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 - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 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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In all honesty of I could give Res Ipsa 4.5 stars I would. This is a very cozy restaurant when you come for dinner. We unfortunately had to wait for the party we were to be seated after to Friday as they really took their time. Don't get me wrong I think that proper timing of a meal to maximize enjoyment is important, but these ladies were rudely slow. Other than that the staff were delightful and accommodating with the food choices and splitting the pasta dishes and they were fine just right with wonderful flavors. The octopus we had was also very good as were the desserts. Would go again and if you're so inclined bring your own wine, beer, etc.
Millie Kwan · May 11, 2018
The breakfast sandwich was really tasty - salt - pepper - ketchup needed. It might seem a little pricey for egg on an English muffin, but each component is so well executed it's worth it. My mocha was just flavorful enough - I don't like it very sweet. I'll definitely return to try lunch.
Lily de la Torre · April 27, 2018
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