In 2003, Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello opened Café Lift, housed in a historic, refurbished factory along 13th Street in Philadelphia’s Callowhill neighborhood.

Many years later, they are still serving brunch to the crowds, seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu evolves seasonally and all ingredients are sourced from responsible growers, and hyper-locally whenever possible. Café Lift proudly serves quality coffee drinks, expertly prepared with beans by local roasters Rival Bros. The open, post-industrial space also hosts private events during the evening when the chefs of 13th Street Kitchens, its parent restaurant group, collaborate on special menus spanning various cuisines.


(215) 922-3031



428 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123



7 days a week 8am–3pm

Cafe Lift is BYOB & does not currently accept reservations

Off-Site Catering

On-Site Catering

or call our dedicated on-site catering line: 215-995-2403


Coming Soon: Cafe Lift Narberth! Click here to read more about our progress!