From Our Editors
On a quiet corner in South Philly, Benna's Café is a neighborhood coffee shop with a sense of humor. Cutout photos of celebrities label the tempting treats for sale at the counter; Christian Bale's half-smile summons patrons to buy cookies and cupcakes, and Nadya "Octomom" Suleman's face appropriately identifies the bananas. While the coffee here is the main attraction, a variety of sweet and savory food options, many delivered daily from local suppliers, complement the brews nicely. Hearty sandwiches, which are available on bagels, rolls or gluten-free bread, include options like mozzarella, tomato and basil; whitefish salad, cream cheese and tomato; and gorgonzola, spiced walnuts, apples and honey. Those patrons lucky enough to snag a seat at the counter or at one of the four small, distressed wood tables can take advantage of free WiFi access, and outdoor seating is available when weather permits.