The 7 Places to Get the Best Coffee in Philadelphia

Best Philadelphia Coffee

Best Coffee in Philadelphia

The Best Coffee in Philadelphia often does not measure up reputation wise with the likes of New York, Portland, and San Francisco. Some of the best coffee in Philadelphia gets overlooked as a coffee destination for being in the shadow of the east coast monsters. The scene, innovation, and pure coffee talent can be on par with anyone in the industry. Furthermore, here are some of the best coffee roasters coming out of Philadelphia.

Square One

Square One Coffee

This family owned coffee roaster has stayed on trend and absolutely brought top shelf coffee to Lancaster and Philadelphia. Boasting an on staff Q Grader and Barista Guild superstars. The multiple Good Food Awards finalist is the sleeping giant of the Philadelphia coffee scene.

Square One Coffee is also a roaster in the BeanGenius Marketplace, so you can get Square One delivered fresh to your door.

ReAnimator Coffee

ReAnimator Coffee

Posting multiple locations with roasting facilities and training centers, ReAnimator continues to venture into neighborhoods to take on any and all callers. Furthermore, with wholesale accounts scattered around the area and very clean shop layouts, ReAnimator continues to amaze and over deliver making them a destination for any coffee lover.

One Village Coffee

One Village Coffee

Touting a new beautifully designed compostable coffee bag, this direct trade-centric roaster’s mission is to complete the circle and bring the story of the farmer to the consumer. This Certified B Corp roaster hustles in the streets to bring their passion in any interaction possible from wholesale accounts to retail interactions. Furthermore, a highly underrated force in the coffee scene with the focus on growing the specialty coffee community.

La Colombe

La Colombe Coffee

With eyes on dominating the ready to drink coffee market, LA Colombe continues its domination of east coast coffee with 8 retail locations and the west coast clearly in sight. As a result, the anchor of Philadelphia coffee continues to evolve and roast incredible coffee. Feeding their wholesale and retail reach all over the country. Every step is thought out when hosted in one of their cafes, with development in many different sectors of the coffee industry. Therefore, their bottle beverage program will soon be one of the leaders with draft lattes and bottled cold brew.

Elixr Coffee Roasters

Elixr Coffee

Cafe firmly planted in downtown Philadelphia tucked in an alleyway with only the lucky few to know. Elixr Coffee founded in 2010 is the secret best kept by nobody. As a result, filling the walls with work from unbelievable local artists and a popular meeting spot. They are slowly becoming the not so best secret in the coffee community.

Philly Fair Trade

Philly Fair Trade Coffee

The grocery store giant started roasting in 2002 has been progressing with incredible Fair Trade coffees from their inception. Keeping on trend and continually sourcing amazing coffees at retail stores as well as farmer’s markets. Coming strong with a recently updated website, online store, and hosting a shop on the BeanGenius Marketplace, the ethically sourced passionate roasting company continues to provide their community with delicious coffee.

Rival Bros. Coffee

Rival Bros. Coffee

Born from four wheels and a need for speed, this truck to foundation coffee company brings muted sophistication and sensibility to the often glamorized cafe scene. Rival Bros found its footing in Peddler’s Square and built out a community base of all walks of life. In conclusion, the subtle throwbacks and nods to different characters shine through in this humble local shop.

If you liked this list, check out our other guides on where to find the best coffee in Atlanta and Austin!

Did we miss a coffee shop in the city of brotherly love? Let us know who in the comments below!



1 Comment

  1. Congratulations to the remarkable team at One Village! Love their Villager Expresso soon featured in Souderton at the Broad Street Grind

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