Retro Coffee Shop
Why locals love it
The Menagerie is one of the most loved coffee shops in the city without a doubt. They also have a menu for food which changes depending on the season. With a cozy, retro-inspired atmosphere, it's easy to spend a bit of time here, whether it's sitting with your laptop to get some work done or chatting with friends.
Why you should visit it
Sure you'll find plenty of locals in Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, but younger Philadelphians in particular are making in a point to support local businesses as much as possible. Also, you can taste the difference in quality. Menagerie Coffee uses Dogwood Coffee, whose beans you can also buy in shop.
Not only do they have good coffee and food, but they also make an excellent chai latte. I like to add a shot of espresso to mine!