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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 Bali Bean Coffee Company. 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 catering all over center city Philadelphia. We offer distinctive catering services for corporate and private events.

Waterfront Gourmet always strives to serve organic, locally-sourced farm-fresh, and sustainable food whenever available.

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Our Menu

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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Since when did fast food become defined by greasy burgers and defrosted and reheated pizza? We live in an age where the idea of fast food conjures up mental images of processed chicken, and flash cooked patties and fries. It seems like so many in food service have given up the ghost and abandoned the search for fresh flavors to the convenience of salt and fat. If you’re thinking “I’m looking for fast food near me, but don’t want to go for the same burgers and fries I see on every corner,” then you’re in luck. Here at Waterfront Gourmet, we’re rethinking the entire concept of fast food. It shouldn’t just be fast. It should be fresh, flavorful and original,...

Bali Bean Coffee Company

Let's talk about Coffee!

At Waterfront Gourmet, every coffee bean we grind comes from Bali Bean Coffee Company. Bali Bean Coffee Company is committed to bringing delicious tastes of island living to your table. The coffee is responsibly grown on family farms in Bali, by local Bali farmers. 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 from Bali, Indonesia.

The Bali Bean Coffee that we serve is dark roasted and 100% Arabica Premium coffee beans from a local farm in Bali, Indonesia. Details include:
      • Dark Roast
      • 100% Arabica
      • USDA Organic
      • Rainforest Alliance certified
      • 100% Bali Coffee Beans

So, what does “Rainforest Alliance Certified” mean? A Rainforest Alliance Certified farm is one that complies with 10 standards set in place by the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN). These standards include ecosystem conservation, wildlife protection, and fair treatment and good working conditions for workers.

I was new to the world of coffee in 2014, but immediately I found myself drawn to creating the perfect artisan coffee. That desire pushed me to experiment for years with some of the best quality beans from some of the best-known growers on Earth. Until finally, I found the coffee beans that I had always been looking for. The beans were in my hometown, and birthplace in Bali. The farm that our beans come from are 100% Arabica, USDA organic and come from the best coffee farms in Bali, Indonesia. The place I call home.

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 always strive to serve organic, locally-sourced farm-fresh, and sustainable food whenever available.

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