Coffee & Treats in Kensington

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The Stock family has been making the same pound cake with the same recipe in the same bakery for more than 90 years. They bake so many of the delicately iced loaves—around 3,000 a week—that they eventually built a massive custom oven for the purpose. Along with classic pound cake, the bakery case brims with marble cake, butter cake, and a variety of pies.

2614 E Lehigh Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Hinge Cafe. Hinge Cafe is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Hinge Cafe with its kid-approved food and ambience. Wifi is on the house at Hinge Cafe, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Find ample room to enjoy yourself at Hinge Cafe — this spot caters to large groups. On warmer days, take advantage of Hinge Cafe's outdoor seating.

Dress is typically casual at Hinge Cafe, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Hinge Cafe also offers catering. Or, take your grub to-go.

Guests take to street parking at Hinge Cafe's E Somerset St spot.

The average check at Hinge Cafe will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Reviewers heap high praise on the coffee shop's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.

2652 E Somerset St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Head to Ska in North Philadelphia East for a steaming cup of joe. The patio seating at Ska is perfect for those warm summer days. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Ska — the coffee shop has an awesome layout for large parties and groups. Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Ska's free wifi.

Ska is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).

Street parking is provided for those dining at the coffee shop's Kensington Avenue location.

You won't need to save up for a trip to Ska — most meals cost less than $15.

2416 Kensington Avenue
Philadelphia,
PA
US

A warm and welcoming place for you and your neighbor. A place where all walks of life can enjoy a cup of love:) We love supporting community movement & education of those locally and globally. Come listen to some sweet afro-beat tunes and enjoy some cold and tasty drinks

2033 East York Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

At Mercer Cafe, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold. Dieters beware — Mercer Cafe does not offer low-fat cuisine. With its kid-friendly vibe, Mercer Cafe is a great spot for families to chow down. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Mercer Cafe complimentary wifi. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Mercer Cafe.

No need to gussy up for a trip to Mercer Cafe, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Mercer Cafe cater for you. Or, take your food to-go.

Street parking is readily available near Mercer Cafe's E Westmoreland St location.

Keeping an eye on your budget? Mercer Cafe is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15. The coffee shop serves lunch and dinner, but it's the brunch menu that draws the most rave reviews from patrons.

2621 E Westmoreland St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Take a dessert detour to Rita's Water Ice, and boost your mood with a simple scoop of ice cream. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Rita's Water Ice, though, so plan to indulge a bit. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Rita's Water Ice is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.

Through their catering service, Rita's Water Ice can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.

Parking is available at an adjacent lot.

Prices at Rita's Water Ice are a bargain (usually less than $15 for a meal), so you'll have plenty of cash left over to treat a friend (or two). Rita's Water Ice serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.

2499 Aramingo Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US