The long-in-the-works South Philly location of Rival Bros. opens today at 1100 Tasker Street, just off East Passyunk Avenue. This is Jonathan Adams and Damien Pileggi’s third coffee shop in three years.
Along with drip coffee and espresso, Rival Bros. serves single origin coffee brewed to order from beans roasted daily at the company’s roastery in Northeast Philly. Draft cold brews, nitro-brewed coffee, and loose-leaf teas are also available. To eat, there’s bread and baked goods from two carb stars: High Street on Market and Machine Shop Boulangerie, plus a short menu of sandwiches. Rounding out the food offerings is the Bedfordshire Clanger from East Passyunk Avenue’s British pie shop Stargazy. It’s a sausage roll wrapped in pastry and filled with coffee-spiced lamb on one side and red wine-poached pear jam on the other.
Ian Chapin of Edsel Co. designed the shop with a 1960s influence.
Adams and Pileggi starting selling Rival Bros. Coffee out of a food truck in 2011. They opened their first brick-and-mortar location, at 24th and Lombard, in spring 2014. This past spring they opened a larger shop at 1528 Spruce Street. Take a look inside their newest endeavor: