South Street Starbucks

Free WiFi With A View On Philly’s South Street

The floor to ceiling windows, towering second floor and overlook of an ever changing, completely offbeat neighborhood are what got the Starbucks on 4th and South Streets in Philadelphia a place on our grandiose list for…

Free WiFi With A View In Philadelphia, Pa…

Starbucks is Starbucks you might be thinking, but die hard coffee drinkers and people watchers all over the globe would have to disagree. There are a wide variety of reasons why one Starbucks could trump another, especially in terms of inspiration.

Why We Love It

Over the course of a decade, South Street has transitioned from a struggling empire to a bustling mecca, from a deserted wasteland to a nerve racking tourist trap and it can be all of these things, depending on which day you wind up there. Grab a window seat on the second floor and peer out into the sea of merchants and shoppers. Expect the unexpected. This is where you’ll likely find your plot twist.

What’s The Atmosphere?

Dare we say caffeinated? Minimalistic and motivational, there’s simply no denying the impact of a classic, sleek, modern Starbucks interior. The walls and walkways echo a refreshing green. The drinks maintain a ring of familiarity. And then there’s the view…

What’s The View?

High fashion meets garage glam at a window seat near you. For inexplicable reasons, the entire scene from the upstairs window reminds of us Kurtis Blow’s throwback single “Eight Million Stories”. If the eclectic combination of old school hip hop and new age coffee gets your creative juices running, this is where you want to be. Check out the video below to see how South Street occasionally breaks out into song:

Where To Cop A Thinking Spot

Any corner hugging booth on the second floor is an ideal place to sit back and reflect here at Philadelphia’s South Street Starbucks. Great for the solo, brooding author and also ideal for a frugal first date. Did you know— Starbucks was voted a top ten date spot by the millenial generation?

About The Quote At The Top Of This Page

If you are intrigued by literature, urban landscapes and old school hip hop, you’ll find a good balance of all three in Chuck D’s riveting semi-autobiographical novel ” Fight The Power: Rap, Race and Reality “. Between the pages of this noteworthy novel sits the history of hip hop culture as told from one of its pioneering voices.


The Details

Your Creative Journey Starts Here

Warm food and unexpectedly late hours set the tone for this moonlit city coffee shop and for the price of a piping cup of joe, you can plug in and pump out your latest masterpiece. The South Street Starbucks is located on the corner of 4th and South in the heart of Philly’s one and only South Street district. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 am until 10 pm, Friday from 5 am until midnight, Sat from 5:30 am until midnight and Sunday from 5:30 am until 10:30 pm. Refer to the map below for directions and to their website for products and prices. Some benefits to stopping past include:

  • Piping hot coffee
  • Elevated vantage point
  • Situated inside of a major shopping hub

Insider Tip— There’s a parking lot behind an elementary school just a few blocks from here. It’s one of the few places in the city where you might be able to park for free without getting towed. If you want to play it safe though, we suggest you try to bargain park or, even better, bring a bike.

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