784 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-8484

About Us

Located in the heart of Queen Village at 3rd and Catharine, this sunny space is the ideal place to grab lunch with friends. Outdoor seating is available so you can soak up some 40 alfresco dining space and neighborhood charm. With 20 drafts, pool tables and a great menu, it’s also the Queen Village spot to enjoy dinner and imbibe late night at the bar  A fun, easy-going vibe and quality food and drink sets us apart. We serve full brunch items on the weekends with some brunch items every day.

New Wave Café has been mixing drinks and fun in Queen Village since 1985. Founded by Center City natives Nate Ross and brothers Sam and Aly Lynagh, the New Wave is a pioneer in the Philly gastropub trend which is sweeping Center City. In-the-know local folk and visitors alike have made New Wave their second home.

Chef Evans Herbert has crafted New Wave’s diverse menu to include something for everyone: small plates for light appetites, deli-style sandwiches, fantastic burgers, a myriad of flatbread pizzas, delicious and unique salads, comfort-minded entrees, daily specials, and indulgent desserts.

Our full menu is available to view or download online. Food is served daily 11am - 1am.

A large brunch menu is available on the weekends, served 10am Saturday and 9am Sunday.

Our bar features 21 taps and we proudly serve many from our local breweries including Yards, Victory, Troegs and Philadelphia Brewing. We also carry more than 50 different domestic and import bottles plus a huge selections of spirits and wine. Ask your server about our every changing seasonal drink options.