Fishtown shop is a sip off the old block


After working for her mother, Peggy Stephens, at the Rittenhouse tea destination Premium Steap for two years, Colleen McHale has branched out to Fishtown with Steap and Grind.

It's a coffee and tea house in that neat triangle-shaped building at Frankford and Columbia, across from the 19125 post office (1619 Frankford Ave., 267-858-4427).

McHale offers a couple dozen different loose teas by the pot and cup (and at retail) as well as Gimme! Coffee in a sleek, pleasant atmosphere. It's open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.