I'm looking for a place in NE philly that I can go, have a cup of Joe, maybe have a sandwich or pastry snack, etc. and where I can sit and read a book. A place like La Coloumbe or starbucks would be fine but I know of nothing. I love the city, but sometimes driving 20min for a 30 min coffee break doesn't make much sense.
Note: I've already tried "The Coffee Connection" on Frankford Ave. Nice, but the atmosphere wasn't welcoming.