Where to Celebrate National Coffee Day in Philly
Fill your cup this National Coffee Day (Sept. 29) with Philly’s most decadent brews.
The cappuccino from Avenues Café offers a delectable jolt.
Located at the heart of the Mt. Airy neighborhood, this BIPOC- and LGBTQ+-owned shop is all about making community connections, felt in each mug of coffee. The chai pumpkin spice latte is a perfect example of this as it wraps your taste buds in a warm blanket of cozy, fall flavors. 7201 Germantown Ave., avenuescafe.co
Indulge in Bold Coffee Bar’s rich offerings like the Oreo crumble latte.
Bold Coffee Bar
As expected, bold coffees are at the heart of Bold Coffee Bar’s consistently scrumptious recipes. Look to the Oreo crumble latte, featuring crumbled Oreos, fluffy whipped cream and a sweet chocolate drizzle for an indulgent pick-me-up. If you’re in the mood for a nuttier, caramel flavor, try the toffee nut crunch latte, topped off with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. 1623 Ridge Ave., 267.319.8689, boldcoffeebar.com
Try the egg coffee, featuring elegant and layered flavors of tiramisu, or cà phê sữa dá, which is a Phin filter slow-drip espresso mixed with sweetened condensed milk and served over ice—the most traditional drink on the thoughtfully curated menu. 3400 J St., G1, 215.690.1268, capheroasters.com
Elixr Coffee Roasters
Having accrued several national awards for its exceptional baristas, light-brew roasting techniques and more, Elixr Coffee Roasters does not disappoint when it comes to its coffee. Get a filling energy boost with kopi sanger, a creamy union of espresso and condensed milk, or opt for a lighter indulgence from the vegan strawberry milk latte. Multiple locations, elixrcoffee.com
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
The Philadelphia-founded coffee brand is still revolutionizing coffee with new seasonal brews (cherry-flavored Pontaluna Punch, anyone?) and fan favorites like the creamy hazelnut latte. Multiple locations, lacolombe.com
One Shot Coffee & Cafe
If you’re in need of a cup that feels like home, give One Shot Coffee & Cafe’s blueberry pie chai a taste. The rustic, cozy feel of the shop is perfectly complemented by its sweet menu with top drinks reminiscent of homemade desserts. 217 W. George St., 215.627.1620, oneshotcoffeecafe.com
Pop in for something quick and heavenly at the Market at the Fareway in Chestnut Hill for Poppy’s Cafe. Its Perfect 10 is divine with airy steamed milk, sweet honey, cinnamon and delectable freshly brewed espresso—perfect for walking the Hill and shopping amid all of the neighborhood shops. 8221 Germantown Ave., 215.242.4252, marketatthefareway.com/poppys-cafe
Three Graces Coffee Company
Leave your worries at the door of Three Graces in favor of its calm environment and scrumptious brews. Either hot or iced, the Twix latte swirls together both caramel and mocha for a delightfully satisfying drink. Each season also has a new treat for you to try—like the iced strawberry latte, a double shot of espresso and milk over fresh strawberry macerated in sugar. 719 E. Passyunk Ave., threegracescoffee.com
Sip nostalgia with Vibrant Coffee Roasters & Bakery’s cinnamon toast crunch latte.
Vibrant Coffee Roasters & Bakery
Only a few steps away from Rittenhouse Square, this bright and cheery local roastery offers new seasonal blends and lattes. This month, dive right into fall with the decadent cinnamon toast crunch latte, or hold on to summer with the blueberry lavender latte.
Let Persimmon Coffee’s pour-over serve as your afternoon pick-me-up.
Stay cozy this season with the Foolish Tiger from this Korean-and Japanese-inspired shop: Think homemade persimmon and ginger syrup, cinnamon, black walnut bitters, maple syrup, espresso and steamed oat milk. This and its many other ethereal concoctions are served with a dose of empowerment that the coffee roastery and lifestyle brand strives to spread with each pour. To check out these good vibes for yourself, visit them at their new minimalist Fishtown location. 11 W. Girard Ave., persimmoncoffee.com
Photography by: LUCY BABER; COURTESY OF BOLD COFFEE BAR; ROSS NICKERSON; CHAEREEN PAK