A few months ago, brothers Anthony and Damon Mascieri closed the East Passyunk Ave. Plenty location for renovations. Next Friday, November 13, the café will reopen, this time under the "new model" they hope to expand to their other locations across the city.
"We wanted to create a fresh and new take on the large gran cafes in Europe where you are able to have excellent coffee and breakfast in the morning and then come back later for a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail and some delicious small plates. The idea is to offer inspired food and a full bar but make it casual and approachable to everyone."
The new Plenty will have a full bar, including six draft beers, and wines galore — many of which that will be available on draft, with a 25 oz. carafe option to boot. In addition, the café will carry an extensive by-the-bottle beer selection. The premise of their bar program seems to be quite similar to that of their cafe — globally inspired, authentic and nuanced, with an ode to specific cultures and regions around the world.
The new menu includes a Bites & Boards section (think marinated olives, cheeses, house charcuterie, etc.), a Toasts section made with Alex Bois's (High Street on Market) Anadama bread, and many other updated selections.
Liquor, beer, and wine will be offered at Plenty's Rittenhouse location starting next week, but with a more limited menu. Stay tuned for menu updates and interior shots—and don't forget to keep an eye out for the Queen Village location, construction is well on its way.