Philadelphia recommendations?

Talk about your favorite cafes, local barista events, or plan your own get-together.
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endlesscycles
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Postby endlesscycles » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:09 pm

I'll be in Philly for the holidays and am interested in local specialty coffee... not all that interested in Counter Culture / Stumptown shops. Recommendations?
-Marshall Hance
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Postby Aaron » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:41 pm

Shot Tower and Chestnut Hill.
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Postby CSME9 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:38 pm

"La colombe" downtown, 3 shops down from the Ritz Carlton next to city hall.

WS

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Postby sweaner » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:13 pm

I will second Shot Tower.
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Postby Derekb » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:15 pm

Elixr is #1!!! 207 South Sydenham. It is between 15th and 16th between Locust and Walnut.
They serve PT's Southpaw and usually have one guest. I just helped them hook up their new Synesso Hydra about two weeks ago; it is working quite nicely.
All the baristas are excellent and knowledgable. Beautiful rosettas and short delicious espressos.
And if you have your mtb, check out the trails in the Wissahickon.

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Postby Italyhound » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:29 pm

CSME9 wrote:"La colombe" downtown, 3 shops down from the Ritz Carlton next to city hall.

WS


A shade of its former self. Pass.

Elixr, bodhi - good.
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Postby endlesscycles » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:56 pm

I'm going to definitely check out La Colombe only because of the wretched nonsense that is sputtered by Todd Carmichael. I probably owe him about $5.37 in sales for the comedy.

Are there any other local roasters apart from Colombe and Chestnut Hill?
-Marshall Hance
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Postby cannonfodder » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:39 pm

Chestnut Hill is where I go. Nice area as well especially this time of the year. They decorate the town nice, and there is a very good sushi shop just across the street, Osaka. They also have a real bakery, specialty shops, etc... nice place to walk around.
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Postby Italyhound » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:40 pm

Next time you plan to go, Dave, email me. A trip to CHC and Baker Street is always a good idea.

Btw , this afternoon my wife reported she had a good shot at la colombe. She was in a jam and had no choice but was very surprised. Maybe things have changed there, so please report back Marshall. My last two experiences there were a lesson in how not to make drinks so I finally gave up going there.
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Postby godlyone » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:32 pm

Here are my favorite coffee shops in Philadelphia:

1. chestnut hill coffee (roasts their own): http://www.chestnuthillcoffee.com
8620 german town ave philadelphia, pa
you can tell them you know me :)
2. in center city with a lever espresso machine and a very nice view:
http://nakedphilly.com/rittenhouse/la-c...rth-plaza/
3. ultimo coffee: http://ultimocoffee.wordpress.com/ [this is the one that has free coffee tasting Fridays at 5pm]
4. shot tower coffee (they have a la marzocco strada machine)
http://shottowercoffee.com/