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Ray's Cafe & Tea House - 7 Reviews - 141 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2410, Philadelphia, PA - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (215) 922-5122

Ray's Cafe & Tea House

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141 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2410
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Best

I head to Ray's whenever I'm in Philly for an out of the ordinary coffee and food experience. Try the dumpling sampler or one of the specials. The Iced Coffee is outstanding. I...

Worst

All reviews seem positive

A Neighborhood Gem 9/6/2010

Fred Provided by Partner
Had I not read favorable reviews, I would never have chanced visiting this small non-descript restaurant. But don't misunderstand my comment . . .... more

Great coffee 12/21/2007

Ray's has great coffee, even Blue Mountain coffee and Kona coffee, and all of them are delicious. The service is excellent, the people polite. The food is expensive, though and the cheapest of the coffees is $4 for one cup. more

Unique and interesting 9/13/2005

I head to Ray's whenever I'm in Philly for an out of the ordinary coffee and food experience. Try the dumpling sampler or one of the specials. The Iced Coffee is outstanding. If you're bored with the assembly line service and generic treats at Starbucks head to Rays. Pros: small size, china town more

not great 6/1/2005

I walked in with a very positive attitude but left having only had a fairly good cup of tea at an excellent cup-of-tea price. It's possible that my palate wasn't discerning enough to appreciate what they were offering. The atmosphere was interesting (bubbling contraptions at the counter) but a bit cool and sterile, not cozy. On the bright side, the tea presentation was impressive and the menu offered the customer access to some rare and exquisite coffees. Pros: nice presentation, friendly staff Cons: limited atmosphere, expensive more

Maybe I missed something? 5/25/2005

I'm apprehensive to be too critical, having been here only once, but my initial reaction is ""$8.50 for a cup of tea--what?!"". The presentation was nice, the service was pleasant, the interesting glass brewing contraptions (I think that's what they were, we didn't see them put to use) were a conversation topic. But beyond that...I'm not sure what other reviewers seemed to be so taken with about this place. The ($8.50) tea tasted...like tea, but I'm willing to admit that I might have a thing or two to learn about exceptional tea? Not sure. The iced capuccino was nothing special (at $5.50). I'm sorry Ray Pros: Unique?, Not Starbucks, I've now had $8 tea Cons: Expensive, Not a good value, Overpriced more

Best Coffee in Philly 6/15/2004

Ray's makes an amazing cup of coffee that is served with elegance! The service is always prompt, warm, and polite. The food is tasty and the desserts are wonderful. It is always a treat to introduce friends to this wonderful place. more

a nice place for a fancy cup o' joe 5/9/2003

Ray's is probably the best place for exotic coffee and tea within chinatown limits. It's a wonderful place for a first date as it is informal while portraying a slight elegance. Definately a favorite! Pros: Great Service, Great Coffee Cons: decent location more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Exotic coffee beans are carefully ground, combined with spring water and siphoned. A cup of Hawaiian Royal Kona can cost $8, but its intensely rich aroma is worth the splurge. As...

  • 6/29/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon. - Tue., Thu. 8:30am - 8pm;Wed. 8:30am - 6pm;Fri. 8:30am - 9pm;Sat. 11:30am - 9pm;Sun. CLOSED
  • Payments:

    Discover, American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City East, Center City
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