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Cafe Lift

428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3616
+1 215-922-3031
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“french toast” (22 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3616
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today while on vacation and following recommendation from friend and we were not disappointed. We were looked after exceptionally well by our waitress Anna and surprised that she had been on vacation to Co.Down. We shared a chicken sandwich but the highlight had to...More

Thank thedixons24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Lift has a deliciously diverse brunch menu! I recently had the nutty monkey crepe, with a side of fennel sausages (picture attached). It was so good! The restaurant has lots of tables, but they're clustered together, so the noise level can get quite high....More

Thank Summer J
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We had brunch here in a Sunday and it was amazing! It was the first time at the cafe and we were not disappointed. Plan to wait for a table if you don't have a reservation. We waited an hour but it was worth it....More

Thank chewyemmy
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I went to Cafe Lift with a friend after church. There was a long wait as it was very packed, but the wait was worth it. We gave them our number and they texted us when our table was ready which was very convenient. I...More

1  Thank Allison B
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

My friend recently came here for brunch and posted pics. When I saw them I knew I had to come! I came on a Saturday around 11am and was seated after a 30 min wait. We brought a bottle of champagne and ordered a small...More

1  Thank Christina H
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

**CASH ONLY** there is an atm inside if you forget. My friend and I stopped here for breakfast before we started our city adventure. We are both breakfast lovers and were not disappointed! I got the Pumpkin Pie French Toast and it was heavenly. Pumpkin...More

1  Thank lenanash31
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

That’s all you need to know. We sought out the best huevos rancheros in the area and we were not disappointed. Very cool building, decorated well. Very polite, friendly and attentive waitress. I got the huevos rancheros and my husband got a breakfast burrito and...More

1  Thank loveslewes
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Cafe Lift is a small, hole-in-the-wall cafe with cool industrial decor. We went for breakfast on Sunday morning. Split a Hello Donut. I had the breakfast burrito. It was a huge, filling burrito that tasted great. Will be sure to return. Make sure to look...More

Thank striker1064
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. It was definitely sketchy neighborhood and its a good thing that this restaurant is not open at night. We ordered the nutella crepe and pumpkin cannoli french toast; both were wonderful. Our server was excellent and although there was a...More

Thank PamelaTR
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast place! This is a cash only place, but it's delicious. The coffee is great, but beware they use small cups so you will need refills! There's a lot of healthy options including avocado toast. The servings are large too. The inside has an...More

1  Thank Carley R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3616
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-3031
  • E-mail
IN 2003, MICHAEL AND JENIPHUR PASQUARELLO OPENED CAFÉ LIFT, HOUSED IN A HISTORIC, REFURBISHED FACTORY ALONG 13TH STREET IN PHILADELPHIA’S CALLOWHILL NEIGHBORHOOD. Many years later, they are still serving brunch to the crowds, seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu evolves seasonally and all ingredients are sourced from responsible growers, and hyper-locally whenever possible. Café Lift proudly serves quality coffee drinks, expertly prepared with beans by local roasters Rival Bros. The open, post-industrial space also hosts private events during the evening when the chefs of 13th Street Kitchens, its parent restaurant group, collaborate on special menus spanning various cuisines.
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