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Great coffee in central Philadelphia

elgordo Mar 3, 2007 05:59 AM

Looking for recommendations on good place (ambience, people watching, musicetc) to sit in and enjoy really great coffee in Central Philadelphia - our hotel is in the old city area.

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    Bigley9 RE: elgordo Mar 5, 2007 10:23 AM

    Check out Old City Coffee on Church Street between 2nd and 3rd (Church street is just above (north) Market St and runs parrallell to it) or Java on 4th just above (again north of) South St. Otherwise head over to Rittenhouse Square area...La Colombe and Snackbar

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      pronek RE: elgordo Mar 6, 2007 05:43 AM

      Also check out Doubleshots, on Chestnut Street between 2nd and 3rd. Decent coffee, very comfortable space. I want to like Old City Coffee more than I do (ambience, not coffee), but they also have a branch in the Reading Terminal Market, which you should probably check out anyway...

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        saturninus RE: pronek Mar 6, 2007 08:46 AM

        I wish that Doubleshots was a little cleaner. I often see dirty old milk steamers being refilled again and again with milk (not being cleaned). I wish the place was kept up a little better.

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