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Lee's Cafe and Bistro

Lee's Cafe and Bistro

522 Washington Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Lee’s Café & Bistro is an incarnation from the Nhu Y folks, who are famous in town for their banh mi sandwiches (having recently upgraded their baguettes). They also have a sit-down dining area on the second floor, where you can enjoy a bowl of pho and other Vietnamese/Chinese dishes. The broth is on the sweeter side -- mostly due to a heavier hand with the cinnamon -- which is common in the more Southern parts of Vietnam, and the generous helping of onions gives their pho a boost of flavor and balance.