Anthony's Italian Coffee House

Nearly one hundred years ago, the Anastasio Family sailed the Atlantic Ocean from Eastern Sicily to come to the new world. Landing in Philadelphia, these hard working immigrants settled at Ninth and Christian Streets in what would become an Italian-American village known as the Italian Market.    With a pushcart and fresh fish, the Anastasio family began their family business in Philadelphia. Soon, they purchased a store and began selling the creatures of the water to their neighbors.
In 1938, the youngest son of these fish merchants, Tony, opened a produce store. Specializing in the finest vegetables and produce available, Tony’s store quickly became one of the most popular in the region. The business was located at 903 South Ninth Street. For more than fifty years, Tony Anastasio & Sons Produce was the anchor of the Italian Market’s north end and known for freshness and quality. In 1984, Tony’s son began to build a wholesale division that soon became the principle service of the family business. Still in existence, the business is operated by members of the Anastasio family.

After traveling the country of Italy in the late 1980’s, Tony’s grandson, Anthony, returned with an idea. He wanted to bring all of the romance, character, color, culture and comfort of an Italian Café to Ninth & Christian Streets – where his great-grandfather settled a century ago.

In early 1995, Anthony re-opened his grandfather’s original store at 903 South Ninth Street as Anthony’s Italian Coffee House: a result of one hundred years of family quality, service and commitment to the Italian Market and the beautiful village that surrounds it.

Today, Anastasio Coffee, a creation born from a family’s commitment to excellence and uniqueness, is a symbol of the Philadelphia’s Italian Market, paying homage to the past, celebrating its glorious present and taking the market into a promising future.

Anthony’s Italian Coffee House and Anastasio Coffee are the first steps in a new journey that has taken the Anastasio Family into their second century on their beloved Italian Market.

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On-line shopping is available for Italian Market Gift Baskets, Anastasio Coffees & Italian Cookie Trays.  Also Cafe Italiano, specializing in Anastasio Coffee, Panini, Imported Gelato & Italian Market Gift Baskets.

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Anthony's Italian Coffee House
Home of Anastasio Coffee
903 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-627-2586 
Toll Free: 800-833-5030