Walnut Street Café

walnut street cafe
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MON. - THU., 7 A.M. - 9 P.M.; FRI., 7 AM. - 10 P.M.; SAT., 10 A.M. - 10 P.M.; SUN., 10 A.M. - 9 P.M.
215.867.8067 | WEBSITE

The Lower Manhattan wine-geek favorite Rebelle may be no more, but its team, and philosophy, lives on a few hours south in the form of Walnut Street Café, a slick all-day operation set in the pretty Art-Deco ground floor of the hyper-modern FMC Tower. Built by wine director Patrick Cappiello and overseen by sommelier Kait Caruke, WSC’s list strives for diversity by the glass and a smart split of Old World and New World where the bottle selection is concerned.

Known For
  • natural wine
  • French wine
  • Champagne
  • raw bar
  • craft cocktails
What to drink
All of the wine, of course. But also: visit during happy hour (weekdays, 4-7 p.m.) and ask for the “City Wide Specials” menu, which pairs up a different beer and shot daily (High Life and Jim Beam, Bitburger and Underberg, etc.).
University City
They’ll sell a half-portion of any bottle on their list if you ask, which allows you to work your way through entire regions and/or styles without breaking the bank.