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Cafe Ole

) #196 of 3,615 Restaurants in Philadelphia £ American, Cafe,
147 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1914
+1 215-627-2140
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good39%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
147 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1914
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been to Cafe Ole many times. The food is mediocre and I am likely not to return. I think it is a little over priced for the quality. The salad wasn't as fresh as I expected and the place doesn't look as clean...More

Thank QuakerTruth
Reviewed 2 January 2017

After a really disappointing dinner around the corner, I came to this café because I was still hungry and didn't want to wake up in the middle of the night with my stomach rumbling for more food. I wish I had come in here for...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The coffee here is perfect and delicious. The French toast was thick and delicious. When I visit my sister in Philly, we have to go here regularly!

Thank Jefty2013
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stopped in here for a brief business meeting. Enjoyed some coffee and a snack. Friendly service, tasty Mediterranean fare at fair prices, especially for this part of town. Convenient to Market Street and some of the nearby tourist attractions if you're passing through. Funky crowd...More

Thank SanNic44
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Ah...the shashuka! The espresso drinks, ice teas , salads and sandwiches are good but what brings it home for me is the Mediterranean platter and the shashuka! The shashuka is the best I have had!

Thank Hsueh-Lun, Alle... L
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food - service also good - price reasonable - goat salad excellent; a little too warm - room that is - no soup - tuna salad sandwich very good

Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Our party of six adults dined at Cafe Ole, 147 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia PA, after a July 2016 visit to the National Constitution Center. It was a short walk from the museum, and the Mediterranean-style restaurant came highly recommended. The food was fresh, excellently...More

Thank Joe_Zlomek
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I loved this cafe... ate here every morning during our visit. Both the lox bagels and whitefish salad we're delicious & perfect lattes. Cafe Ole made me wish I lived in old city Philly.

Thank SaraA2
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to Old City (have been living in this city for 10 years) and have yet to find a cafe as unique as this. The food is fresh, made on premise and has a unique Mediterranean spin. The coffee and iced green tea...More

Thank JT F
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Having once been gotten very ill from a Texas restaurant's idea of tuna salad, I have been loathe to order any, even though I love it. I make a great tuna salad at home. But there are exceptions to that rule. Cafe Ole in Philly...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1914
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-2140
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