Before there was One Shot Coffee there was Northern Liberties, a Philadelphia neighborhood which in 2005 reminded then-Brooklyn resident Melissa Baruno of her own young and bustling stomping grounds. Since her early days as a barista, she’d dreamed of starting a coffee shop of her own. Coffee has always been her love—from the great conversations she’d shared over many a cup to the community of rad people always forged by a good cafe—and it was in No Libs that Melissa found the place where she could finally set up a coffee shop that felt like home.
Since our early incarnation along Liberties Walk, things in the ‘hood have grown—a lot. So has One Shot. Our new digs on the corner of American and George (just around the corner from the original spot) opened in 2010, offering One Shot’s dedicated denizens more of everything: space, food and ambiance if you will. Local interior designers SLDesign created the coziest, most down-home coffee shop you could ever leave your living room for, filling our two levels with comfortable nooks and crannies along with beautiful vintage touches. One Shot’s custom-made wood coffee bar, built by Manayunk-based Workerman Gallery & Studios, is the perfect baristas’ fortress. Here we prepare drinks from our drink menu, featuring our Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ house blend, and help you pick from our delicious brunch menu, full of seasonal ingredients and new approaches to many old brunch favorites.
Built by the neighborhood and for the neighborhood, we are determined to give back to you by serving only the best coffee and food fare.