South Street Philadelphia - The Bean Cafe: With local art on the walls, a dessert case full of treats and a full coffee, tea and smoothie menu, this cozy cafe plays host to South Street’s artistic and indie crowd. The rotating selection of vintage action figures and other nostalgic items on display round out the fun vibe. 615 South Street, (215) 629-2250, fairmountfair.com/beancafe
After our lunch date at Geno’s (South Philly: Date Night at Genos Steaks), Geno brought us over to Rim Cafe, a chocolate shop with the essence of the French Riviera, but with Italian cafe tradition. I had never known that a place like this existed in Philadelphia- and was immediately brought back to my days studying abroad, with quaint little coffee shops, and incredibly friendly owners. As they say at Rim Cafe, they don’t want customers, they want friends.