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 PHILLY is BYOB & does not accept reservations

Off-Site Catering

On-Site Catering


Cafe lift offers delivery

Who wouldn't love a cafe lift gift card?

 Monday - Sunday: 9am to 3pm

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catering & events

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

Host your event with us!

Or call our on-site catering line: 267-684-5045

We offer a variety of off-site catering options - visit our catering menu and contact us for more information. 

Love Brunch? Join Our Team!

Cafe lift is now hiring for our Narberth location

Who we are: 13th Street Kitchens is a huge family of talented food fanatics. Built around four separate locations, the thing that brings them all together is a passion for food, beverage, and hospitality. Established in 2003 by Michael & Jeniphur Pasquarello on a somewhat organic but hard fought journey, the family now spans the city of Philadelphia. 


Who you are: We're looking for people with a passion for the restaurant industry to bring their unique set of skills to both front & back of house positions. 

Ideal candidates should:
-Possess a passion and drive for the food service industry
-Be dedicated and value punctuality
-Be a team player
-Have experience working in a fast paced environment
-Have ability to multitask
-Be available for day/night & weekend work

To apply for a position at Cafe Lift Narberth or any of 13th Street Kitchens locations: 

  • First, tell us about you

  • Next, let us know what positions are you interested in applying for/hearing more about

  • Then, what is your availability

  • Don't forget to attach a resume