Coffee is one of the most popular things to hatch from a bean, aside from fairytale beanstalks and Grover Cleveland. Enjoy brewed-bean bliss with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of café fare at any one of Mugshots CoffeeHouse & Café's three Philadelphia locations.
Mugshots CoffeeHouse & Café, which was recently featured on NBC Philadelphia, fills mouths with delicious dishes and handmade coffee cocktails. Swing by and peep at the eye-watering menu, stocked full of edibles and drinkables built from organic and locally sourced ingredients. Enliven a morning commute with a tasty peanut-butter-and-jelly shake with soy milk ($4.95), or wrap a palm around a warm cup of fair-trade coffee (12 oz. for $1.70), the ideal companion for any recreational rocket rides. Gracious guests can also pair a cup of gluten-free chili ($4.50) with a hunger-halting sandwich ($6.25–$8.50), such as a tuna melt on multigrain, curried-chicken salad in a whole-wheat wrap, or a vegan reuben made from smoked tempeh strips and organic sauerkraut on multigrain toast. Throughout the day, sweets cravers delight in Mugshots' selection of fresh baked goods, including sweet muffins, scones, and breakfast empanadas.
The Mugshots staff takes care of its patrons and the ground they walk on by adhering to an environmentally responsible philosophy. Additionally, each planet-protecting location entertains incoming guests by slathering its calendar with cultural happenings including open-mic nights, gallery displays, and live renditions of '90s action flicks.
Taking to heart the idea that three is a magic number, the owners of Mugshots CoffeeHouse dedicate themselves to a triple bottom-line business model that supports people, profit, and the planet. Organic direct trade beans constitute the whole of the steamy coffee and espresso drinks served by the baristas, and locally raised, earth-friendly foodstuffs comprise each hot sandwich found on the menu. Much of the money generated by the brisk bean trade goes toward charities of both local and international origin. When not welcoming community organizations for meetings or fundraisers, the venue shows off its artsy side with film nights, open mics, and staged readings of VCR instructions.