Philadelphia, PA - Historic District Philly: In search of an Independently owned-and-operated coffee shop in Old City Philly, look no further then these INDIE java joints.
- Bodhi Coffee/Quaker City Coffee – This inspired duo of coffee shops—one in Society Hill; the other, Washington Square West—serves fresh, organic and local. Patrons take their Quaker City blended coffees in pour-over or drip style. Bodhi: 410 S. 2nd Street, (267) 239-2928, @bodhicoffee; Quaker City: 263 S. 10th Street, (215) 948-2123, quakercitycoffee.com
- Menagerie Coffee – Loyal patrons seek out this spot for its full espresso bar, hand-poured Dogwood coffee and locally sourced snacks. The bright, modern atmosphere makes for the perfect setting to enjoy exotic choices like a honey spice cortado and straight-ahead cappuccinos. 18 S. 3rd Street, menageriecoffee.com
- Old City Coffee – For more than 30 years, this Philly institution has educated the public about coffee appreciation—whether it’s a house blend brewed onsite or a take-home bag of beans. All three high-traffic locations—one along a cobblestone street in Old City, two as booths in Reading Terminal Market—produce fresh, small batches of high-grade Arabica coffee. 221 Church Street, (215) 629-9292; Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Streets, (215) 592-1897, oldcitycoffee.com
Philly's Independently Owned Coffee Shops - Independently owned-and-operated coffee shops have been part of Philadelphia culture since the 18th Century. Today, Philly cafes are known for their well-engineered espressos and meticulously roasted beans, hand pours and draft lattes.