Just in time to keep us fueled-up during the darkest days of the year, a new coffee shop is opening its doors on the Avenue this morning. Jennifer Santore and her aunt, Valerie, will run Ground Up at 1926 East Passyunk Avenue. The site was most recently home to Vin Cafe.
Jennifer grew up with family in the hospitality industry and attended culinary school with the goal of someday becoming a small business owner. With deep roots in South Philly, she found there was no better place to open an establishment of her own than along the Avenue.
Ground Up will be open daily from 7 am – 3 pm serving coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, along with pastries and bagels from Rockland Bakery out of New York, where Jennifer’s uncle works. With Jennifer’s background in cooking, she plans to expand the menu over time.
The coffee shop will seat about 24 and has window counter seats with charging stations so you don’t have to awkwardly crawl under a neighbor’s table to plug in your laptop. So swing by Ground Up this week on your way to work or while shopping along the Avenue and welcome Jennifer to the neighborhood.
1926 East Passyunk Avenue
Open Daily, 7 am – 3 pm