May 25, 2010 2

Arbol Cafe (Philadelphia)

By in 11: Philadelphia, Favorite Food Entries

Another favorite place of mine in Northern Liberties/Fish Town is Arbol Cafe, a small Paraguay cafe owned by a very friendly couple. It’s quietly tucked away on a side street, you can have a relax afternoon here sipping Yerba Mate Tea.

Arbol Cafe

The warm and homely interior is lovely!

Arbol Cafe

Arbol Cafe

The first time I was there, they just finished baking these chocolate chips cookies. A regular customer walked in and bought loads of them. They must be good then right?  I got one and BOY it’s SO GOOD! It taste perfectly homemade, the texture is chewy and melty with crispy surface. It’s not too buttery nor sweet either~~ I didn’t see them again the next few times I went.

Arbol Cafe

The Paraguay version of Sandwich de Lomito: soft roll, thin hand cut steak, turkey ham, broken egg, lettuce, tomato , cheese & mayo. It’s sorta the South American version of burger. Oh it’s so delicious! Simple, fresh and very tasty. The steak is tender and meaty~ How can something so simple be SO GOOD (yet you don’t find something like it often available, despite the ordinary ingredients)!

Arbol CafeArbol Cafe

I also tried the mate tea (not in photo), it taste very smokey. You can make multiple cups from one small bag.

Arbol Cafe

They also have a garden patio seatings. Low key, friendly and it’s not-just-another-coffee-house, I’d love to chill out here everyday. They played good music too (indie rock). I just love this area so much, there’s a  hip bowling alley nearby.

Arbol Cafe
209 Poplar Street, Philadelphia PA 19123

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2 Responses to “Arbol Cafe (Philadelphia)”

  1. tomoko says:

    ooh the chocolate chip cookie looks SOOO good!!
    looks almost like brownies ^p^

    and the sandwich looks so perfect too~~
    almost like a McD ad, but this is for real!! amazing!!

  2. Brohammas says:

    I’m sure the author meant “Homy” but I agree. One of my favorite places as well.