A bright corner coffee spot plays great tunes and dishes out coffee, healthy sandwiches, and new and used vinyl records. Perfectly named after the holder for coffee cream and records, Milkcrate Cafe never disappoints me in my duel hunt for java and jams.
Records are everywhere. The walls are coated in rows of vinyl, and the tables are resin coated with them. I prefer to sip my cappuccino on their comfy orange couch, or if I am in the mood, flip through the collections of vinyl in the basement. Rare records, everyday hits, and all genres in between are scattered about for patrons to browse.
Milkcrate serves La Colombe coffee and pastries from Philly’s Le Bus. They also have morning and afternoon sandwiches with clever names based on musicians like “The Notorious E.G.G.” A popular morning sandwich is the Bagella Fitzgerald which has cream cheese, tomato, cucumber, and avocado with a dash of sea salt. Another good choice is the Chocolate Elvis toasted croissant which is stuffed with peanut butter, Nutella, and bananas. Milkcrate also has weekend breakfast and brunch specials.