This September, co-owners Anthony and Damon Mascieri will open the first expansion of their popular East Passyunk eatery in Center City, which is called Plenty Café Rittenhouse. The airy, bi-level coffee shop is moving into 1602 Spruce Street, a beautiful and historic building that offers plenty of seating and gorgeous architectural elements to gawk at. One of the coolest features of the breakfast experience is the multitude of hyper-local coffees that will be available to diners, like Rival Bros., La Colombe, and ReAnimator. And you early birds are covered, too, as Plenty Café will be open Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
While the menu isn't finalized yet, there will be ingredients and flavors from all over the world, covering a taste of cuisines from every corner of the globe. Some of the dishes and sandwiches available at opening are:
Pancetta Hash - With fried eggs, pancetta, potatoes, peppers and fontina cheese on a French roll.
Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal - With brown sugar and cinnamon.
Floripa Salad - Mixed greens with hearts of palm, Brazil nuts, grilled corn and mango vinaigrette.
Madrileño - Beef and chorizo meatballs with roasted poblano peppers, house saffron aioli and shaved Manchego cheese on toasted ciabatta.
Seoul - Bulgolgi style beef short ribs with house pickled daikon and cabbage, scallion and sriracha mayonnaise and cilantro on a pressed French roll.
Oslo - all-natural cold smoked salmon with fresh greens, tomato, lemon, roasted potatoes and a horseradish, caper and dill cream on toasted multigrain roll.
Istanbul - roasted eggplant with Middle Eastern spices, sautéed portabella mushrooms and onions and cac?k (Turkish tzatziki) on toasted ciabatta.
As an added bonus, everybody's favorite sexy chef, Jonathan Adams, is developing a signature sandwich that will incorporate flavors from his own Rival Bros. Coffee beans. Stay tuned for an opening date.