Vernick Coffee Bar

4.8
91 reviews
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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. No reservation is required for our Afternoon Menu. 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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Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were wonderful. The room felt welcoming until... the woman who sat next to us and had her son take photos of herself snd the food while criticizing the results!! Then talking on about things she liked or didn’t it about Vernick!s original and whether it is too small. Yikes! There is more but I’ll stop. Just wish people were not so childishly egocentric. This is shared space!

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PG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am surprised to tell you that the pastry could use a little attention. The apple tart would benefit from a different crust. I had a pastry from take out that was not edible. Shocked by that. Not all pastry needs tweaking -- the carrot cake pie was good. Cookies were good. Croissant was good.

Other than that, love the place and every other item - have been a few times now, so have experienced a lot on the menu (sharing with my table). Staff is excellently trained and execute with kindness.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place for brunch/lunch in center city. Food is delicious, especially dessert ( carrot cake pie, cookies are beyond yummie!), and service is warm, attentive and simply outstanding! We were celebrating my daughter’s graduation from college— her grandmother mentioned how proud she was of all her accolades. Our server spontaneously assembled an amazing array of desserts for us ! So delicious and sweet.
And the setting in the Comcast bldg is spectacular! The best of Philly!

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AB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food and presentation. The beautiful lobby of the new Comcast Center is just the cherry on top.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a beautiful space. Menu and service excellent

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V
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent dining experience! My son enjoyed his birthday lunch and he is a very picky eater.

Will definitely recommend this place and will return for sure.

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r
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience. Second time visited and still find it perfect in every way. Would like to see a few more dishes added to the menu. Other than that, I wouldn't mess with perfection.

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LO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, coffee, and chai latte are incredible. The oatmeal soufflé, eggs in purgatory, romaine salad, and carrot cake are stand out dishes, but everything is fantastic. Excellent service. The staff is friendly and very attentive. I highly recommend Vernick Coffee Bar.

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j
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a lovely setting

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L
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting with great food!

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PF
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch just like the main restaurant. Look forward to Fish!

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OT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hesitate to recommend it only because I don't want it to get crowded! This is a GREAT addition to the neighborhood. I have been there several times for lunch and twice for breakfast. The food is perfect...only a few selections, perfectly prepared with a light and deft touch. The space is light and soaring and it is possible to actually have a conversation with your dining partners. I have used it mostly for professional entertaining, and it is perfect for that. I also wouldn't hesitate to meet a friend there. I am very very glad to have this option. I'm a big fan of Vernick as well..in fact on more than one occasion I have "double Vernicked"

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OT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared, creative food in a very cool setting.

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EH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional as was the service. All the details were so very lovely - the napkins, the tea service, the crackers beforehand. We enjoyed it thoroughly!

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BG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem in the new Comcast building. Great food and wonderful,friendly service. When I asked for a salad dressing recipe, the waitress took my information so that Chef Drew could email me. Several hours later I had the full recipe and explanation in my inbox. Over and above!!!!
Highly recommend.

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f
Philadelphia
260 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This a new favorite lunch spot...don’t be deceived by the name: Vernick Coffee Bar...yes, there is a scrumptious, coffee bar in the large lobby, but this off shoot, with comfortable restaurant seating, has a nice selection of small and medium dishes that go far beyond what you’d see on a coffee bar menu. Everything is delicious. The space is one the best in the city; light, airy, comfortable and contemporary. The new Comcast building adds needed sophistication to our downtown. Can’t wait for Vernick Fish to open below!

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r
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful setting for nice lunch. It is located on the second floor of the new Comcast building and
the design is outstanding. The lunch menu is limited but very interesting and the service is excellent. It appears that reservations are a must for lunch.

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AU
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, very good spot to do a breakfast or lunch client meeting. Will be back.

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M
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful spot for lunch--and no doubt for breakfast, a late-afternoon snack, and take-out too. The grand entrance to the 2nd floor location, which is visible as a balcony from the lobby, enhances the anticipation of an excellent meal. The double sets of escalators within the cavernous space are stylish visual welcome. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Though the lunch and late afternoon menus are modest is length, there's not a single entry without appeal. The dishes are both creative and intelligently designed, not only for their delicious and occasionally unusual flavors (the turmeric tangerine juice, for example) but for their enticingly bright and colorful appearances and interesting textures. The mushroom and avocado grain bowl with green goddess dressing is a case in point, with its nutty and earthy combination of flavors, the slight chewiness in the grains, and the richly creamy presence of pale green avocado along with the deeply brown mushrooms. The grilled Romaine with cheddar and figs is happily on the menu, too, now that it has departed from the offerings at the original Vernick Food & Drink. But the lovely toasts with their delightful array of toppings, another Food & Drink favorite, can be ordered here too during the latter part of the afternoon once the lunch hour and the lunch menu have passed. This is a fine new addition to daytime dining in Center City.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's possible to quibble with minor imperfections; the poached eggs in the "eggs in purgatory" were slightly undercooked. But overall our brunch meal was a total winner. The pastries, as always, were delicious. The asparagus with poached egg were excellent.

We've been here for lunch as well as breakfast. So we are also enthusiastic about that menu too.

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JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Except for a minor unattended spill, the service is marvelous, and quite attentive. My second visit was consistent with my first. The oatmeal soufflé is a must. Great salmon plate is wonderful too. The coffee is beyond outstanding.

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r
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Comfortable atmosphere to sit and catch up with an old friend and enjoy some new tastes.

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EI
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the food, service and experience at Vernick Coffee Bar. I definitely recommend it.

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C
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience of Vernick Coffee Bar is so pleasant! The food is excellent. It is a bright, energetic space with the friendliest staff! I recommend for business and/or a fun breakfast or lunch with friends.

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DB
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great coffee. Good for business lunch but servers should be more mindful of timing.

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KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a wonderful experience! A big thank you to the team at Vernick Coffee Bar!

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MB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I look forward to having them periodically change their menu to encourage more frequent visits.

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BC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for our anniversary lunch, and we were not disappointed. We had a great meal, great drinks, great service.

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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, innovative menu for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Best place in town!

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j
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was pretentious, and the food was fair. My friend had to send back the salmon salad which was overly salted. The management was very nice about that and replaced it with the shrimp salad which my friend said was good. I got the grilled romaine which was good but not enough for lunch, though I'm a light eater. The space is open and not very intimate. The menu is very limited and they don't offer you the option of ordering any of the delicious bakery items in the adjacent coffee bar. I had the salad and tap water; my friend had a salad and sparkling water. I was hungry when we left and lunch was $40, including tip. Not worth it.

Vernick Coffee Bar
Responded on March 11, 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 Restaurant Manager

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foods were fantastic but the service is beyond wonderful!

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EB
Philadelphia
134 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning space in the new Comcast Building, excellent, attentive service, very tasty food, beautifully presented. Quiet enough to have a conversation!

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

Friendly and knowledgeable service with delicious food! I highly recommend the grilled romaine and avocado+grain bowl.

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

Outstanding service, an elegant space and delicious food made for a memorable brunch experience for my family.

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B
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At long last !

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LK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays. Service was outstanding

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S
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite new stop for a light lunch!

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b
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been at least five times. Always fabulous. Great service, wonderful atmosphere and great food. Hope for those of us who come relatively frequently that there is either a changing menu or a bit more diversity. Thanks, Vernick!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience were wonderful.

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y
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect spot for a relaxing civilized lunch. Excellent food, attentive service plus fabulous baked goods & coffee.

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