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Old City Coffee

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City Center East
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221 Church St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4514
+1 215-629-9292
06:30 - 19:00
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Sun 07:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Lithia, Florida
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149 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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
Stafford, Virginia
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 be adequately brewed. Would never go back.

Thank Helena L
Washington, DC
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182 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
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 looking for. I loved this cafe.

Thank viajero5
Homer, Alaska
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The first latte I got was miraculously good. The coffee flavor was rich and complex and perfectly roasted, the milk was equally well prepared. I've never found good coffee on the East Coast, so the first time I thought it was just a fluke. I went back the next 3 days, and it was equally good each time. On the... More 

Thank Catriona R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Old City Coffee, there are many coffee houses, many types of coffee; but, there is only "one" Old City Coffee and I guess that's one of the reasons I like them so much. Their coffee is ground to order, comes from many parts of the world and is truly delectable.

Thank linda h
Reading, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Grabbed a coffee (wife got the Pumpkin Spice Latte) on a walk around the market. Always enjoy supporting small businesses and this was a good choice. Coffee was as expectedly good (same for my wife) which is what you want from an independent roaster.

Thank clmusser
Fairfax, Virginia
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170 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Located in an alley between N 2nd St and N 3rd St, Old City Coffee was just what I was looking for on my coffee break from being a tourist :) Homey and quaint, this coffee shop offers seating inside for those who'd rather read a book or work on their laptop while sipping on something yummy. They have plenty... More 

Thank Iulia G

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, 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
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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