Vernick Coffee Bar

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68 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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EI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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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
7 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
4 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.

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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
133 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
7 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
32 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
46 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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KG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Vernick! The carrot cake pie!

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch: The experience is wonderful. There's a limited but excellent choice of menu selections. Though it's too bad the afternoon toasts can't be ordered as starters. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and engaging when appropriate. As in when suggesting or explaining menu items and throughout the pour over coffee preparation. The room is very handsome and the Saarinen dining chairs may be the most beautiful and comfortable ever.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserving a table for a Valentine's Day lunch was a great idea. We were seated right away arriving 10 minutes early for the reservation in a corner table by the glass railing overlooking the lobby. The trees grow up higher than the second level so you could see into the canopy. The dining area is very open but all the wood on the walls limits an echo effect. The chairs were super comfortable and the utensils seemed high quality. Our food had great flavor and came out really quick. The best part was they brought a surprise of two little heart shaped red frosted cookies for me and my fiance!

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b
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my fourth time. Love it. Excellent, respectful , non-intrusive Service. Great food. Noise level is amazingly low - love it! Room is intimate. What a wonderful addition to the area. Can’t wait to go back.

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E
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite lunch spot on the city. Five stars from start to finish.

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CR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting with lots of beautiful people. Food was outstanding. Great flavors and well prepared and presented. Best matcha ever.

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OT
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Very disappointing. The minuscule size of the portions at lunch was ridiculous - food was presented as if it were “precious jewels” rather than real food. The food was merely good rather than great. Service was erratic - overly fussy and elaborate serving of tea, but took 15 minutes to get one piece of multi-grain bread which was necessary to fill up my dining partner who had ordered the ballotine, which was an extremely meager portion, even for lunch, and I think that the price was over $20!!
The only thing that made this lunch passable was the beautiful surroundings - maybe next time I’ll just have a cup of coffee at the breakfast bar and take in the room!

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L
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Greg Vernick has done it again. What a special place just above the lobby of the new Comcast building. Lunch was delicious and beautifully served.

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J
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I both had the shrimp/soba/sesame salad which was delicious. I had a cappuccino which was made with whole milk and was the creamiest and possibly the best I've ever had. The place is gorgeous. I was assured that they will be getting their liquor license; I very much wanted a glass of wine.

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

Absolutely perfect experience in this unique, classy, but comfortable venue, overlooking the tops of the lobby fig trees. Every single person was gracious and knowledgeable - truly Four Seasons' style. Food was creative and beautifully presented. Shared the salmon belly salad and the shrimp/Asian salad; each forkful or chopstickful was interesting, delicious and perfect. Loved the latte with oat milk, creamy and magnificently accommodating my lactose issue. Prices are very fair. Don't miss the perfect croissants....
It's a winner!!!

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

A pretty, modern spot, with warm and attentive service. And the food is fresh, the menu imaginative, the tastes and textures of each dish both surprising and familiar. The oatmeal soufflé is almost other-wordly (in a good way--part hearty, healthy breakfast, part sinful dessert). The grain bowl delicious. But to go for lunch and not order the miso soup--the dill oil perfectly balances the soy and mushrooms--should be a criminalized. Go--and make reservations if you are going for lunch.

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T
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I had at Vernick Coffee is amazing. Beautiful presentation, great food and pleasant atmosphere. The price point is incredible. I honestly feel like I am dining in New York every time I go there. Can’t wait for Vernick Fish to open!

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EW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was cold in the room. Otherwise it was wonderful. Need space heaters

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D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great

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MP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The venue is bright and welcoming. As usual the food and service were outstanding. We ordered a fruit bowl and pastry basket, ( scone, croissant, and blueberry muffin) for the table. The three of us enjoyed delicious hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and each a delectable entree.
We can’t wait for our next visit to Vernick Coffee.

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S
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Vernick three times since it opened and am going back again next week. Their lunch menu is great.
It is my favorite new daytime spot.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Maybe it was an off day but lunch today was some of the worst service I’ve ever had anywhere.

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t
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The coffee bar sits in the lobby of the Comcast Technology center - cool space with bar like sitting or tables . The butternut squash soup is the best I have ever had .. croissants pastry and coffee are out of this world !

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ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would like to have seen a broader menu. The food is very well prepared but choice is limit3d.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We made a reservation , but we were not seated until 15 minutes after the time . Food was delicious .

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic everything! Food and service are impeccable!

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e
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My wife had the oatmeal soufflé and raved about it. I went with the baked goods plate of the day. Blueberry muffin was outstanding. I also purchased three different baked god items to take with me when we left. They were even better than the three daily plate choices. If there was an opportunity, it was it took a while to order our tea/coffee. Both the tea and coffee were excellent. The tea was timed (with a timer on table) so that it was not poured before it was ready. My wife had the table service coffee which she said was out of this world. Definitely going back. Chef Vernick once again nails it.

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PK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Disappointed that they could not accomodate my Open Table reward card even though Open Table listed that they could accept it.

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