Hot cups, co-working and cool spaces

Photo courtesy of Arterial Agents

Photo courtesy of Arterial Agents

New Brews

by Emily Kovach

Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to read and sip tea, sit down for a meeting or enjoy a sweet treat, each of these purveyors provides a fresh take on the traditional coffee shop experience. 

River Wards Cafe

Port Richmond gets more cool points with the addition of this airy, modern café. Treats are on point here: Coffee from ReAnimator pairs perfectly with Weckerly’s ice cream sandwiches, milkshake lattes made with scoops from Bassett’s, and once-weekly deliveries from Ocean View, New Jersey’s beloved Frog Hollow Donuts.

Location: 3118 Richmond St.

Arterial Agents

This multipurpose shop offers a lovely selection of independent, somewhat obscure magazines, local snacks and brews from Ceremony Coffee served from a super snazzy wallpapered bar. While this creative concept would be right at home in an uber hip neighborhood, you’ll find them in Jewelers’ Row. 

Location: 700 Sansom St.

Rally Coffee

While many cafés double as unofficial co-working spaces, Rally takes the notion to new heights. At this Bella Vista spot, tables are reservable for must-have meetings, and the full space can be rented out for larger events. Expertly roasted coffee from Lancaster-based Passenger Coffee keeps the creative juices flowing.

Location: 701 S. 7th St.