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We Roast in Tiny Batches!

The cafe on a nice day

We are a one hundred per cent Philadelphia-metro operated business with dedicated, knowledgeable staff here to help you choose varieties, roasts, and brewing techniques. We roast only choice Arabica high grown coffee. We buy smartly so that you can drink well; our prices are among the lowest because we avoid the steps of using a commercial roaster and wholesaler. Our coffee is guaranteed to be the freshest available because we roast tiny batches. Phone calls and e-mails are welcome for orders, questions, and comments. Your order will be roasted and shipped within forty-eight hours, assuring freshness only available from this source.

Can I use UPS to ship to a P.O. Box?

UPS will only accept shipments to a valid street address.


Free shipping is available for orders over $40.00 to an individual postal address. Bulk coffee is exempt. This is calculated at the time of check out, when you select your shipping option. Check the special offers section for additional information and other values.

News & Events

April 9th • 12–2pm • FREE!
Presented by Old City Coffee, Brazil Cultural Center, and the Reading Terminal Market
You’re invited to our annual Brazilian espresso coffee sampling. A...

April 9 at 12:00 pm-2 pm.
The Reading Terminal Market

The perfect vessel for your iced coffee! Eye-catching red-top helps you locate your coffee in your workspace. 2.50•14 oz or 4.50•21 oz. or Small available packed six. Small made in France, large...

Join us at the Washington Square Affair June 10, 2015 7:30 p.m.
The event takes place in historic Washington Square.
This festive tented party benefits the beautification, maintenance...

June 10th
Washington Square

Sunday April 26, 3 p.m.
Tracy performs a variety of Gospel and Jazzy American Song Book selection on the keys.

Free with cafe purchase

Reading Terminal Market: We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Instacart, the only service that can deliver groceries from multiple local stores within an hour. Beginning later...

June 21 • 11am–close
Enjoy a 12 ounce ice coffee 1.00 a 1985 price!

Old City Coffee is 30 this year. RETRO day is part of a year long clebration

June 21 11 am to close
All OCC retail locations