Three Monkeys Cafe opened its doors on August 25th 2005. Started by Ed Mcdonald, Mike McDonald and Gavin Wolfe, these three Northeast Philly residents revitalized the former Torresdale Antiques building across from Torresdale Train Station and hand built an olde-city style restaurant complete with a hand carved, turn of the century restored bar. This antique piece of history was salvaged from an old Kennsington tap room known as Phelix’s Cafe located off of Jasper St. and Lehigh Ave. The back-bar was taken apart in pieces, sanded, rebuilt and restored to its original form. The old marble on the face of the front-bar was removed, cleaned and shaped to now contour the top of the bar. The wood-work that was found underneath is a must see! The interior of the restaurant is that of an old Philadelphia public house. Black and white photos of olde-Philly and the East Torresdale area compliment some very unique hand shaped woodwork. The back part of the restaurant has a bit more of an artistic feel with some Salvadore Dali classics. Some humorous and mind teasing artwork aligns the hallways and bathrooms.