4. Ultimo Coffee — Philadelphia from America's 50 Best Coffee Shops (Slideshow)

America's 50 Best Coffee Shops (Slideshow)

Jane Bruce

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4. Ultimo Coffee — Philadelphia

What makes Ultimo tick — and brings in Philadelphians in flocks? Simplicity. Considered a standard bearer of coffee nationally, Ultimo makes a beautiful cup, has killer customer service, and a relaxed, charming atmosphere. 

“It’s about a good cup of coffee and a good atmosphere in which to enjoy it,” co-owner Aaron Ultimo put it simply in an interview. “In the end, I love the people in and around the industry, and I love the coffee that I get to drink every day.”