Front Street Cafe

4.5
477 reviews
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$30 and under
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Front Street Cafe brings to Fishtown a friendly atmosphere and fresh menu featuring farm-to-table, locally sourced New American cuisine with international influences. Breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner are available 7 days a week.

This unique space houses a coffee shop, fresh juice bar, restaurant with outdoor seating, indoor & outdoor bars and private upstairs event space.

Many of the ingredients, down to the condiments, are either made in-house or sourced locally and sustainably. Casual brunch service begins early and runs through mid-afternoon seven days a week.

Our full bar serves creative cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices and innovative ingredients, an array of craft beers drawing from both local and west-coast breweries, and a selection of wines available by the glass and by the bottle.

Free WiFi is offered in a comfortable second-floor community space overlooking the El, while a backyard garden has table seating for 80.

Specials

Happy Hour in the Garden!

Enjoy Happy Hour specials from 5p-7p every day in the Garden or by our Outdoor Bar!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 22, 2019

Ends: April 23, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 477 People Are Saying
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for easy, delicious vegan food.

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MP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about Front Street Cafe. It’s a really cute place. It’s not totally vegan but it’s more vegan than not.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was cold

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SD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A popular spot but open table makes it easy to plan in advance and get a reservation. Food is consistently good and there are options for vegans / vegetarians. I had the omelet of the day, with goat cheese, mushrooms and kalamata olives. I chose the side salad instead of potatoes, which was delicious.
I wish my omelet came with toast, though. Coffee is very good and water is served in glass jars so you don't have to ask for refills.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The rain caused a delay in tables, so we found seats at the bar. Amazing food though!

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e
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a great dinner there with friends. Our server was such a doll and gave us awesome service. Hostesses and bartenders were also so friendly and again, great service. Loved! Thanks for a fun and delicious dinner.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

My husband and I chose your restaurant because it had a vegan menu. We had the meatballs and squash spaghetti and the cheesesteak. Both were disappointing (spaghetti tasted like mush and the cheesesteak was dried out). Also half the desserts listed were unavailable at 7:30 pm. We do not plan to return.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Front Street Cafe's dinner menu was a bit pricey for the amount of food that was given. I ordered the shrimp papardelle and the portion was quite small and left me wanting more. The host sitting at the front of the restaurant was a bit rude. Even though I had made a reservation, we did not get a table in the part of the restaurant that had a nice ambiance and by the bar, they instead sat us by the stairs and bathroom.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the menu choices. Something for everyone including vegan & vegetarian. Portions were generous. Prices are good & service was great.

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BC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor was beautiful and the service excellent. The entrees tasted as good as they looked. Even the rest rooms were impressive!
We will be dinning here again.

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SQ
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu for Vegan Restaurant Week and the food was great!

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BW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Decent list of vegan and gluten free options, those with spicier tastebuds might sneak in (or ask for) some heat and acid to adjust flavors to their preference.
I brought half my entree home (it was huge)!

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CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was at 8:30. When we arrived they told us the kitchen was closed.

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MC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The vegan reuben was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Our waitress, Sam, was very sweet and took good care of us. The music was very low and hard to hear, but overall it was a fantastic experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We went here for our anniversary on Sunday night at 6pm and saw the vegan restaurant week deal (which was not a great deal) so we decided to stick with the regular menu and split a few things.

Service was awful. I’ve been here one time before and had a wonderful server. My server this time was an unfriendly man with long hair who took forever to greet us, bring our orders and drinks, did not follow the steps of service I was hoping for, dropped our main courses while we were still enjoying our soups, and went on to drop dessert menus and try to get our order while we were still enjoying dinner. I was astounded! I had to let him know that we were still eating. When we finally were finished our meal, he came back and seemed annoyed that we didn’t want to order dessert. I’ve been working in this industry for the past decade and would never treat any guests like this. With that said, I am a server and understand one needs to pay their bills, so I still tipped 20%. He left a negative lasting impression and I just don’t understand how you could treat your guests like this.

The food was pretty good, love the French onion soup!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

meals where brought to table one at a time with 10 minutes between each one.

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V
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our food was delicious. Unfortunately, We had to wait for our drinks. When we finally did get them we where half way through our meals.

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BW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great space offering both intimate and spacious seating, outdoor and in. Amazing food and fantastic options for vegan eating. Can't wait to come back!

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SR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Met a friend at Front Street for dinner on Saturday. The hostess acknowledged my reservation and I was seated within minutes even though there were about 15 people waiting for tables at that time. Food and service was decent. The staff seemed a little unorganized physically moving tables around to accomodate people and even asked a couple sitting next to me to move so they could seat another party in that area. The tables for 2 are very close to one another so you just have to be comfortable with other people joining in your conversation. Fries were cold and vegan cheesesteak was tasty but the roll didn't taste fresh. Cucumber martini was delicious!

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London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staying in Fishtown for a few days on a family holiday and had some great food, but this place stood out from the crowd. Great food, great service and a great ambience and atmosphere, overall excellent and definitely recommend for both vegetarians and meat eaters.

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CK
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very accommodating staff. Terrific food at a reasonable cost.

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s
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love front street cafe !! Usually come here for breakfast but decided to come for lunch and it was great. Got the fried chicken sandwich and it was soooo good! Never disappointed here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance. Wonderful for vegans/vegetarians with awesome selections.

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu with an excellent array of choices for non meat eaters. Attentive thoughtful service.

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b
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. A lil overpriced but always yummy. Love the coffee and espresso and chai. Excellence relaxed atmosphere.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, love the place but the

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Buffalo califlower was good. Perhaps the other vegan options are tasty. I had a fried chicken sandwich. It was good, but seemed a bit pricey for what you got.

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JF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

I’ve been there many times and I like front street but this was really not ok. They were late, understaffed and there was a private party upstairs that was deafening.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great!! Very accommodating! Had children with us and was still a great experience! Food and drinks were delish! Will be going back to check out the outdoor seating!

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LF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

food was good, hit or miss depending on wait staff. If you go for brunch, you need to wait til 11 for the buffalo cauliflower, which is one of the main reasons to go here!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a group of 4 friends and my wife their for her birthday and we had an amazing dinner. Food and cocktails were amazing and not overly priced. Great location if you're seeing a show at the Fillmore. Only a 9 minute walk. Very cool ambiance. Fishtown/Northern Liberties tends to cater to the younger crowd these days but all of us are in our mid forties and we felt right at home. Front Street Cafe is highly recommended.

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AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my birthday brunch here and it was great! Awesome experience

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour and lots of vegan options! Very busy after 6pm and the volume can get rather loud.

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NO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant ! We had lunch, then went back for drinks w/friends and back for a 3rd time for dessert and late night cap. Hip ! Upcoming area ! Friendly !

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EA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and atmosphere. Probably our favorite place in the neighborhood.

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JA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was delicious, especially the cauliflower.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

General tso cauliflower is a must! Delicious!

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PD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is an interesting place. I'm not sure what to make of it. It's a quirky place with a mix of gluten free and vegan food along with a small sprinkling of options for meat eaters. There's a quirky mix of patrons too. The tables for 2 are uncomfortably close and awkward. Conversation is difficulty as a result. The food is well prepared if you find something you want although the buffalo cauliflower was way too hot. Parking can be difficult if you don't want to pay in the lot across the street. The service is exceptional which for me makes the experience a pleasant one. The best food can be ruined by the worst service. Overall I'd give it a 3.5 and I'll probably be back but not soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First I want to start out by saying that the staff is very friendly. We got there 45 mins before our reservation and they were still able to sit us before the time slot which was great! The place was very nice and clean and I really loved the decor and atmosphere. I didn’t know that the diner menu wasn’t available until after 5 and wasn’t super impressed with the afternoon menu options. However what I did eat and my guest was absolutely delicious. My kids enjoyed the chicken tenders, which they are very picky, and my friends tried some of the vegan/vegetarian options and enjoyed them. Overall I enjoyed the time and will definitely come back to try the diner options.

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