Front Street Cafe

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$30 and under
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American

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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.
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Specials

Happy Hour in the Garden!

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

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 22, 2019

Ends: April 23, 2118

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

What 589 People Are Saying
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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was great ...service was a little slow and had to ask for water a couple of times.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to Sunday brunch spot. Always a great time and always incredible food!!

EM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and casual atmosphere for a family-friendly gathering.

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love front street cafe. Their food is always exceptional for a somewhat reasonable price. The happy hour is awesome and overall they have great food. I like the fact that it’s default vegetarian and vegan. Which makes it easy to bring people with different dietary restrictions there and everyone be happy. 4.8/5

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of vegan and none-vegan choices!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!! Good food.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Fishtown for a dinner

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible, not one person at the table enjoyed their meal. Service was just OK. Not worth the amount of money, especially in Fishtown

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Lunch and dinner here are typically good, but brunch was a big disappointment. Super bitter coffee, limited options and food clearly contained processed ingredients leaving both of our mouths feeling numb.

JR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good meal with my group of 4, but we had a 5th coming for a drink, and apparently he stumbled on your step coming into the restaurant and he was promptly flagged from getting a drink. He was coming from work and was stone cold sober, but the bartender said he would get in trouble if he served him. Whoever flagged him never spoke to my friend and was nowhere to be found when we tried to appeal. I realize the liability issues related to serving intoxicated patrons, but someone should have taken the time to speak directly with my friend and would have realized that he was sober. This left a sour note on our experience at your place.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very helpful in making our selections. I tried the Tumeric Ginger tea. I wasn’t sure if I would like this since I don’t typically enjoy ginger, but I wanted to try something new, and it was delicious.

For an appetizer I suggest the buffalo cauliflower. It was the best I have ever had!

I was a little disappointed with my eggplant entree. The red sauce was pretty bland and the broccoli rabe had a bit of a sour taste. I think the vegan cheese saved the dish. I had never eaten vegan cheese before and was surprised how good it tasted. Additionally, the portions kept me full for hours after our meal.

Overall a great dining experience, and I would definitely go back for that buffalo cauliflower, but I would try a different entree next time.

CK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As far as food quality, service and ambiance goes, this is a 5 star experience. I rated a 4 because it was over priced even for my standards. I would still return again

C
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was great. It started to get extremely crowded during dinner time so I would recommend going around 4pm. It’s a lot more quiet and roomy.

JO
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here is great.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ray was very personable and attentive. The food was exceptional.

BP
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrive in time for my reservation only to be told they are closing in fifteen minutes and don’t want anyone sitting around. I understand that there may be private events but in that case don’t take reservations.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

BB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So exciting to find good vegan food. The buffalo cauliflower was excellent! Great spices, and a splash of dill scented sauce on the platter. Yum!
The kale Caesar salad-was huge! I loved the pickled onions and red peppers.
Fresh pressed juice and a warm apple desert rounder out our meal.
Everyone was friendly and helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan cheesesteak was amazing, the waiter was very friendly and accommodating, and the restaurant was decorated well

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

we went on NYE we sat down at 7:30, ordered drinks and apps. the server was nice and friendly. the food was not like it usually was. they were busy and not prepared... not only that but we hadn’t ordered our entrees and we were told that the kitchen was closing in 5 min. so we rushed to put our order in. i have been there many times and love it there but this time wasn’t the best. our cauliflower (my favorite) wasn’t crispy, it was still really crunchy, and not a lot of aioli. i got the pastrami and it was missing 2 things from the sandwich, sauce and the cheese. it was just mushrooms and cabbage. the “loaded fries” were just fries cheese and regular ketchup on the bottom, no chili or anything. i would much rather have been told they were out of the item and get something not done properly.

KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We've been here many times before for lunch and had a good experience, unfortunately dinner was not good. We were seated next to a noisy party of 10, even though there were multiple open tables when we left. We should have asked the hostess to sit us elsewhere because the noise was unbearable. They were out of certain drinks and they brought all the food at once (appetizers, salads, entrees). We had to send the steak back because it was cold. The chicken sandwich was dry and the fries were lukewarm. We ordered a mushroom soup (the presentation was...odd, it looked like a pig's trough , sorry to say!) and we asked to get the soup instead of fries. We asked for a cup, and the waitress said she would check, but never let us know, and then ended up charging us $11 for a bowl of soup, because it couldn't be changed on the bill. Wish that would have been communicated, because we wouldn't have gotten to soup. Overall, not a great experience :|

JB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the buffalo cauliflower ! Everyone enjoyed their food. One hiccup was the grilled cheese sandwiches- they were too well done.

KP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I brought my younger brother and his girlfriend out to lunch after christmas here. Upon arriving we were greeted by a friendly bartender quite promptly. The hostess arrived back at the podium after seating someone and brought us to a cute little booth next to the bar. Our server took some time to greet us so I ordered my bloody mary with her immediately. The drink arrived at the table about 15 minutes later. It probably would have been good had it not been sitting at the bar for so long slowly watering down. The food also took quite some time after we had ordered it. Our server never checked on us to see how our food was and when she happened to walk by we asked for boxes. After ten minutes of waiting the hostess who sat us walked by and when we asked her for boxes as we were trying to get out of there, she brought them with no problem along with our check. We again had to wait for our server to happen to be walking by to give her our payment which then took another ten minutes to get back. Overall the two things that saved this dining experience were the extremely attentive hostess and that the food happened to be extremely mouth watering. Slightly disappointed as the less than great service also discouraged me from ordering another drink.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great time and good food!

KO
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really had a wonderful lunch with my sister, brother-in-law, son, his girlfriend and myself. It was for my son's graduation. Everything was perfect that day and the visit to your restaurant was the finishing touch. Thank you.

JE
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing options for both vegans and meat eaters! I had the vegan cheesecake for dessert and it was by far the best I’ve ever had!

Y
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful. The wait staff is attentive.
Tables are kind of close together if you are dining as two
but we have never had a problem with the diners next to us.
wish we were in a warmer climate year round as I love sitting outside.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Eggs & potatoes were served cold and tasteless. Disappointing.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday it was great!

RM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time! They had something for everyone in our group.

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for dinner, excellent service. Great food.

Could have more vegan menu options as it’s listed on Yelp as one of the top ten vegan spots in Philadelphia.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner get together spot. Food and service excellent.

MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Have had good experiences here previously, but last night was enough to convince us to change our neighborhood “go-to” to someplace else. Service was awful.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice mix of vegan, veg, and meat options.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance. Seems like an excellent place to relax and have cocktails

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not a good day for the chef.

LT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I would give this place a second try. had the eggplant which the server said was one of her favorites.
It was extremely tough and chewy. Beers were not that big to justify goblets.

LP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and it is a great atmosphere for brunch!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food tasted off and we have been going there consistently for the past 3 years. The flavors and texture were not as high quality as it had been in the past. The food took a long time and we’re not sure why that was the case.

Front Street Cafe
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience as our number one goal is to make sure that every patron leaves our establishment happy and satisfied. Please feel free to send me a private message with more specifics about what you felt was not up to standards so we may look into it and address it with our team. Mick Hally, GM Mick@frontstreetcafe.net

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JG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Culinary diversity has meant it’s become considerably harder to satisfy today’s incredibly varied palates, unless you dine at the Front Street Cafe. Vegans, vegetarians and regular foodies can all happily dine together at this wonderful eatery and all be delightfully satisfied. Kick off your dining experience with the buffalo cauliflower and watch the magic begin.

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