The Ground Sprouts Up in Rittenhouse Square

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's coffee scene just got a lot greener – literally!  The Ground, a beloved cafe, plant haven, and gift shop, brings its unique blend of caffeine, creativity, and lush living to Rittenhouse Square. This second location, founded by the dynamic duo Michelle Miller and Molly Kiriacoulacos, is set to become a must-visit destination for anyone seeking delicious drinks, beautiful plants, and a vibrant community atmosphere.

The Ground Sprouts Up in Rittenhouse Square
By Cody Aldrich Photography

Your New Oasis for Coffee, Bubble Tea, & Plants

Step Into a Parisian Paradise

Get ready to be transported the moment you walk through the door. The Ground Rittenhouse has become a charming oasis inspired by Parisian cafes. Picture cozy cafe tables, eclectic vintage touches, and a stunning hand-painted mural of Rittenhouse Square in full bloom – a playful detail that makes the space feel truly special. But the show's real stars are, of course, the plants. From petite succulents and leafy vines to towering statement pieces, there's something to inspire every aspiring plant parent.

Delectable Drinks & Flavorful Bites

Fuel your adventures with locally roasted beans, including the new signature blend "The Botanist." If you're a bubble tea fan, get ready for an expanded menu bursting with classic and unique flavor combinations. Think traditional Earl Grey, Thai tea with bold spices, or creamy matcha variations. Pair your drink with freshly baked French pastries, flavorful breakfast sandwiches, or the signature Croffle – a Korean-inspired treat like a croissant-waffle hybrid.

Sustainability, Gifts, & Community

The Ground isn't just about satisfying your cravings; it's about doing good. From composting coffee grinds to using eco-friendly packaging, the owners are committed to a greener future. Need a thoughtful gift? Explore their curated selection of candles, ceramics, and stylish planters. Keep an eye out for special events like workshops and collaborations with local artists – the perfect way to connect with your community.

Mark Your Calendars!

The Ground Rittenhouse celebrates its soft opening on Earth Day (April 22nd, 2024), highlighting its commitment to sustainability. Find your new favorite spot at 120 S. 18th Street. Initial hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Expanded evening hours are coming later this spring.

Discover The Ground: Visit or find them on Instagram @thegroundcpg