Res Ipsa Cafe
Daytime cafe & Southern Italian dinner
Cafe · Rittenhouse Square · $
Fishtown moves to Rittenhouse with this all-day cafe and restaurant from the folks behind Stock and ReAnimator Coffee. Minimalist digs house a kitchen that turns out pastries, hand pies and parfaits in the AM, anchovy-topped Caesars and eggplant sandwiches in the afternoon and an evening menu of Southern Italian small plates and pastas.
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hours Open Today · 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
location 2218 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA phone +1 267-519-0329 website directions Get Directions
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Amazing how this small, unassuming coffee shop transforms at night into a gourmet restaurant. I really enjoy that, because despite the high quality meal, the place maintains a laid-back, unfussy atmosphere. My friends and I did the tasting menu for $50, which got us several small dishes, and an entree to share. The food was delicious, but I do wish that for the entree, there were more choices than chicken or fish (especially because there was a vegetarian in the group). Would still recommend. The space is small, so you definitely need a reservation.
Whitney Golden · January 7, 2018
Delightful find! Small space, but super friendly staff (in a non obtrusive way) and delicious breakfast sandwiches. The breakfast potatoes alone are worth the trip. Glad my buddy introduced me to the place - I will be back!
Matt Lichtenwalner · January 27, 2018
Food was beyond delicious. The chef's tasting menu is definitely the way to go. Especially noticable was the cauliflower; flavours were spectacular to say the least. Highly recommended!
Willie Swei · January 22, 2018