The Philadelphia region’s cafe scene is in regular movement, even without the need of a pandemic.
Places to eat close for myriad factors beyond “slow business.” The pandemic has established an further dimension. Even so, eating places keep opening.
At the begin of 2021, the forecast was still bleak. Some dining establishments mitigated the effects as a result of stepped-up takeout and catering. Even so, the business local weather in the first quarter of 2021 is tough, but a gradual thaw is becoming observed.
Below are the eating places that shut through the pandemic. Confirmed lasting closings are marked in bold:
The Baker’s Jar in South Philadelphia.
Umai Umai in Spring Yard (reopen for takeout) Day by Day in Rittenhouse Southwark in Queen Village (closed until April), Gigi in Queen Village, Olly in Queen Village OCF Coffee in Aged Metropolis Ambra in Queen Village Authentic Food Eatery’s spot in Bala Cynwyd Massive Gay Ice Cream in Middle Metropolis.
Memphis Taproom in Kensington (“till spring”) Goose Island in Northern Liberties Honey’s Sit N Eat’s locale on South Avenue (momentary it’s handling shipping at its Northern Liberties location) Francoluigi’s in South Philadelphia (momentary, reopening as Superior Observe Cafe in late 2021) Twisted Tail in Culture Hill (reopening March 19 carrying out a fish pop-up known as What’s the Capture?) Paper Avenue Pub in Manayunk Melograno in Rittenhouse (short-term) Bar in Washington Sq. West (short term) Bar Amis in South Philadelphia (non permanent) City Saloon in Fairmount (short-term) Lai Lai Backyard garden in Blue Bell (closed temporarily by fireplace Dec. 24) Clementine’s Stable Cafe in North Philadelphia (reopens March 25).
Res Ipsa Cafe in Middle City Porta in Centre Town Brickwall Tavern in Center Metropolis Trios in Northern Liberties (now working from 1308 W. Girard Ave. as a “ghost kitchen” for deliveries) Town Tap Home in Logan Sq. and University City (short-term) The Goat in Rittenhouse (short-term) Cicala at the Divine Lorraine (momentary) Monk’s Cafe in Centre Town (short term) Zavino in Heart Town and University City Tredici in Center Town Community Ramen in Queen Village (short term) Libertine in Centre Town (momentary) Spice Finch in Rittenhouse (reopening March 18) Royal Boucherie in Aged Town (non permanent) Gray Lodge Pub in Northeast Philadelphia Yue Kee meals truck at Penn Catahoula in Queen Village (temporary) Bridgewater’s Pub in 30th Road Station Continental Mid-town in Rittenhouse (temporary) Mercer Cafe at the Navy Lawn (temporary) Borough Brewhouse in Jenkintown Butcher’s Smokehouse in Washington Sq. West B2 Sushi in Bala Cynwyd Winkel in Washington Square West (temporary) Gabi in Spring Garden (momentary) Bistrot La Minette (non permanent) La Peg with Haas Biergarten at Penn’s Landing (shut till spring) City Winery at the Fashion District (short term) Lucky 13 in South Philadelphia (temporary) Trattoria Giuseppe in Newtown Sq. Tavern on Camac in Washington Sq. West (short-term) Louie Louie in University City (non permanent) Jones in Washington Square West (short term).
CheU Noodle Bar in Washington Square West June BYOB in South Philadelphia Green Soul in Spring Yard (becoming Warmdaddy’s) Town Tavern in Old City (may possibly return finally beneath new management) Cafe Crema in South Philadelphia all Snap Kitchen places Continental in Aged City (non permanent).
Nourish on South Road (fire it reopened in South Philadelphia) Beijing in College City Charlie Brown’s spots in New Jersey Significant Road on Sector (moved from Outdated Town to Washington Square West) Stream Point out Coffee Bar in Kensington Alma de Cuba in Rittenhouse (short-term).
Midtown III diner in Rittenhouse Bibou in South Philadelphia (coming again as a grocery) Spicy Tummy in Wissahickon Le Bus Cafe in Rittenhouse Warmdaddy’s in South Philadelphia (to be revived at 1410 Mount Vernon St. on April 1) Grand Lux Cafe’s location in Cherry Hill Founding Fathers in Southwest Centre Metropolis (non permanent).
Dmitri’s in Northern Liberties V Road in Rittenhouse Chestnut Diner in Rittenhouse Tiki in Washington Square West Time in Washington Sq. West (temporary) Poi Pet Philly in Heart City Manny Brown’s on South Road the Bards in Rittenhouse Bainbridge Street Barrel Household on the Bella Vista/Queen Village border Gaslight in Previous Metropolis Toll Person Joe’s in South Philadelphia LALO at the Bourse in Old City Saxbys spot at 20th and Walnut Streets Pizza Fresca in Washington Sq. West (shifting) Naf Naf Grill’s location in Mount Laurel Zoe’s Kitchen’s destinations in Cherry Hill, Newtown Sq., Wayne, and Blue Bell Inchin’s Bamboo Backyard in Rittenhouse Szechuan East in Northeast Philadelphia.
R2L at Two Liberty Spot in Heart Town Mama’s Vegetarian in Centre City Applebee’s at 15th and Chancellor Ristorante San Marco in Spring Home (Ambler) Mad Rex in Fishtown.
Bourbon Blue in Manayunk Paesano’s in Fishtown Mad River in Manayunk Sate Kampar in South Philadelphia Farmicia in Aged Metropolis Vitarelli’s in Cherry Hill Besito in Ardmore Noboru in North Wales.
Zinburger in Cherry Hill Most important & Vine in Villanova (now LaScala’s Fire).
The Palm in Middle City Samosa Vegetarian in Centre Metropolis (short term).
La Veranda on Penn’s Landing Cafe Lift’s Narberth place (now Royal Cafe Narberth) Sandler’s on 9th in Washington Sq. West South Philly Bar & Grill in South Philadelphia Koukouzeli in South Philadelphia (now Casa Mexico) Helm Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Yang Ming in Bryn Mawr (now Jin Ding) Tasty Put in Chinatown Ruby’s Diner in Ardmore.