Café Vine, a student-run coffee shop offering coffee, expresso and croissants is now open to the public. It’s located in Center City Philadelphia at 1600 Vine Street, at Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School.
Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the café is modeled after French style patisseries and has been recently redesigned to include a welcoming vestibule and outdoor seating for this take-out service.
With the mission to instill a passion for entrepreneurship at the school, Café Vine was open for several years for the school community and operated as an elective course. But there has been such a huge demand by students to participate in the program that Café Vine has expanded for the public.
Beyond the Café, the program has added a Pastry and Baking Program with new state-of-the-art equipment from the well-known European company, Polin, and overseen by Chef/Teacher Sofiane Bellal. They also have the advantage of using the most state-of-the-art equipment including the environmentally friendly Bellwether coffee-roaster that is completely emission-less.
Jason Corosanite, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of String Theory Schools, who created this program said, “We are thrilled with the response we are getting from the public. Not only is the food delicious – as good as the best French Patisseries – the enthusiasm and interest of the students, makes it an excellent learning experience. Our guests seem to appreciate that this is a student-run operation.”
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