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Cross Keys Café: New Eatery Inside Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution Opening April 19

[Photo: Marilyn Johnson/Philly Grub]

Cross Keys Café will be the eatery inside the Museum of the American Revolution when it opens to the public on Wednesday, April 19.

It is named for an 18th century tavern that previously stood nearby and will offer Revolutionary fare in a colonial-inspired setting, complete with red Windsor chairs and Revolution-themed imagery.

The cafe will also feature:

  • A communal table that has USB plugs and outlets for guests to charge their phones and mobile devices.

  • Made-to-order barista bar offers a variety of hot and iced drinks including lattes and cappuccinos.

  • Confections are sourced from local vendors such as Shane Confectionary.

  • Produce is sourced from regional farms in NJ and DE.

  • Select pop-corn and candies are ordered from “Snack Like A Local”.

  • Seasonal outdoor seating will be available for warmer months!

Managed by the Museum’s exclusive caterer Brûlée Catering, the café features indoor and seasonal outdoor seating on the terrace with a view of Hamilton’s First Bank of the United States and Independence National Historical Park.

Cross Keys Café will offer grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, as well as items that pay tribute to the colonial era, such as Philadelphia Snapper Soup, Potted Smoked Trout, Chicken Pot Pie, and Tun Tavern Bread Pudding.

Patrons can enter the café directly from Third Street – no Museum ticket purchase necessary. Brûlée Catering also offers Revolutionary Era-inspired catering in the Museum’s elegant event space, Liberty Hall, as well as customized menus for groups.

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2 thoughts on “Cross Keys Café: New Eatery Inside Museum of the American Revolution

  1. Two girls working the counter spent their time talking to one another although we stood there with food, ready to pay. They were rude, had no eye contact, and clearly acted like we were a bother to them. Overpriced with horrible employees

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