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 roasted beans created by the owner and a local roaster. 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 PHILLY is BYOB & does not accept reservations


Cafe lift offers delivery

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 Monday - Sunday: 9am to 3pm

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Brunch is our motto by day, but by night the Café transforms into the perfect space for events catered by any of our four locations!

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