Tria Cafe - Rittenhouse Square

BA SCORE
95
world-class

92 Ratings
Tria Cafe - Rittenhouse SquareTria Cafe - Rittenhouse Square
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

123 S 18th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103-5126
United States

(215) 972-8742 | map
triacafe.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
68
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 68
Reviews by jim102864:
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3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

A small cafe that I'd read about on BA. Very clean, contemporary feel. Not at all what you'll get in the two other Belgian bars in town. Narrow space with a short bar seating maybe six. Roughly a dozen or so Belgian bottles and a mix of about six Belgian and micro taps. Their focus is clearly on minimal stocks of quality beer and cheese. No other food to be had here. Very much a niche bar that could only survive in an upscale area in a big city like Philly. Go there with deep pockets. Nice spot if you've got the time before dinner for a few drinks. Very efficient and friendly service. Nice Itlain meat/cheese combo. Can't precisely recall what type of meat and cheese I tried, but both tasted great. A tad too trendy and 20-something-yuppie for my taste, but still worth a visit and perhaps a repeat visit for me.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

The Tria empire is now getting mighty sizable, but go back a bunch of years and it was only this little cafe, located in a busy stretch of 18th street a block away from Rittenhouse Square.

There is not much room inside, so it is nice to seat outside when the weather is nice. Service is very good, as you'd expect from the Tria group, and the beverage selection is good but not as great as in the nearby Taproom (although I shouldn't compare, I know, but I'm spoiled by the Taproom's awesomeness).

They divide their menu in "Invigorating", "Profound", "Friendly" and other pretty words. My only complaint is that they throw everything together, so it can be hard to distinguish the drafts from the bottles from the cans.

You'll find easy stuff from Lagunitas, Troegs or Sierra on tap here, with a couple of interesting bottles. But nothing too rare or super interesting.

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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3.61/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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Tria Cafe - Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA
4.3 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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