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Rival Bros Coffee to open in former Chiarella’s Ristorante location at 11th and Tasker

Pretty soon East Passyunk Avenue will have a new spot to grab a cup of joe.

Rival Bros Coffee, the Philly-based custom coffee roasters with a shop at 24th and Lombard, will soon be joining Black and Brew, Chhaya and others on the avenue in serving coffee. This shop is set to open in the former¬†Chiarella’s Ristorante location at 11th and Tasker.

Expect to see a similar setup to the Lombard Street location. Rival Bros will be serving pastries from High Street on Market and house-made toasts and sandwiches from co-owner, Jonathan Adams.

Chiarella’s closed in this location across from the Singing Fountain back in June of 2015. Rival Bros will be joining soon-to-open Perla, Gennaro’s, Noord and others in the area.

Owners Adams and Damien Pileggi are working on renovations at the shop and according to their social media posts about this new location, plan to open “within the coming months.”¬†

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11 Responses to Rival Bros Coffee to open in former Chiarella’s Ristorante location at 11th and Tasker

  1. Doc April 21, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    That’s 3 coffee shops in that one diagonal block between Tasker and Dickinson. I’m never going to sleep again.

    • Doc April 21, 2016 at 9:29 am #

      Not including Essen, which I think I will try right now!

      • tjt April 21, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

        and potentially another at 12th and annin. I wouldn’t be surprised if one closes due to competition. As long as it isn’t Essen (THAT BABKA!) or Rival’s (I’m a fan of the 23rd st location), I’ll be ok.

    • tor April 21, 2016 at 9:31 am #

      But only one of them is a third wave coffee shop. This will be a huge improvement and great addition to the neighborhood!

      • Lou_100x April 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

        Agree with tor. Plus this is on Tasker, major foot traffic to/from the sub.

  2. Lou_100x April 21, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    What?! I thought Chiarella’s was going to re-open?!!

    • Albert Stumm April 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

      They said they wanted to, but the plan was always to reopen somewhere else.

      • Lou_100x April 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

        Perhaps you should contact them for a follow-up?

  3. anon April 22, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    The B2 building was listed for sale a while ago so they probably knew this was coming for a while.

  4. Brian M. April 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    Pretty cool news. I wonder how they will utilize the small frontage on Passyunk

  5. Joey DeVeetz May 3, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    Did PARC acquire this property? if so hopefully they put some money into that awful looking front!

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