Ray’s Café and Tea House $
141 N. 9th St., 215/922-5122,
HOURS: Mon.–Thurs. 9 a.m.–9 p.m.,
Fri. 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
COST: Most entrées less than $10
Ray’s serves the best, and most expensive, coffee in Chinatown, along with a wide selection of teas and a small Thai food menu.
Coffee is made to order from exotic ground beans and brewed with spring water. Some brews are rather pricey ($8.50—ouch), but true coffee connoisseurs will find it worth it.
Coffee and tea drinks are all served in an elegant display with a fruit tart or homemade cookie.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition