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About Us

The Cosmic Café opened in 2011 to bring fresh local foods made from scratch to Philadelphians on Boathouse Row. Owner Beg Botto is serious about health, community, and the well-being of our planet. All the produce and meats are sourced from local farms who use sustainable farming practices. We also use Bennett Composting to remove kitchen waste, and choose to only stock zero waste packaging so that we can sustain an environmentally friendly community. Ten percent of the cafe’s rent supports Philadelphia Parks & Rec. Botto founded the Cosmic Foundation in 2018. She has a background in human services as a QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional) and has carried that experience with her into the food business. Cosmic hires and trains employees who have developmental disabilities. The Foundation is looking to not only train staff for the café but for employees to move forward with other companies. Our vision is to open a health conscience neighborhood establishment with upstairs apartments to teach marketable employment skills and essential life skills. In April, Cosmic Cafe and Ciderhouse will open a new outdoor beer garden located behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art along Kelly Drive. It will host local breweries and food trucks throughout the summer. Please, come out and join us for great drinks, good food, and a relaxing evening. 

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