Rival Bros. opens coffee shop at the Touraine on Spruce St.

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Rival Bros. Cafe at Touraine, 1528 Spruce St.

Rival Bros. opens its second Center City coffee bar on Friday, March 24, taking a portion of the lobby of the Touraine, at 1528 Spruce St.

Owners Jonathan Adams and Damien Pileggi are working out of a space that is twice the size of their original cafe, at 2400 Lombard St.

The Touraine's 20-foot-high ceilings have been accented by four large custom pendant mirrored chandeliers, which are modernized reproductions of 1890s street lamps. Large cream-colored columns have their original, century-old crown moulding and the original tile mosaic floor is underfoot. Benita Cooper Design did concept and layout, working with interior designer/fabricator Ian Chapin of Edsel Co.

The shop sells drip coffee and espresso beverages made with a Synesso Cyncra 2 Group machine, as well as a menu of hand-poured, single-origin coffee, brewed to order through a Chemex from their proprietary line of beans, which also are for sale.  

Menu - including breads from High Street on Market and foods from Lil Pop Shop, Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Sugar Philly and Nathan Miller Chocolate - is similar to that available at the Lombard Street shop.

Toasts and a Cubano sandwich round out the savory items.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. 

A Rival Bros. shop on East Passyunk Avenue is in the works for later in 2017.