With the newly opened Queen Village location, Plenty Cafe continues to impress with its modern take on cafes all over the world. Owners Damon and Anthony Mascieri are very proud of their travel inspired menu, and have based menu selections off of national and international locations that they have traveled to throughout their lifetime. Anthony realized his love for food and states that he always dabbled in cooking different cuisines with his own flair. His brother Damon, worked with him to find a perfect location where these culinary works could be enjoyed by all.

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With that came Plenty Café, with locations in East Passyunk and Rittenhouse. The original location is in the food focused & energetic neighborhood of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia at 1710 E. Passyunk Ave. The second location is in the Rittenhouse neighborhood in the heart of center city at 1602 Spruce St. If you have a travel bug, Plenty Cafe will deliver with its focus on the European model where specialty coffee, hand crafted food and a full bar are all available at all times.

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Plenty Cafe specializes in handcrafted, high quality gourmet food and use natural, organic and local ingredients. Their partnerships with suppliers are treasured, and they share the same goal and vision of offering the highest quality products that are grown or raised in a sustainable and responsible manner. Therefore, Plenty Cafe is able to provide the finest ingredients in their dishes with focus on taste, presentation, and of course, the pairing of a great cocktail or European spirit. Freshness is critical, and they pride themselves on having their consumers know where their food comes from, as well as how it is grown and raised.  With plans of seasonal changes to their menu, Plenty Cafe will present new and heartier options, yet they will always continue to bring together coffee and cocktails. Plenty Cafe has the same amount of attention and focus on their coffee and cocktails. Their full service specialty coffee bar serves craft coffee beverages using an exclusive blend of beans from local roaster Square One Coffee Roasters. Plenty Cafe bakes most of their coffee bar treats and pastries in-house and offer various internationally inspired baked items and French pastries.

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Amongst Plenty Cafes universal menu selections, patrons enjoy some menu items in particular that co-owner Anthony is extremely proud of. Of some of the smaller bites and boards, the Kimchi Deviled Eggs are a top seller. It is no question that they are such a hit, as they are delightfully presented with Pork belly, Gochujang, green onion. Other delicious options for smaller appetites include the Avocado Toast with Queso fresco, grilled corn, pickled onion, cilantro, and lime, and their Marinated Olives and Smoked Almonds.

For dinner, Plenty Cafe offers some evening items that can be selected anytime after 5pm. The Beet Salad is a colorful choice on this part of the menu that is similar to a work of art. It is presented with house made ricotta, fennel, pistachios, and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. Most famous is their hearty Chicken Pot Pie with mixed vegetables, peas, cranberries, and baked with a crispy, puff pastry. The Lamb Meatballs are the pot pie’s biggest competitor, served in tomato sauce, harissa glazed carrots, Israeli couscous, and mint.

Plenty Cafe has a variety of sandwich selections for lunch and dinner. These include the New Orleans with house smoked spicy tasso ham, green apple, g jam, and gruyere in a demo-baguette, and the Barcelona with serrano ham, chorizo cantimpalo, Mahón cheese, tomato, arugula, and roasted red pepper aioli in a demo-baguette. Both of these bread-based masterpieces were awarded Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly.

 

Cocktails and coffee are everything at Plenty Cafe, showing off selections of spirits that can be found in Italy, France, Spain, and more. The bar program is nicely balanced between wine, beer and cocktails and they feature a wide selection of aperitivi and digestive. These classic aromatized wines and spirits are staples of cafe culture in Europe. They are served traditionally and mirror the serving style in their particular country. The beer and wine menus pair exceptionally well with their multinational menu.

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Some of these pleasant libations include cocktails such as the Byrrh It Up  with Comte de Bucques Brut, Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Byrrh Grand Quinquina, rhubarb bitters, and orange. Aperitivi varietals include the Campari from Italy which is made with bitters, orange peel, and Chinotto 7. This classic red bitter from Italy that helped define aperitif culture. There is also the Lillet from France which is made with orange and honey. This classic French aperitif is made from Bordeaux white varietals. Digestivi selections are served neat such as the vegetal Cynar and the juicy Luxardo Maraschino.

Happy Hour is also offered from 5-7pm including $3 off all Tap Wine, $2 off all Tap Beer, $2 off Apertivi, $6 Sangria, $6 Kimchi Deviled Eggs, $3 off all Toasts, and $3 Olives and Smoked Almonds.

Take advantage of Tap Wine Tuesdays offered from 8pm-close with $3 off glasses and $10 off carafes of domestic and international wines, as well as $4 off cheese and charcuterie. Plenty Cafe provides delivery service through Caviar. They do not offer reservations at this time. However, with their 54 seats in Queens Village, we’re sure you’ll be able to find a seat inside and in the warmer months they’ll offer an additional 28 seats outside so you can experience the global delights of this Philadelphia culinary gem.

 

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