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The first thing you’ll notice upon entering White Dog Café is its pleasant warmth and undeniable homey-ness. The University City restaurant spans a trio of Victorian brownstones, and in a show of true Philadelphia utilitarianism, White Dog maximizes its space by providing a variety of eclectic dining rooms cheek by jowl like rooms in a dollhouse. The vibrant Den is ostensibly a gallery of canine portraits (the pups all look down with big, sad eyes at the food they’re missing), while the casual, bright Porch boasts reclaimed wood and delicate birdhouses. Most importantly, though, White Dog sources its ingredients from farms within 50 miles, and though the food program changes monthly, you can trust that certain staples will endure: a local artisan cheese board -- which you’ll curate yourself, -- a seasonal hummus trio with soft pita, Kennett Square mushroom soup, and, of course, heated French rolls served with honey butter.

White Dog Cafe
Philadelphia

White Dog Cafe

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The first thing you’ll notice upon entering White Dog Café is its pleasant warmth and undeniable homey-ness. The University City restaurant spans a trio of Victorian brownstones, and in a show of true Philadelphia utilitarianism, White Dog maximizes its space by providing a variety of eclectic dining rooms cheek by jowl like rooms in a dollhouse. The vibrant Den is ostensibly a gallery of canine portraits (the pups all look down with big, sad eyes at the food they’re missing), while the casual, bright Porch boasts reclaimed wood and delicate birdhouses. Most importantly, though, White Dog sources its ingredients from farms within 50 miles, and though the food program changes monthly, you can trust that certain staples will endure: a local artisan cheese board -- which you’ll curate yourself, -- a seasonal hummus trio with soft pita, Kennett Square mushroom soup, and, of course, heated French rolls served with honey butter.