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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
+1 215-592-1897
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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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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178 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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112 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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153 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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216 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was early for a meeting and I stumbled into Old City Coffee to see what they had (I had had there coffee once before on a visit to Philadelphia, but never ate there). While there oatmeal is a little more expensive than a chain coffee place nearby, it is much fresher and bigger. All told, a medium coffee and... More 

Thank dctravel
Simi Valley, California
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Coffee shop located inside the Reading Terminal Market so you can order a coffee and then stop by and get an Italian pastry, breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the other vendor stands and get seating in the middle of the market. Very friendly staff and excellent coffee and cafe late. They also sell roasted beans there.

Thank Ralph S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I had a vanilla latte and my husband had a cappuccino, both were wonderful. We enjoyed walking the market and there was a lot to see. Although many of the shops were closed because it was a Sunday I'm guessing.

Thank Casey J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting Christ Church, my young daughter desperately needed a restroom. We were parked at the Liberty Bell, so had quite a walk ahead of us. I saw the coffee shop, and she was able to use the restroom while I fell in love with the iced coffee. Definitely a quaint, clean place. Wish I could have gone back, but... More 

Thank StephanieLynnB76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
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: +1 215-592-1897

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?