The Monkey & The Elephant in Brewerytown supports and employs people who grew up in the foster system. That in itself might convince you to get your bean water here rather than any of the other coffee shops in Philly, but they also have a quiet loft upstairs that’s always empty and a great back patio.
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Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night that’s perfect for a date.
K’Far is an all-day Israeli cafe from the people who run Zahav, and while it’s better known for breakfast, it also serves an excellent dinner.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
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Elixr Coffee Roasters
Elixr’s huge coffee roastery in Callowhill is a great place to get work done, especially after doing one of their “coffee omakases.”
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