Best of the River Wards 2012: Best Coffee Shop

Win­ner: Cof­fee House Too at 2514 E. York St.


Cof­fee House Too is all about the ex­tras.

De­r­ick War­ren, own­er of the cof­fee house that’s called the Fishtown area home for about a year and a half, said cus­tom­ers get a com­pli­ment­ary mimosa with every break­fast or­der on the week­ends, and a free glass of wine with every lunch sand­wich.

Not to men­tion that any lucky dogs that come in with their own­ers will snag a slice of ba­con.

“No mat­ter how busy it is, we treat each per­son like they are num­ber one,” War­ren said.

One of the cof­fee house’s best sellers, he said, is the “Hangover Ho­agie,” a three-egg mon­ster sand­wich sure to tackle any morn­ing blues with ched­dar, hash browns, gar­lic but­ter and choice of meat on a long roll.

The cof­fee house also makes its own potato chips as well as smooth­ies, pro­tein shakes and spe­cialty drinks in ad­di­tion to cof­fee.

Though the cof­fee shop only of­fers takeout, cus­tom­ers hang out and chow down at tables on the shop’s side­walk.

War­ren said he and his staff truly care about keep­ing Cof­fee House Too a friendly place.

“We’re all dys­func­tion­al, there’s no cliques,” he said. “We’re all real.”

Vis­it Cof­fee House Too on­line at cof­fee­ and call at (267) 324-5888.

-Mi­kala Jam­is­on

Run­ner Up: Rock­et Cat Cafe at 2001 Frank­ford Ave. 

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