PHILADELPHIA, PA - Philly's Graduate Hospital Neighborhood is full of great breakfast and coffee spots to grab a quick bite and java before work. From a fifth-generation bagel maker at Fitzwater Street Philly Bagels to a French-inspired cafe for its substantial soup-and-sandwich combo at Café Lutecia.

Where to Find the Best Philadelphia Coffee Shops and Markets

Fitzwater Street Philly Bagels

Aaron Wagner recently added a Graduate Hospital location to his family’s doughy empire. Bagels are sold individually, by the dozen, specialty sandwiches, and hot and cold-brew coffee. Located at 2001 Fitzwater Street, (267) 534-5995

Green Aisle Grocery 

People shop for the essentials (bread and milk) or look for something a little more John & Kira’s Chocolates, luxurious Dizengoff hummus, Stumptown Coffee, and home-make preserves, find what they crave at this boutique grocery. Located at 2241 Grays Ferry Avenue, (267) 687-2398

Ants Pants Cafe

An Australian-inspired cafe serving up brunch and lunch options daily, offering up a collection of Aussie drinks and sweet potato fries. Guests covet the back patio on those lovely 70-degree days. Located at 2212 South Street, (215) 875-8002

Café Lutecia

Locals and visitors choose this quaint, French-inspired cafe for its substantial soup-and-sandwich comboFitzwater Street Philly Bagels, pleasant staff, large cups of coffee, and coveted sidewalk tables. Located at 2301 Lombard Street, (215) 790-9557

La Va Café

Serving up a full menu of Israeli-style treats along with some great pastries and coffees. Regulars rely on the La Colombe coffee and the burekas. 2100 South Street, (215) 545-1508

Little Spoon Café

Little Spoon offers breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks to its patrons and a loyal brunch crowd. Breakfast burritos and an extensive coffee list making this the perfect one-stop spot to stop. In-the-know neighbors ask for a relaxing patio seat. Located at 1500 South Street, (267) 587-6559.


Ultimo specializes in house-roasted blends and espresso drinks prepared in the highest quality machines with milk from nearby Lancaster County. Located at 2149 Catharine Street, (215) 545-3565.

Nam Son Bakery

Coffee lovers of Vietnamese cuisine come to this take-out spot for what loyal customers claim to be the best banh mi sandwiches in town—perfect for a modern urban picnic. Their secret: house-made bread. Located at 1600 Carpenter Street, (215) 545-3888.

Rival Bros. Coffee Bar

With drip coffee, this cafe brews quality coffee with beans at its Frankford roastery. To soak up all that quality caffeine, visitors opt for fresh pastries and loaves of bread from local bakeries such as High Street on Market. Located at 2400 Lombard Street.

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