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Cafe Ole

147 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-2140
Five Stars
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Cafe Ole is the best place to grab breakfast and coffee in the Old City neighborhood of Philly. Anyone vacationing in the area will definitely want to start their morning off at this wonderful local gem. Featuring amazing house coffee and a diverse lineup of filling breakfast fare, Cafe Ole definitely wins the award for best breakfast menu in Philly.

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Food

Cafe Ole is most well-known for their Shakshuka. This is a traditional Middle Eastern dish consisting of poached eggs in a spiced stewed tomato based sauce. It's available vegetarian, vegan, and with chicken. The Veggie Shakshuka with hummus is the highlight of the menu. Once you taste this amazing dish, you will never want to order anything else for breakfast! As this unique dish is not commonly found, you really need to try it while you are in the vicinity.

Other great choices include bagel sandwiches, crepes, croissant french toast, and breakfast wraps. Also available is a daily lineup of fresh pastry treats. The house coffee here is amazing (and it's bottomless!) so you can relax a bit and enjoy a refill on the house.

Service

Service is always friendly here. The food never takes too long. As a minor inconvenience, it's a bit hard to try to read the chalkboard menu, especially on busy days when there is a big line. I recommend scanning the menu online prior to your visit.

Atmosphere

This cafe is located in Philly's most historic neighborhood so it definitely has that old world charm factor going for it. There is a small area to dine inside as well as a lovely patio waiting as soon as the warmer months roll around.

Final Remarks

Treat yourself to the Shakshuka and a cup of the best coffee in Old City at Cafe Ole. A favorite of both locals and tourists, Cafe Ole continues to be the perfect place for regulars and visitors to enjoy good food and drinks in a relaxed local setting.

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