Three Monkeys Cafe opened its doors on August 25th 2005. Started by Ed Mcdonald, Mike McDonald and Gavin Wolfe, these three Northeast Philly residents ... More
Three Monkey's Cafe
Three Monkeys Cafe opened its doors on August 25th 2005. Started by Ed Mcdonald, Mike McDonald and Gavin Wolfe, these three Northeast Philly residents revitalized the former Torresdale Antiques building across from Torresdale Train Station and hand built an olde-city style restaurant complete with a hand carved, turn of the century restored bar. This antique piece of history was salvaged from an old Kennsington tap room known as Phelixac2s Cafe located off of Jasper St. and Lehigh Ave. The back-bar was taken apart in pieces, sanded, rebuilt and restored to its original form. The old marble on the face of the front-bar was removed, cleaned and shaped to now contour the top of the bar. The wood-work that was found underneath is a must see! The interior of the restaurant is that of an old Philadelphia public house. Black and white photos of olde-Philly and the East Torresdale area compliment some very unique hand shaped woodwork. The back part of the restaurant has a bit more of an artistic feel with some Salvadore Dali classics. Some humorous and mind teasing artwork aligns the hallways and bathrooms.
A few friends and I visited The Three Monkeys while in Philadelphia on a business trip. We loved it! The food is unbelievable! Everything is fresh. The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. The servers are out of this world. They have good knowledge of the menu and the history of the restaurant. I would recommend it to anyone in the area looking for something that is out of the main part of the city.
The food here is spectacular! The menu is full of nice surprises. I've eaten there twice and the salmon open-face BLT and blackened salmon salad. Both are simply to-die-for. My hubby's burger (the one with pork roll) was very big and left him completely satisfied.
The ambience is very charming and the noise level is on the high side. The space is a bit small and, although the layout makes the best use of the available space, tables are limited. With its increasing popluarity I'd highly recommend making reservations.