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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vipmome
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot for civilized, delicious lunch. Food is amazing and mostly healthy.

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vipRich
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just came for a simple breakfast with my wife as part of spending the day in the city. The setting was really attractive, the service attentive without being overbearing, and the food--oatmeal souffle and basket of pastries--was outstanding. We'll be back.

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vipMowglivt
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch was wonderful. Wild mushroom grain bowl with avocado has great flavor and texture and delicious. Attentive wait staff without being overbearing. Busy but not noisy - an unusual combination so that we could talk comfortably. Win/win!

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vipfamilyfun
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service because it’s staffed with Four Seasons personnel, Lovely location overlooking the tree-laden lobby of the Comcast Tech Ctr. Great server and very good food. Maintenance d, or manager, Theresa is charming and special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The food was good. But there are issues. They serve tiny little greasy Parmesan type crackers as the bread basket but nobody explains what they are when they put them down and when we asked for some more traditional bread or rolls we were given some sourdough a tiny quantity of tiny slices and charged two dollars each. This is at a place where the total lunch bill was $130 for three people - charging two dollars a person for mediocre bread is dumb. The menu is limited and the food is very saucy... to get a plain grilled piece of fish was impossible. There are three mediocre wine choices by the glass. There are plenty of waitstaff around but you need to stand up and jump up and down to get their attention. I felt that they were not well trained and yet snooty. A very weird vibe with the waitstaff. In the full-service fish restaurant vernick fish with the same of ownership the waitstaff is terrific. The napkins are very linty and got white lint on my black outfit- I asked ahead of time and the hostess guaranteed me that they are lint free. Also distressing because I saw that they did have some black napkins available. It seems like what I am sure is quite competent management in the company that runs this restaurant has just not really paid attention to details because it’s maybe its stuck over to the side of the Comcast lobby. There’s so much potential with this cute little place but they really have to get it together. The food was delicious, if not over sauced.

Vernick Coffee Bar
Responded on March 2, 2020

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

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vipLargeGroupIntimateVibe
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great service
Great food
Nice vibe and comfy tables

Would return especially for early midweek per-work breakfast 🥰

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vip205foodie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Nicole was person

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vipramonap
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Coffee bar serves wine and beer as well as lunch .upscale coffee spot with limited table seating
Youthful work crowd vibe . Food was great!

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the lunch entrees. the crab and avocado tartine was delish! Also enjoyed the mushroom miso!
Service was spot on.

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Carol
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful presentation! Three of us ordered the chilled shrimp salad and found it a bit spicy. One person had the roast beef sandwich and loved it.

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hk94
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always delightful. And the oatmeal soufflé is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Initially, this very open restaurant/coffee bar in the new Comcast Technology Center lobby looks attractive, but not a place where you might expect to eat a truly amazing lunch. There's coffee of course, casual food to go, and amazing pastries and desserts (DO NOT SKIP) but if you're seated for lunch, there's a very thoughtful menu of select entrees. Our party of four each chose a different selection, and no one wanted to share! The shrimp with soba noodles had a delicious unami flavor. Check out the towering cold brew contraption and make a reservation for the full lunch effect. The space is lively but not too noisy.

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vipDelighted
Philadelphia
171 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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.

Vernick Coffee Bar
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We'd like to connect with you regarding your experience at Vernick Coffee Bar, and have sent you a private message. Best, Susan Montenegro Vernick Coffee Bar Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
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!

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vipMicahB
Philadelphia
434 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.

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Momunchies
Philadelphia
32 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.

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vipLeah
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service just outstanding from beginning to end. Food wonderful.

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vipLoriB
Philadelphia
144 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.

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dinner4U
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could use a bigger menu

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vipSandra
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JAG06
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.

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vipWashWestFoodie
Philadelphia
18 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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vipFruitFul
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch bowls

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SBMac
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

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vipskdeX
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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vipSharonR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipmarcyb
New York Area
6 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.

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CarlaJ
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.

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vipRiseN
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business lunch

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vipMParis
Washington DC
76 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.

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vipgourmande
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Bakery items are exceptional
Servers very helpful and friendly

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JennyX
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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vipRaven
Philadelphia
57 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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vipAimee
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipLima
Philadelphia
43 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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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
110 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!

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CatN
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.

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vipMaeco
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.

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Vernick Coffee Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.