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White Dog Cafe

3420 Sansom Street · Philadelphia PA 19104
(215) 386-9224 · visit website

Since 1983, White Dog Cafe University City has been a destination in the heart of University of Pennsylvania’s campus for dining, libations, and celebrations in a trio of Victorian brownstones. The first restaurant in Philadelphia to use environmentally sustainable, organic and local foods from farms within 50 miles, White Dog is known for warm hospitality and inspiring cuisine.

The charming brownstones were completely renovated providing a variety of dining rooms with whimsical dog decor, fixtures, and stunning artwork. Dine in the vibrant Living Room with the famous “Blue Dog” painting, the casual and airy Porch with reclaimed wood and birdhouses. the noble Parlor, intimate Tea Room with plush seating. the Oak Room with a massive marble table for ten or the Den with its wall lined dogs. Downstairs is the Wine Cellar featuring a wall of wine barrels, hanging corkscrews and regal dog portraits, perfect for private parties. The newly expanded brownstone includes the Parlor Bar and the Study and the intimate Solarium downstairs. Chef Albert Alvarado’s menus change monthly reflecting the finest ingredients available.


Last updated March 2020