Elixr Coffee Roasters

Elixr Coffee Roasters

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
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  • Robert A.
    Robert AmezquitaJune 20, 2015
    Kyoto drip and chai latte or both must-haves here. Pair these with the hipster vibe and dedication to a perfect brew by the staff, and careful pours of Chemex coffee, and you've got a real treat.
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably my favorite coffee shop in Philly. They have great beans, great interior design, and it's a great place to relax or get work done. It's like an oasis in the middle of Center City.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GammieSeptember 15, 2013
    A must visit! Perfect ambience for hanging out with lots of comfortable seating. Sip and learn amazing pour overs from Intelligentsia and George Howell. (And features a cool bathroom, to boot.)
  • Amy J.
    Amy JacobsAugust 21, 2016
    Espresso is fresh, bright, acidic/fruity. Couches have a hundred power outlets along the bottom - great for charging your phone.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PuglieseFebruary 4
    Been here 25+ times
    Their Lunar Lander espresso is AWESOME. Their house blend coffee is perfect for when you're craving a really good cup of coffee. It gets crowded during the day, but grab a seat and chill if you can.
  • Mina L.
    Mina LeeAugust 26, 2014
    BEST. Favorite coffee shop hands down. Everyone here is super nice and patient. Every food and drink offering is perfection. Free wifi too! Also, the rotating murals are the coolest to come check out!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CastonguayAugust 10, 2014
    Great pour over coffee that is sourced and roasted by Elixr themselves. The Ethiopian blend was delicious with a caramel and fruity taste. The atmosphere is warm and the people are friendly!
  • Maria F.
    Maria FOctober 12, 2016
    I enjoyed my chai latte, but it was hard to find a seat at 11 am on a Wednesday and NONE of the wifi networks worked for me. The many lurkers were all happy to take my spot on the couch.
  • Dominique C.
    Dominique ComerAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my favorite cafe in Philly. Since moving to their new location, there's more seating! A small but solid selection of tea and sandwiches keeps me happy and the people are friendly.
  • Cameron H.
    Cameron HendrixAugust 21, 2015
    The tables outside go great with Instagram and a pour-over
  • Ken S.
    Ken SJuly 3, 2015
    A great variety of coffee optima between pour over and espresso drinks. The coffee is roasted not too far away. This is a great spot for coffee and socializing with a friend.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PerryAugust 8, 2014
    I won't lie, I'm a DD coffee with cream and sugar man. The way these baristas prepare the coffee here is such a process and the end result is one of the most satisfying black coffees you'll ever have.
  • Shahrzad S.
    Gotta love this place. One of the first cafés I discovered in Philly. Amazing coffee, good vibe+music. Lovely staff. I work here often. Love its laid back atmosphere and cool wall murals.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 12, 2013
    The menu -- like the space -- is larger, with Intelligentsia beans joining their existing PT & Southpaw espresso blends Read more
  • Peter W.
    Peter WuApril 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    My favorite coffee shop in Philly, hands down! Love the giant tables, great music, , interior design, and free wifi. They also accept Pay with Square! PS: The new location looks sick!
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesJune 19, 2014
    Tucked away on a side street off Walnut, no almond milk but you really don't want to mess with the flavor of this roast, two thumbs up!
  • Kass
    KassAugust 18, 2014
    Such a cool coffee shop. Great baristas, excellent coffee and cappuccinos, decent desserts, and a super cool bathroom to boot. Wifi and seating are come and go.
  • Rohini J.
    Rohini JalanAugust 1, 2014
    They used to use Intelligentsia. Now they roast their own which is still pretty great. Must do if you're in Philly.
  • annie h.
    annie heckenbergerApril 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A SF feel in Philly. Great place to work and enjoy one of life's true pleasures, a finely brewed coffee.
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WalkerJanuary 26, 2015
    Cool place to hang, really friendly and talented baristas, and they definitely know what they're doing! Elixr hit the spot for my cappuccino needs!
  • Marissa L.
    Marissa LuciferoFebruary 21, 2013
    Best latte and scrumptiously fresh sandwiches ! Good people!
  • Omri K.
    Omri KlMay 28, 2016
    A gem in the middle of the city. Had a great pour-over, PB&J was pretty good!
  • Sam .
    Sam March 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    They have so many outlets and cool wallpaper! The coffee and pastry selection is nice, too.
  • John B.
    John BoothJuly 10, 2016
    Excellent cafe, loads of seating and a relaxed friendly vibe. Coffee is great with a good selection of pour overs and espresso drinks.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you see a bunch of exposed brick, plaster, pipes, or even wire, it's intentional. The interior is made mostly of reclaimed materials. The bar counter is from a bathroom from Penn ;)
  • Sandy S.
    Sandy SmithOctober 6, 2015
    Priciest cup of coffee in Center City, but the hand pours are totally worth it: they bring out the subtle flavors of the varietals.
  • Cali W.
    Cali WilderMay 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Real coffee. As good as it gets and most people don't frequent it so it's a nice crowd
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 23, 2011
    A 2011 New York Times article calls this Rittenhouse Square coffee shop (with their Kansas-based small batch roasted PT’s Coffee Roasting Company beans) “Southpaw Espresso at its finest.”
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanNovember 3, 2015
    This coffee shop is kinda hidden in an ally. Awesome cold brew, and sweet vibes inside.
  • Raj S.
    Raj SarmaFebruary 14
    Been here 5+ times
    Really good coffee, although the pour overs are quite pricey. Selection of pastries is good. I recommend getting regular drip coffee.
  • Anneliese K.
    Anneliese KingFebruary 12, 2015
    Staff is awesome, great coffee and pastries. Monster cookie is huge and awesome, who'da known gluten free could be so goood
  • Jenni R.
    Jenni RussellMay 23
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee is amazing and they have a fantastic selection of vegan pastries (the cinnamon roll is my favorite).
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WAugust 25, 2016
    Fantastic iced lattes. Tied with La Colombe for the best in Center City.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The new location is beautiful and at least twice the size of the old one. Still the same great coffee and service ;)
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissNovember 18, 2016
    Tasty pour over coffees and great vibe for hanging or working
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda ParkerJuly 31, 2015
    Trendy spot off of Walnut with really good coffee, nice decor, and plenty of seating. Great place to study/do work!
  • Christina
    ChristinaJuly 13
    Thoroughly enjoyed my vanilla latte. You can add as much of it as you want!
  • Irene S.
    Irene SanchezAugust 30, 2012
    Good coffee, cosy, free wifi, lots of outlets, also I relies my friend is right. Alot of beautiful woman swing by.
  • Diana H.
    Diana HamiltonOctober 7, 2016
    This place is gorgeous, and they make a delicious americano. The latte art on my friend's cappuccino was beautiful!
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DiazAugust 24, 2014
    Espresso is amazing. Cold brew and drip also terrific. Lovely atmosphere. Great almond milk latte.
  • David S.
    David SolisMay 14, 2016
    Barista was very welcoming, great music and the place is well designed.
  • Tristan R.
    Tristan RhodesideAugust 31, 2016
    Excellent coffee and espresso in a trendy but open Ave unpretentious setting. Plenty of space for working
  • Andrickson C.
    Good place to enjoy coffee with your friend. The app that recommends me this place is amazing and free. Here is the link guys. https://share.serviceempire.com
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hot or cold, the coffee is fantastic. The parfaits are equally excellent. Try one with an iced latte!
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HSeptember 7, 2015
    Good espresso. Nice intimate cozy environment and good outdoor seating in a relatively isolated, quiet alley
  • Mike E.
    Mike EyreJuly 9, 2013
    These guys do black coffee right. Hand poured Chemex at the right ratios per the scale... Very well done.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PuglieseAugust 7, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee in Philly. Don't miss their cold brew or their lemongrass iced tea.
  • Rory D.
    Rory DoehringJuly 12, 2015
    Their espresso has a great rich flavor. The lemon poppyseed donut pairs well with a latte.
  • Sara M.
    Sara McDougallMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    This is only my second time here and I can say this has become my favorite place for coffee in Center City. Dale Cooper would be proud.
  • Cassie P.
    Cassie PAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty darn fresh coffee. This place is definitely a hipster spot but it's great to do work. Random: door to the bathroom is pretty cool
  • Holly D.
    Holly DengFebruary 5
    croissant is unbelievable - rustic decor + many choices for pour overs
  • George A.
    George AdamidisApril 3, 2016
    Very nice atmosphere. Industrial design and nice people! The coffee is also good
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If the cucumber water is the water flavor of the day, be sure to grab a glass and try some! It's fantastic.
  • Susan
    SusanMay 6, 2011
    the best coffee yet in philly. barista rocks. watch their coffee video on the side wall - sip and relax. chill.
  • John L.
    John LemanAugust 1, 2015
    Went in the other day and felt WELCOMED. Staff is warm and hospitable, down to earth and sophisticated.
  • Jvflpz
    JvflpzJune 12, 2016
    Everything! The coffee, the panini, the people and the environment is great!
  • Josh L.
    Josh LaForgeNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee in the city. Great atmosphere.
    Upvoted May 23
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanSeptember 17, 2014
    Someone took a page right out of the Brooklyn book with this place. Great space. Great coffee.
  • Jeremy A.
    Amazing coffee shop vibe! Great space to relax in and get some work done
  • Yu X.
    Yu XinSeptember 13, 2015
    The greatest thing is the place is so damn crowded that I can't find a place to study queitly.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy Peronto1 week ago
    Excellent coffee and espresso. Very knowledgeable and approachable staff.
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MorrisJanuary 31, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    My favorite office out of the office. Coffee and staff are awesome #mrawesomephl #philly #wannabehappy
  • David M.
    David MazzaMay 14, 2016
    Hot chocolate and exposed brick. An outlet for every butt, and super chill baristas.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaminskySeptember 19, 2011
    Best latte in Philly. Knowledgable, passionate, hipsteriffic, what else do I need to say. Read more
  • T
    TMay 27, 2015
    First timer; best cold brew I've ever had, can't wait to try more!
  • David C.
    David CullenDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great selection of drinks and food. The atmosphere is top notch too.
  • Brad S.
    Brad SukalaAugust 18, 2014
    Great house-roasted pour-over coffee. Cool space as well.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerDecember 9, 2015
    Great coffee in a cool space. Looks like every hipster coffee spot in every city.
  • Taylor V.
    Taylor VAJuly 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee. Hard to find a seat. Hidden on back street
  • Alex F.
    Alex FFebruary 21, 2013
    Nice vibe. Friendly baristas. Good coffee. Not a coffee roaster.
  • morgan f.
    morgan finkelsteinDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    trendy coffee spot for that mid-walnut shopping break.
  • David
    DavidSeptember 23, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The little gluten-free jam tarts are amazingly good.
  • Sebastien L.
    Sebastien LatapieSeptember 1, 2015
    Friendly staff, cozy tables, and excellent cold brew.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMay 4, 2016
    You gotta try their pour over. Wow!
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 4, 2014
    "Plenty of outlets. Free Wi-Fi, ask for password at the counter." Read more. https://foursquare.com/pickcrew/home
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BOctober 16, 2011
    Amazing coffee, uncomfortable chairs. Enjoy your drink, but don't expect to be able to linger.
  • U Y Ê N N A O M I B.
    The atmosphere and the amazing workers that loves what they do.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't find the restroom? It's behind the fire door across from the entrance. Go ahead, give it a slide ;)
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KerkelDecember 16, 2016
    Great coffee, relaxed atmosphere. Nice place to chill.
  • John L.
    John LemanMay 27, 2015
    Any pour over or espresso drink is phenomenal
  • Steve D.
    Steve DeanJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    best coffee shop in philly, hands down. a must-visit
  • Molly S.
    Molly StoddartJune 17, 2015
    Delightful coffee, kind staff, and lots of tables to work.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Need to plug in? Not a problem a the new location. The benches on the ground level have a ton of power outlets.
  • Melvin
    MelvinMay 28, 2015
    Latte was perfect in every sense of the word.
  • Marion
    MarionJune 10, 2012
    Incredible chai latte. One of the best I've ever had.
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 4, 2014
    Plenty of outlets. Free Wi-Fi, ask for password at the counter. Read more
  • Dalal A.
    Dalal ADecember 9, 2016
    Grab your teammates to this place! Great place for working & networking.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CassidyOctober 21, 2016
    The soy chai latte is to die for.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdAugust 9, 2016
    Solid iced coffee. Nice staff. Cool space.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyMay 10, 2012
    Amazing coffee beans and they have honey cream cheese!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaminskyAugust 12, 2011
    Great lattes here. Some of the best coffee in Philly.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LeeOctober 6, 2014
    Busy busy, but great spot if you can grab a table.
  • Windy
    WindyJuly 31, 2013
    Great coffee! Atmosphere is very relaxing!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KOctober 6, 2013
    Cold brew AND Japanese ("Kyoto", ice brew) ice coffee!
  • Sam
    SamNovember 21, 2012
    New location is awesome. It's on a side street off of Walnut near Chipotle.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubJune 23, 2015
    A hipster bar with super nice baristas? Baller.
  • Zach S.
    Zach ScottJune 11
    Machine shop pastries -- first tried here and loving them!
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondAugust 17, 2015
    Single-origin cold brew is worth the extra $1.25
  • Angel A.
    Angel AntonApril 23, 2016
    Good coffee, young and nice people
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel ShifmanApril 25, 2016
    The cappucino is the best in the city
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