café in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood is a great place to be indoctrinated into flat whites and long blacks—not to mention iced coffees made from espresso ice cream and whipped cream. 2212 South Street, (215) 875-8002, antspantscafe.com

Bluestone Lane

Philly’s official second Aussie coffeehouse, Bluestone Lane occupies the street level of The Warwick Rittenhouse Square hotel. Melbourne roaster Niccolo beans are brewed into specialty drinks such as magics, piccolos, and iced long blacks. The light menu of daytime eats includes an avocado smash toast. Center City, bluestonelaneny.com

Gran Caffe L’Aquila

Espresso the way Italians intended it thrives at Gran Caffe L’Aquila, where the beans are roasted by Michele Morelli, an Italian coffee celebrity. As if that wasn’t enough, the menu features gelato, pasta, sandwiches, and house-baked pastries. 1716 Chestnut Street, (215) 568-5600, grancaffelaquila.com

Kaffa Crossing

Open all day, West Philadelphia’s Kaffa Crossing serves Ethiopian dishes including fir, Doro tibs, and Shiro wot. Those looking for liquid refreshments find strong cups of coffee and sweet specialty drinks like the Smooth Blog (vanilla, caramel, white chocolate). 4421 Chestnut Street, (215) 386-0504, kaffacrossing.com

Ray’s Café & Tea House

A Chinatown institution serving Hario siphon brews long before it was trendy, Ray’s Café & Tea House pairs its wide selection of international coffees (Jamaican, Brazilian, Kenyan) with snacks such as dumplings, noodles, and iced jellied cappuccinos. 141 N. 9th Street, (215) 922-5122, rayscafe.com

 

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