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RIM Cafe

Nominated for: BEST Chocolate BEST Coffee Shop

RIM Cafe 1172 South 9th Street Philadelphia PA (484) 254-4030

French Chocolate Espresso Bar
Born in the tradition of service excellence, Groupe Rim originated on the Cote d’Azur in 1982. Founder and Owner, Rene Kobeitri introduced the concept of around-the-clock service in his markets in Nice, France. Very soon, he expanded and opened shops in Cagnes-sur-Mer and then in Cannes.
By the late 1980's, Rene was the premier caterer to the finest Cote d’Azur hotel establishments such as Beach Plaza (today’s Marriot Hotel) in Monaco, Meridian Hotel, Hyatt Regency, Negressco, in Nice, and Gray d’Albion in Cannes. Around this time, he opened his first restaurant, La Ferme, which served Mediterrean cuisine and featured live entertainment.
In 1989, by lucky coincidence, Rene bought a well-established printing company. This, in time, inspired him to open Mac Mania, where he sold Apple computers. By 1992, he opened the Cesar Center, further expanding his printing business to include banners and signs.
In 1995, Rene created a MAC mobile technology center, “CA COLLE”, in response to the growing technology needs of his community.
In 1999, Rene opened Cyber Mac Mania — the first Apple cyber cafe in Nice, featuring colorful new iMacs and backed by Rene’s self-taught knowledge of Apple technology.
In 2002, Rene opened a small eatery in Nice featuring French fast food.
In 2006, Rene once again expanded Groupe Rim and ventured to the United States. Settling in South Philadelphia’s famous Italian Market, he opened the RIM Cafe’, bringing with him the essence of the French Riviera and the Italian cafe tradition. A year after his arrival, Rene was recognized by Philadelphia magazine for making the city’s best hot chocolate in their June 2007 “Best of Philly” issue.
In 2008, the adventure continues…..

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Maria M. 4 days ago

There's no comparison to the Rim cafe when it comes to chocolate and coffee. The Rim is emblematic of what artisanship is.

Vote: BEST Chocolate

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Gary M. on July 14, 2014

OMG! Crazy chocolate and Crazy fun owner! Rym will make your night Happening!

Vote: BEST Chocolate

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Shannon L. on July 14, 2014

With love from singapore <3 make it happenn

Vote: BEST Chocolate

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Shannon L. on July 14, 2014

With love from singapore <3 make it happenn

Vote: BEST Coffee Shop

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Jimmy J. on July 14, 2014

Head and shoulders above the rest. No place better!

Vote: BEST Coffee Shop

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Jimmy J. on July 14, 2014

Best ever; period.

Vote: BEST Chocolate

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Elaine B. on July 14, 2014

There is no better place than the Rim Cafe! The cafe is so enchanting and filled with Rene' magical creations. So cozy, romantic, relaxing and filled with love for every guest that walks into this place. Every chocolate creation that is made for you is filled with love and is truly one of a kind specialty. Once you experience your special visit, you will know why Rim Cafe is voted the BEST OF PHILLY!

Vote: BEST Chocolate

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Elaine B. on July 14, 2014

The RIM Cafe uses the finest coffee and ingredients in all his special coffee creations. The atmosphere is so cozy and warm, it's so easy to stay and relax for hours! Rene' is there to make your day happen!

Vote: BEST Coffee Shop

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Elaine C. on July 14, 2014

The RIM Cafe uses the finest coffee and ingredients in all his special coffee creations. The atmosphere is so cozy and warm, it's so easy to stay and relax for hours. Rene is there to make your day happen!

Vote: BEST Coffee Shop

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Elaine C. on July 14, 2014

There is no better place than the Rim Cafe! The cafe is so enchanting and filled with Rene' magical creations. So cozy, romantic, relaxing and filled with love for every guest that walks into this place. Every chocolate creation that is made for you is filled with love and is truly one of a kind specialty. Once you experience your special visit, you will know why Rim Cafe is voted the BEST OF PHILLY!

Vote: BEST Chocolate

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