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Cafe Lift

428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3616
+1 215-922-3031
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3616
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Reviews (81)
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend and it was fun and good not great Nice staff, industrial funky motif Had eggs and one blue berry pancake I would recommend but not be a regular

Thank Luckydog17
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Great service, reasonable and delicious. We'll definitely visit next time I'm in town. Yum!

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Actually went to Lift Cafe, twice in one week, while staying in Philly. The location feels a bit rough, but once inside, the urban decor is married with truly, the most delicious breakfast dishes I have had in decades. The servers are all super friendly,...More

Thank BarbaraEK
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for breakfast during a weekday. Only a few people inside. Yes, the lemon ricotta pancakes are great. However, service is horrible. Our waiter seemed like she was lost and delusional. I watched another waiter come in from outside,straight from off his bike and started...More

Thank seetheworldb4ureyes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We were visiting from out of town and friends suggested Lift. It was cozy and interesting. The food was amazing! My husband got a risotto crab cakes benedict which blew his mind. SO good, like unbelievably good! I had a fritatta that was on special...More

Thank Laney H
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this hidden gem.... the menu itself is diverse and the specials are always well chosen. I stick with the SSS - soup, sandwich, salad combo-- only 10.00 and always filling. Also, it's byob!

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Your table will be so crowded with food, you'll be groaning when you push away, because you don't have enough room to eat their delectable challah French toast or their savory eggs. The wait staff are the epitome of grunge hipster and very attentive. It's...More

Thank Mohana R
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The cafe is a pretty nice place (although a bit dark and stuffy) with good vibes and a mixed crowd, but the food was just ok. There weren't many vegetarian options but I got some toast and then a waffle. The dishes are not super...More

Thank karolina_x
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting Philadelphia again and met a friend for brunch at Cafe Lift. Excellent once again. Breakfast burrito was large and beautifully done. My special tostada was a great mix of flavors, well balanced with over easy eggs that were cooked with properly runny yolks. And...More

Thank NYC_wanderer
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here for breakfast during our stay in Philadelphia. The food was terrific! My wife got blueberry pancakes with eggs and I got French toast with fresh fruit (blueberries, bananas, strawberries) Service was lagging but was acknowledged by the manager and...More

Thank David B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3616
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-3031
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