Ultimo Coffee Shop


I recently read an old article from 2013 that ranked the best coffee shops in America. I was pleased to see that Philadelphia had the #1 coffee shop – Ultimo Coffee. After doing a little digging, I saw that they had 2 locations, the original on 15th Street, and a second shop off of Catherine Street. The Catherine Street shop has a second floor called “Counter Culture Coffee” which has classes & trainings to become a certified barista…which sounds awesome!


I convinced Kyle to start our Saturday there, at the Catherine Street location. I didn’t know what to expect, but wow, it was just as I would expect the #1 coffee shop to be. Low key, modern, great coffee & brewing styles, local pastries & biscotti, and outdoor seating.

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We ordered a latte, chocolate biscotti, and a chocolate croissant and took it outside to people/dog watch.


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The biscotti was so good, and as I write this I regret not buying 2 or 3 to have during the week…I guess that means we have to go back soon!


If you’re ever in Philly, make sure to stop by the Catherine St. or 15th St. locations! I promise you’ll have a great coffee experience whether you prefer lattes, pour over, iced, or even tea!

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