Founded in early 2011, Manakeesh Cafe Bakery has quickly become a staple in the University City and West Philadelphia communities. Located on the corner of 45th and Walnut Streets in a renovated historic former bank, Manakeesh offers a Lebanese fusion, providing a distinct Lebanese twist to many American favorites, while introducing a distinct cultural flavor to the neighborhood.
The cafe is the brainchild of a passionate owner who longs for the vibrant atmosphere of Downtown Beirut here in Philadelphia. The name is inspired by the Manakeesh, a Lebanese flatbread sandwich traditionally baked in an open flame oven and cranked out early in the morning in time for breakfast.
In addition to the Manakeesh, which are served here with over 20 different toppings, the selection includes wraps, platters, appetizers, and a wide array of beverage options (Non-Alcoholic of course).
With our addition of Bliss Juices as well as BlissMart, we are now proud to offer fresh juices, smoothies, crepes (both sweet and savory), waffles, ice cream, in addition to a rare selection of all natural and organic packaged goods, Lebanese groceries and spices, and much, much more!
One of the things that separates us is the diversity of our customers. On any given night, one may find working professionals, students, and families of all sizes and cultures.
Looking for a spot to eat off campus? We were recently named one of the TOP places to eat by Penn students! So whether you are in the mood for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, Manakeesh is the place to be!
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