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This New Café In Manayunk Doubles As An Art Gallery & It’s An Absolute Urban Oasis

Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

This New Café In Manayunk Doubles As An Art Gallery & It’s An Absolute Urban Oasis

Artesano Café & Bistro in Manayunk is an art & coffee lover’s leafy paradise!

Tucked away in Manayunk, Artesano Café and gallery offers a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of Philly. Linked to the Artesano Gallery just across the Main Line, this new café is the perfect spot in which to stop by and smell the flowers, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some local artworks.

A bistro meets art gallery meets greenhouse garden, Artesano is a total must-try if you’re looking for a quiet spot in which to relax, especially if you’re an art and gardening enthusiast. Grab a cup of coffee and a freshly baked pastry and head over to their sun-drenched courtyard to enjoy a peaceful afternoon surrounded by all kinds of blossoming plants (which are all up for sale, by the way).

If you’re more of an art junky, you cannot forget to check out Artesano’s adjacent gallery. Easily accessed through the giant wooden door in the cafe, Artesano Gallery is home to countless works of art, all crafted by their own Master Metalworker artisans. These are also available for purchase along with other metalworks that you’ll find spread out across the café itself.

Also on sale at the café, you’ll find plenty of hand-blown glass vases, home decor, and other trinkets which make for super original gifts. And if you’re in the search for new furniture, you’ll be happy to know that all of Artesano’s furniture has been made by their own Iron Works artisans are also available for purchase.

But if a cup of coffee and a bite is all you desire, rest assured Artesano will also provide those. On their menu, you’ll find plenty of yummy bites to satisfy your every craving such as Cheesesteak spring rolls, Jumbo Lump Asian Nachos and grilled artichokes on toasted focaccia as well as your usual sweet treats like blondies, brownies, and carrot cake.

Artesano Café also serves ReAnimator Coffee, a local coffee roaster in Philadelphia that is dedicated to supporting and sustaining the hard work of the communities and families whose livelihoods depend on the planting, harvesting and processing of coffee.

Artesano Café opens 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. It requires no reservations and the courtyard and café have plenty of seating space in which to nuzzle up with a cup of joe. But if there happens to be no seating, make sure to check out their statue garden across the street for additional outdoor seating!

See also: This Tee-rrific New Bar Is Now Open For Dine-In & Mini-Golf In Francisville 

Practical information

Tues - Wed, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thurs - Sat, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun, 8 a.m. - 5 `p.m.

[Featured image: Facebook / Artesano Café]