After a productive morning at Menagerie Coffee with Victoria, we took a midday break and walked over to Bodhi Coffee for Productivity Part 2. Bodhi Coffee has two locations, but we went to the one at Head House Square, simply because it was closer to where we were, but Head House Square turned out to be a pretty cool place too. It’s a historic district, and right at the center of it is what used to be a fire house. I returned to Head House Square on a separate occasion with ZL, so I got to see the square in the evening too. With Rita’s custard in our hands, we walked through the fire house, accompanied by lights dancing under the archway and a horse-drawn carriage clopping along the street.
I accidentally ordered my London Fog hot despite the fact that I was sweltering from the midday walk over. For some reason, I assumed the London Fog would come cold, which is a dumb thing to assume of tea, whether it’s in the form of a tea latte or not. The first time London Fog was introduced to my life was when I was wandering around Seattle with some friends and they ordered cold London Fogs and I didn’t order anything because I wanted to save money, but then I regretted my decision because it looked so good.
Nevertheless, I powered through the heat and took a sip out of my London Fog. After the first sip, not even the heat could keep me from downing the rest. This experience has helped me confirm that tea lattes are without a doubt my favourite kind of “coffee.” Rooibos latte (my favourite from Cederberg Tea House), chai latte (my favourite from Hothouse Coffee), matcha latte (my favourite from Starbucks, but on the hunt for a better one), London Fog, I’ll have it all.
Bodhi Coffee is a very small space. The front of the cafe is crowded with small tables and chairs that are great for independent work, and the rest of the cafe is narrow. I methodically weaved my way around to snap photos, trying to sink as far into the background as I could, but I was put at ease when the barista saw me snapping away with my camera and encouraged me to share the photos on Instagram, exclaiming that it’d be awesome to have photos of the cafe taken with a “professional” camera! I wasn’t using a fancy DSLR or anything, but I suppose it’s a step up from an iPhone! I wish all baristas/cafe owners/small business owners were so welcoming to have their stuff photographed; it’s free advertising!
tl;dr– Bodhi Coffee has two locations in Philly, but I visited the one at Head House Square and ordered a London Fog. It’s a small space, but good for working independently.