Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books, Philadelphia

As my trip back home to Philly continues, so does my bookstore tour. Next on the list: Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books in the city’s historic Mount Airy section.

As the sign states, you will find coffee, tea, and other delicious goods alongside books and bookish items (e.g. tote bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts). Lil’ man found a book for himself to carry home.


What makes this cafe special is that it’s black-owned and some of its proceeds stand to serve its surrounding community. Also, most of the books offered for sale highlights marginalized voices (e.g. black, LGBTQA, women).

Prices are reasonable for indie bookstores. T-shirts and bags run about twenty-five dollars (may be expensive for some, but remember the cafe serves its community, so shelling out extra is not a hard choice). Books are your stand pricing, which is determined by either paperback or hardback.

Take a taste of its baked goods and coffees. Being a tea person, I partook in some Earl Grey and my soul rested.

If you’re ever in Philly or in the Mount Airy section, visit Uncle Bobbie for some food for your soul.


Author: Crafty Scribbles

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