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WATERFRONT GOURMET

We are Center City Philadelphia’s favorite spot for inspired twists on deli-style sandwiches, delicious signature salads, gourmet paninis and distinctive coffee by illy. We began our journey with our first location in 2014, and we now have 4 cafes in the downtown Philadelphia area, including our latest cafe at Dilworth Plaza (across from City Hall). Our food is always freshly prepared, and we keep our menu fresh too, by making sure it’s constantly evolving. If you’d like to take the Gourmet experience off of the Waterfront, we deliver all over Philadelphia through GrubHub and Uber Eats. We also offer distinctive catering services for corporate and private events.

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Always Fresh, Always Awesome!

At Waterfront Gourmet we think of our menu as a living thing. It’s in a constant state of evolving and improving. Every time you come in, we want you to see your old favorite on the menu, as well as something new to try. Check out our gourmet menu to see what’s new!

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illy Coffee

Let's talk about illy Coffee!

At Waterfront Gourmet, every coffee bean we grind comes from Italian coffee institution, illy. A family business since 1933, illy coffees are blended from arabica beans sourced from all around the globe. Illy has been awarded a Responsible Supply Chain Certification, to recognize its commitment to sustainability, and it’s ethical relationships with its coffee growers. The beans are packaged in steel canisters, and pressurized with an inert gas rather than air, to preserve maximum freshness. When you order an espresso, americano, or a black cup of joe at Waterfront Gourmet, you know it was brewed with the finest, freshest, responsibly sourced ingredients.

illycaffè (branded as illy) is an Italian coffee roasting company that specializes in the production of espresso. The company was founded by Francesco Illy in 1933 and was later led and expanded by his son Ernesto Illy. Today, Andrea Illy is the Chairman, representing the third generation of family leadership, and Massimiliano Pogliani is the CEO.

About Hanna

I was born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, where I studied food and hospitality. In 2001 I immigrated to the U.S. to immerse myself in the diverse food culture, and to pursue my dream. I’ve worked in the food industry to hone my craft ever since. Waterfront Gourmet is a passion of mine and a dream that became reality in early 2014. My vision for Waterfront Gourmet is to maintain an atmosphere of comfort – merging the elements of a cozy cafe, with top-quality deli cuisine. I strive to make sure that every sandwich I make takes something familiar and presents it to you in a new and exciting way. The combination of my technique and passion stirs together to create deli favorites that are a delicate blend of old and new. My menu will never be finished. Instead it’s always evolving and changing as I hone and perfect my craft. I hope you’ll come down, and have a bite with me.

Thank you!

Hanna Kogan

LOCATIONS

waterfront gourmet university city

UNIVERSITY CITY

3131 WALNUT STREET
(THE LEFT BANK)
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
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CALL: 267-308-5108

Mon – Fri: — 7am – 8pm
Sat – Sun: — 8am – 8pm

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PENN’S LANDING

5 N COLUMBUS BLVD
(PENN’S LANDING)
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106
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CALL: 267-227-1994

Mon – Fri: — 7am – 8pm
Sat – Sun: — 8am – 8pm

Waterfront Gourmet Roberts Center at CHOP

ROBERTS CENTER

2716 SOUTH ST
(ROBERTS CENTER)
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19146
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CALL: 267-797-2467

Mon – Fri: — 7am – 6pm
Sat – Sun: — closed

Waterfront Gourmet Cafe Dilworth Plaza

DILWORTH PLAZA

1414 South Penn Square
(DILWORTH PLAZA)
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19102
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CALL: 267-758-2383

Mon – Fri: — 7am – 8pm
Sat – Sun: — 8am – 8pm