The area of Philadelphia that I live in has a lot of history and my neighborhood, Germantown, and the two surrounding neighborhoods, Mt. Airy and Chestnut hill, pride themselves on preserving that history and it’s original structures. It’s one of the reasons why it was our dream to move to this part of the city. Josh and I are enamored with the stories that old homes hold and it was no doubt in our mind that we were going to purchase an old home. And it was an added bonus that this particular neighborhood held such rich American history in every step.
We don’t get to explore much, sadly, because of my health and Josh’s work schedule but one morning, I shook off the dread of my daily struggles and hopped on the bus that connects us to Chestnut Hill with my sister for a little fancy morning sister date.
Keeping up with the Idea of preservation, the owner of the Restaurant, Cake, built this adorable eatery inside of an old greenhouse. They made sure to keep the original cobblestone flooring and one of my absolute favorite features is the original water fountain that sits in the middle of the store. And let’s not forget all of the seasonal plants that lined the walls. For someone that is obsessed with her garden and can be quite surely be called a crazy plant lady, this place was more than I could ever hope for.
I wont keep you here for long but I will leave you with a couple snapshots of Cake and our yummy food.