The Slow Bar Coffee Shop Comes to the Crossroads

Art gets a jolt of caffeine at The Slow Bar, a new coffee shop on the first floor of the Jones Gallery in the Crossroads (1717 Walnut Street). The concept comes from Josh Bella, who previously operated Independence Square’s Common House Coffee. As its name implies, the coffee and espresso are handcrafted with deliberation and care, and guests get to go along for the ride. A different roaster is featured every few months, with espresso beans sourced from neighbor Marcell Coffee and pastries from Blackhole Bakery. Slow Bar leans into a modern minimalist aesthetic with lots of white, light wood, and a bevy of houseplants, giving it a breezy feel ideal for those seeking respite from summer heat—especially with the café lìmon, Slow Bar’s organic lemonade and cold-brew beverage—in hand.