Chapterhouse Cafe & Gallery
Today 7AM–10PM
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620 S 9th St Philadelphia, PA 19147
620 South 9th StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19147
$$Cafe, RestaurantToday 7AM–10PM
Sunday 7AM–10PMMonday 7AM–10PMTuesday 7AM–10PMWednesday 7AM–10PMThursday 7AM–10PMFriday 7AM–10PMSaturday 7AM–10PM
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This coffeehouse serves organic beverages & treats in a spare space lined with local artwork.- Google
"Amazing Thai style coffee & hot chocolate."
"Cappuccino just like Starbucks, gloomy spot and not clean."
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Geraldine Gossard-Fusco
in the last week
I love this place. What a gem, nice, quiet yet busy with smart and funky people who want to enjoy good coffee and an amazing tea selection.
Travis Vu
a month ago
every once in a while when i want to escape from the world, i find myself here with a few good books and get lost in the moment. the lady with the red hair might say something so i buy a black coffee without cream/sugar and refills are only 50 cents.
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3 weeks ago
I go out of my way to visit Chapterhouse. Easily my favorite place to caffeinate in Philadelphia.
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Matthew Coffman
a year ago
After much undeserved recognition, this Cafe prooved to be anything but glorious. The small space, which encapsulated a dismal seating area, broken floors, a dirty bathroom, and a collection of less than attractive artwork, was staunch and unwelcoming. The ill mannered, incompetent employee at the counter did not offer any form of acknowledgment to any customer that entered the cafe. He and his coworker were more interested in their own conversations than talking with the customers. The only menu in the establishment was a sheet of laminated paper placed on the counter at the register, inaccessible to anyone other than the person at the register. They have a ten dollar minimum for credit card purchases, so unless you are carrying enough cash, you have to spend more than ten dollars. When ordering, the employee could not answer a simple question about the menu, complaining that it was too broad of a question for us to ask. Being the only customer in line, I was aghast to hear two drinks would take longer than five minutes to make. To top off my visit, after I had requested soy milk in my latte due to my lactose intolerance, the now bitter employee chose to give me regular milk without my knowledge. The only hint of friendliness I experienced was as I was on my out of the cafe with the drink I believed to me made with soy. Ultimately, this cafe is not worth the visit.
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Dwayne Panzeter
6 months ago
This is my favorite independent café downtown. The coffee is rich and nutty, lacking the acidic, fruity tones that sadly seem popular with the hipper coffee shops nowadays. The baristas are not the most outgoing, but seem to warm up when engaged - although I keep my eyes open for the infamous redhead. Finally, I love the space, which is subtle but still visually appealing, with extensive tables & comfy chairs. I assume the people who describe it as "cramped" prefer open spaces. Myself, I love the almost warren-like layout: there's always a spot, yet it still feels private, intimate, almost.
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Alexis Wolfer
4 months ago
Amazing Thai style coffee & hot chocolate. I came here from a recommendation & im so glad I did! It's also open pretty late for a cafe. Perfect for late night studying or reading. I love this neighborhood, too.
Casey Newman
4 months ago
The Thai coffee is unbelievable. Friendly staff and great atmosphere!
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Sheena Howard
a year ago
This place was my favorite cafe in Philadelphia for 3 years, until today - June 6th, 2014. The barista, her name is Michelle, she has red-curly hair and I believe that she is referenced in other comments in a not so positive light. Anyway, today I was inspecting various shops, books stores, etc in Philadelphia to find a spot for my next book signing (I am an author). I popped into Chapter House for about 35 minutes to send an email, considered the possibility of doing a book signing here and waiting for my girlfriend. Upon leaving the cafe, the cashier, Michelle, yells from the counter and across the room, "You didn't buy anything… this isn't a study hall where you just come and don't buy anything". I was appalled and turned around, as I couldn't believe I was being badgered from across the cafe by a barista. I explained to the barista that I always buy something when I come to this cafe and that I just didn't today, as I was in a hurry. She continued to badger me in an attempt to humiliate me in front of the entire cafe. She said "everyone else in here has bought something". This is even more alarming as I beg to know how/why she focused her attention on ME. Her presumptions of me, as a kid "at a study hall" may have been most appalling as I am a doctor, far from a child using the cafe as a "study hall". Shouldn't matter if I were. I called once I left to ask her for her managers name and she refused to give me the managers name! Unbelievable. I will be sending a letter in the mail, as well as trying to get in contact with the owner/ manager again today or tomorrow. This is not the way to treat a patron, it was unprofessional and disgusting to say the least. To boot, my colleague was at the cafe witnessing this entire incident. To think of all the money I have spent here over the years, to be treated in such a fashion.
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