Ray's Cafe & Tea House

  • 4.25 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 
4.2 rating over 4 reviews

215-922-5122

141 N 9th St ( )

Philadelphia, PA 19107-2410

Neighborhoods: Center City East

 
Description: Ray's Cafe & Tea House is a Asian, Tea, and Coffee restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal.
Tags: Asian, Takeout, Tea, Coffee, Delivery, BYOB, American, Coffee & Tea, Diner, and Coffee Shop
Tips:
  • The space is simple and small, with young servers so polite and unassuming they'll restore your faith in America's youth. At the coffee bar, an elaborate construction of glass bulbs and Bunsen burners brews what connoisseurs know as the finest coffee in town.
Sponsored Links:
data-color-border="#ececec"> data-color-link=""> data-color-text="">

Nothing yet.

Reviews for Ray's Cafe & Tea House

  • 4 reviews
  • First reviewed by ordo
Write a review
Gayot
Rating:
11 / 20
Price:
$$$$$

Editorial Review by Gayot »

Ray's Cafe & Tea House

4.0
  • 4.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
0 0
Helpful-counter-up-btn
Helpful-counter-down-btn
0
0 Votes
 

A Neighborhood Gem

Had I not read favorable reviews, I would never have chanced visiting this small non-descript restaurant. But don’t misunderstand my comment . . . the restaurant was cheerful, tidy and very clean.

The hot and sour soup was the best I’ve ever tasted . . .admirably spicy with some crunchie vegetables.

Having been weaned to spicy tastes by my West African aide (I am a paraplegic), I couldn’t resist trying an extra appetizer . . the cabbage salad. It was a real sizzler and most enjoyable.

My entre was billed as Hot & Spicy Chicken (or something like that). It was not as hot as the previous dishes, but very tasty.

The server was very willing and anxious to please, but too quick. I had to give him a parting lecture on the virtue of slowing down, with particular emphasis on NEVER having two courses on the table at the same time. He received the criticism graciously.

Another point worth mentioning is value . . . an appetizer and entree can be ordered for $8.95!

All in all, as you can see from my rating, I liked this restaurant very much, actually even a bit more than 4.0 stars. I plan to return in the near future.

Link To Review Email Bookmark and Share

Add a Comment

October 22, 2009

  • 5 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

A hidden gem you SHOULD visit!

This is a true hidden gem of a cafe in Philadelphia. Someone told me to try the vacuum-brewed coffee, and I was totally impressed - a truly clean and flavorful taste. Great selection of teas from around world as well

read full review »

December 5, 2008

  • 4 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

The strangest and most wonderful spot

This is one of the strangest and most wonderful spot of all in Chinatown!\r \r You must try the meticulously glass-vacuum-brewed coffee and tiny cookies at Ray's Cafe' and Tea house.\r \r -Al

read full review »

August 20, 2008

  • 4 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Ray's Cafe and Tea House Inc

Forget the ambiance. There is none at Ray's, but don't let that keep you away. You don't expect to find outstanding coffee in Chinatown. Tea maybe, but coffee? Indulge. It's wonderful!

read full review »

Ray's Cafe & Tea House is located near the cities of Middle City East, Rittenhouse, Middle City West, William Penn Annex East, and Pennsport.
People found this by searching for: Tea Places In Center City Pa, Best Tea Center City Philadelphia, Best Tea House Center City Philadelphia, Tea Time In Center City, Philadelphia, Rays Noodle House Philadelphia, Pa, Tea House Center City, Www.Bestteahousesincentercity.Com, Teahouses In Center City Philadelphia Pa, and Ray's Asian Philadelphia.

Recommended Nearby

  • 4.5 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Morimoto

Japanese in City Center East

  • 4.64286 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Amada

Spanish in City Center East

  • 4.16667 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Buddakan

Asian in City Center East

  • 5.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Friday Saturday Sunday

American in City Center West

  • 5.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
City Tap House

Upload Pics Photos

Mivqqzlo

Nearby Restaurants

Tai Wan Noodle House

Chinese in City Center East

Dragon Pizza

Pizza in City Center East

New Harmony

Healthy in City Center East

Link to Ray's Cafe & Tea House

Ray's Cafe & Tea House  Restaurant Reviews

Copy the link below and paste onto your website or blog to display badge.