A few weeks ago, my friend Gavin brought me to this cafe he’d been telling me about in Northern Liberties – One Shot Coffee. We walked in and I was amazed – salvaged tin on the ceilings, suiting textiles on the banquette, and warm wood tones throughout – I felt home. We ordered up some grub and he told me there was an upstairs. “An upstairs? This gets better?” I thought. We passed local hipsters converging on social and business matters, and settled down in the lounge with worn leather mid-century sofas, layers of rich oriental rugs, and walls of gas pipe shelving (a la Ace Hotel and The Brick House). The food was quite delicious, as well. I ordered a grilled cheese with tomato on rye (a special request despite all the yummy daily specials) – almost bit my fingers off it was so good. And I’m dreaming about their Tom’s Dirty Chai (with 2 shots of espresso) – I’ve begged my local baristas to make it for me but it just ain’t the same (sorry dudes).
As you can see, I firmly approve this place and hope you visit there soon!