221 Church St., 215/592-1897
HOURS: Mon.–Wed. 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m.,
Thurs.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m.,
Sat. 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
COST: Most entrées less than $10
Since 1984, Old City Coffee has been roasting and brewing what many locals consider Philadelphia’s  best java. Sit inside the warm and cozy shop or snag a seat outside for great people-watching.
A small but tasty selection of bagels, scones, muffins, and cookies is served along with a few breakfast and lunch options such as salads, soups, and breakfast sandwiches. Free WiFi is available, so get comfortable and stay awhile.
Old City Coffee also has a booth in Reading Terminal Market , offering take-away and very limited seating.