Friday, February 10, 2012

For the Love of Philly: Chapter House

Front Room of Chapterhouse
This is by far my favorite coffee house in Philadelphia.  One of the reasons we moved to Bella Vista was because we would be closer to Chapterhouse.  Ok, maybe that wasn't really the reason, but it was a great perk to moving to this neighborhood.

This gem of a coffee shop is located off of South Street on 9th.  It is practically on the corner of 9th and Bainbridge.  Don't be lured into the Starbucks on the corner of 9th and South when just a short walk down the same block you can go to Chapterhouse.  The building is beautiful and the front of the cafe is floor to ceiling windows which let in a ton of natural light and at night you can't miss this coffee spot, and sometimes I feel like a moth drawn to the flame in the promise of caffeine.

Chapterhouse has a huge selections of beverages from drip coffee, to specialty drinks, to a great selection of teas.  They also make smoothies and Italian sodas.  My favorites are the soy latte with hazelnut, and their hot chocolate.  On top of great coffee they have locally baked treats like cupcakes and croissants.  They also have light lunch fare, wraps and sandwiches are delivered daily from Cafe Ole in Old City.

Not only is this a great hang out with delicious beverages they also are a gallery with the art rotating every two months.  A poetry slam is held every first Saturday in the room downstairs, and the South Philly Knitters meet here during the winter months every Thursday.

620 South 9th St
Philadelphia PA


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