Greenstreet Coffee Roasters is a tiny shop at the corner of 11th and Spruce, but with high ceilings and some quirky design flourishes it feels nice and airy, with big beautiful windows that look out onto shady Spruce street. Greenstreet is a roaster first, coffeeshop second, so they take their coffee very seriously, and it shows. They have Nitro on tap, and a deep earthy cold brew that really slaps you upside the face. Greenstreet sells a handful of pastries and bananas, but it's pretty much just coffee here. This is good for coffeesnobs, but not as great for people who like to sit and worry in coffee shops (ahem). The indoor tables are tiny enough that I think it's more accurate to call them 1-tops, not 2-tops. There are a few tables outside that are larger if you want to work, or sit across from someone and chat.
Unique to Greenstreet (as far as I know) is the awesome free pamphlets they offer that tell you how to make coffee with various different apparati. Even if you think you know how to make coffee (walk to coffee shop, order, pay, tip) these are useful and beautifully designed pamphlets that are worth picking up.
What I worry about at Greenstreet: Parking. Usually I walk or ride my bike but in this case I'm here to pick up something huge, and have the car parked across the street. The entire time I drink my coffee I stare at my car, and at the meter maid walking up and down the street. I have paid for 28 minutes of parking, but it's making me nervous to watch other people get tickets. Also, I worry about how much I need to get done during the day, how much I can accomplish after the errand and if I should be trying to get something done in the 10 minutes I'm drinking my coffee.
Address: 1101 Spruce St, Philadelphia PA 19107
Hours: M-F 6-8, Sa 7-8, Su 8-8
Seating: 6-8 tiny tables inside with benches, 3-4 larger tables outside