I'm from Europe where nothing was more fun than spending hours on a couch at some hipster coffee shop reading a book while consuming large quantities of hot chocolate/milkshakes/french fries/beer.
Since moving to Philly I haven't really found anything comparable. Like the slightly rundown places paneled in wood, run by aging hippies or investment-bankers-turned-bakers, filled with students lounging on sofas with the stuffing poking out.
Milkboy in Ardmore seems to be aiming for that ideal but even it seems more geared to "ladies who lunch" or live shows. Does something similar exist in the city? Or maybe university city? Just someplace one can relax for an hour or two in solitude...
Many thanks for your thoughts,