Philadelphia got its first Australian coffee shop last fall, as the Melbourne-via-New York chain Bluestone Lane opened a branch in the Warwick Hotel.
Next import: Konditori Swedish Espresso Bar, a New York iteration opening not one but two locations in Rittenhouse this fall.
Owner Per Inglander says leases are signed at 115 S. 18th St., just off Chestnut Street and next to Di Bruno's, and at 40 S. 17th St., next to Meltkraft and across from Liberty Place.
Stockholm syndrome just might be a caffeine jag. Swedes are positive coffee fiends, drinking about double the amount that Americans do, Inglander points out.
Konditori, which started in 2010, fresh-presses its coffee, and lets it steep longer. Result is a bold cup.
It also serves Swedish baked goods, including cinnamon buns (kanelbullar), cardamom bread (mandelmassa), and coco ball (chokladboll).
Stephen Carrozza and Michael Gorman of Metro Commercial brokered both deals on behalf of the landlord, Midwood Investment & Development.