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Old City Coffee

221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
+1 215-629-9292
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
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06:30 - 19:00All hours
221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This coffee shop is adorable! It is located on a small street near Christ Church, and you could easily walk by without noticing it. But don't walk by, go in and enjoy the excellent selections of paistries or hot drinks! Their hot chocolate is EXCELLENT!

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I grabbed breakfast at Reading Terminal Market every morning while vacationing in town. I grabbed coffee at one of the several locations in the market. It was great coffee. My children had the hot chocolate and hey weren't overly impressed with it....More

Thank Autumn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a touristy visit and just needed a pick me up to chase away the gloomy weather. Husband and I aren't regular coffee-shoppers but we're led well to our choices, served quickly and enjoyed the funky playlist while sipping our beverages out of the drizzling...More

Thank Lindsay W
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you had a great visit to Philly :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here when on a college preview trip for my son. I live in CA and have a wide variety of great dark roast coffee available to me (and not Starbucks) so I always love when I can find something equally as good out of...More

Thank Jade G
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Tiny coffee shop but has outside seating. Hubby had iced Black and Tan. Was good but milk was a bit off. I had smoothie of the day. Tasty Best was the cinnamon swirl cake! Made up for drinks

Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a great place that makes you feel at home and has a wide variety of drinks and treats. Friendly staff and great service.

Thank ErinnElisabeth
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I are not typically ones to buy coffee but this coffee is so rich and full of flavor that we returned several times during our short stay in Philadelphia. You have to try it for yourself!

Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stopped here during a walking tour to get something hot to drink. The coffee was very good, way better than Starbucks.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I do hope there coffee is a lot lot better than their tea, as it had to be the worst cup of tea I have ever had. It was luke warm at best and the amount of tea was insufficient to permit the water to...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stopped in for a break from sight seeing on a cold day. Husband and I shared an enormous chocolate chip cookie with the very tasty coffee. The combination was amazing. THe cookie was delicious and with the coffee...amazing. It was just what we were...More

Thank viajero5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-629-9292
  • E-mail
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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