Vernick Coffee Bar

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With Vernick Coffee Bar, James Beard award-winning Chef Greg Vernick partners with Four Seasons Hotel at Comcast Center to deliver a modern coffee bar and café as his second venture in Philadelphia. Featuring a takeaway bakery and barista counter along with a full-service 40-seat café, Vernick Coffee Bar serves up a menu of expertly prepared dishes and in-house baked goods all with the high impact, global flavor combinations Chef Vernick has become known for.
Vernick Coffee Bar is situated on the second level of the new Comcast Technology Center and overlooks the tree canopies in the building’s public lobby. Reservations are available in the full-service café for both breakfast and lunch. The takeaway area includes open seating for up to 48 guests, an excellent walk-in destination for all day dining. Vernick Coffee Bar is open Monday-Friday.



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D
Philadelphia
156 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Every once in a while, a restaurant stumbles. I’ve never had a less than exceptional meal at a Vernick restaurant and the service has always been professional—exactly what one expects, until now. Can’t explain it but our server did EVERYTHING wrong. From too long a wait to take our order to not bringing the complimentary crackers to waiting too long for our food to not clearing the table to not asking if we wanted dessert or beverages, I finally had to ask for the manager. The result of that conversation, a reduction in our bill, was much appreciated and not necessary. I hope our server was simply having a bad day. If not, Vernick deserves better.

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought friends for lunch as a birthday celebration. Food was delicious, setting was wonderful, service was warm and welcoming. Highly recommend Vernick Coffee Bar for any reason.... don't miss the carrot cake pie for dessert!

MB
Philadelphia
418 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new breakfast/lunch/brunch spot in the new Comcast Technology Tower. Recognized a lot of faces in the dining room--giving it a "Power Philly" breakfast feel. Creative and exciting entree choices. We had the oatmeal souffle (very cool) and the "eggs in purgatory" (a shukshaka-like dish). Both quite flavorful and filling. Good beverage options as well. Did not get a chance to try the baked goods--next time.

M
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great surprise to have a “coffee shop” be such elevated dining. The round table was perfect for our group of six. The environment is vibrant with views of the lower level of Comcast and the soaring ceilings. My grain bowl was the best I’ve ever had, interesting mushroom combo, perfectly cooked grain, a delicious drizzle that had just a hint of wasabi flavor. A few others raved about the grilled Romaine salad and the tuna tartare plate. Both were beautifully presented. Lots of great coffee & tea options and even a few wine choices. Service was efficient, friendly and respectful of our group get together. Terrific meet up spot.

L
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service just outstanding from beginning to end. Food wonderful.

LB
Philadelphia
141 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same fine quality as the original location. Loved the romaine salad and the cheese crackers and the butternut squash soup and just everything else.

U
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great, wonderful food, terrific service and delicious coffee.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could use a bigger menu

S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the Sparkling tasting event and it was awesome.

JA
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent, I had the spicy miso soup (which isn't spicy), crab and avocado tartine, which were both great. The ambiance in the newest Comcast Tower is very relaxed with great natural light despite being next to a busy office lobby.

WW
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had lunch and enjoyed the Nicoise — was somewhat surprised it wasn’t on more greens. Service started out great but our server didn’t return after food was served to offer pepper/salt (I would have liked some) and none was on the table.

Vernick Coffee Bar
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take all reviews seriously and have reached out to you via direct message. Hope to hear from you soon. Best, Emma Krznarich Vernick Coffee Bar Assistant Manager

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FF
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was spotty. Love the vibe.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch bowls

SB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful and yummy food in a super mod and yet intimate setting. Kind and conscientious staff

X
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Super cool conveniently located space. Service was good but a bit slowish. Shrimp Soba dish is the pick. Tuna Niciose so so. A bit on pricey side for what you get. Would return for convenience but more for coffee/pastries than lunch.

Vernick Coffee Bar
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take all reviews seriously and have reached out to you via direct message. Hope to hear from you soon. Best, Emma Krznarich Vernick Coffee Bar Assistant Manager

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SR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend for a Birthday lunch. Wonderful service wonderful food just all around great.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of the four of us are gluten free and the wait staff was very accommodating in helping us to make our selections. I love the squash soup. It is excellent! The wait staff is highly helpful and plentiful. I'd definitely recommend Vernick's Coffee Bar to anyone looking for a "special" place to have a lunch date.

CJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast and outstanding service! Hot coffee and I was able to hear my table mate. That's priceless.

RN
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business lunch

MP
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the friendliest food runner guy ever. He deserves a raise. I had a tasty crab avocado toast and my husband enjoyed his udon shrimp dish. We bought a bunch of baked goods and so far they all were very good, specially the croissants.

g
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Bakery items are exceptional
Servers very helpful and friendly

JX
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was disappointing. We sat at the dining area and no one came to check on us until I went to the bar area to put in an order. Space is nice enough although I was expecting a more intimate atmosphere.

Vernick Coffee Bar
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take all reviews seriously and have reached out to you via direct message. Hope to hear from you soon. Best, Emma Krznarich Vernick Coffee Bar Assistant Manager

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R
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is not your place if you're looking for eggs and hash browns. On the other hand, if you're motivated to try the wonderful oatmeal soufflé or one of the quiches, you're at the right place. I was disappointed in the pastry basket for $10. Warning--they choose the pastries not you. No croissant among the three pastries selected. Instead a slice of pumpkin loaf, that was very ordinary. Great coffee.

Vernick Coffee Bar
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take all reviews seriously and have reached out to you via direct message. Hope to hear from you soon. Best, Emma Vernick Coffee Bar Assistant Manager

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A
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, creative food and drinks and spectacular desserts all in a really lovely atmosphere. Excellent staff!

L
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

No need for a reservation - the cash and carry area is easy to grab a coffee or beverage and light bite or sweet. I made a reservation not knowing and felt as if I was bothering the servers in the reserved section. The reservation was made for a business meeting, and despite the server who made us feel like we were bothering her cause we only ordered drinks (it is a coffee bar), the meeting went well.

Vernick Coffee Bar
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take all reviews seriously and have reached out to you via direct message. Hope to hear from you soon. Best, Susan Montenegro Vernick Coffee Bar Manager

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MM
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The building is impressive in and of itself, and the Vernick Coffee Bar space is open and relaxed. The food was good, although I wish my acai bowl had more acai (switching the proportions of the bowl around). I look forward to trying some of the pastries next time!

CN
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went to lunch with friends and their young baby after walking around the city all morning. Called ahead to ask about stroller stowage and high chair options. The Hostess was incredibly considerate, professional and made it work for us. She was very clearly also being extremely considerate of preserving a certain level of experience for fellow diners while accommodating us. Thanks for a great, stressless meal in a place that is better for business than babies! Food was EXCELLENT and building is gorgeous. Tea and coffee bar look very inviting.

M
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Vernick’s Coffee Bar, and we were all pleasantly surprised at the quality of both the food and the service. Plus, the new Comcast Center is amazing. We will definitely go back.

MH
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Innovative and excellent
The new Comcast Tower is a great place in which to dine

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vernick Coffee Bar & Restaurant is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. The menu is a bit limited but the food is excellent and the ambiance is exciting and fun.

DM
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer. Met a friend visiting from Houston. We both love our choices. Crab & avocado terrine and wild mushroom bowl. Will come back!

J
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I highly recommend the mushroom and avocado grain bowl

r
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Capable staff. Innovative food

BF
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as usual

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish, beautiful space and amazing food. The pastries were phenomenal and the pour over coffee was the best in the city.

NB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great location. Healthy menu. Open space

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrated the birthday of a coworker at lunch. Food was very good and service attentive and knowledgeable. It’s noisy but not overwhelming. Good vibe. Small, but diverse menu.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Quite possibly the most delicious dessert in town! Carrot cake pie!! Can't stop thinking about it!

f
Philadelphia
268 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place/this space. A little oasis of calm and serenity with a wonderfully simple but diverse and delicious menu. We both had the grain bowl with tons of wild mushrooms (yum) and avocado plus a stone fruit and green salad..had grilled peaches and cherries. Seasonal bliss. So good!

SR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding in all respects. Service and food are superb. Atmosphere is new and exciting.