Small Business Saturday | The Kettle Black
This past Saturday we sat down with Mark and Claire, a husband and wife team that recently opened The Kettle Black on 2nd St in Northern Liberities where they are serving up the BEST French bread and coffee roasts in Philly.
Mark, who is a self-proclaimed “import” from France, handles the baking, while Claire handles the diverse range of coffee roasts and specialty beverages. Together, they make a formidable dynamic duo that is taking Philadelphia by storm.
Growing up in southern France meant Mark and his family always had access to some of the best baguettes, brioches, and country breads (Pain de campagne) available. However, when he moved to Philadelphia, he was completely underwhelmed by the selection. So the two decided to take matters into their own hands, and start a coffeeshop/bakery that excelled in classic French baking.
The Kettle Black has been able to get a strong foothold on the market based on their amazing Instagram content, which is all thanks to Claire and her eye for photography. Although they don’t run any paid ads yet, Claire is doing her best to create buzz around the very new business.
Lucky for them, 2nd Street has become a desirable destination for all sorts of new, eclectic businesses, which leads to more foot traffic and obviously more customers. They said they had been waiting for about a year for a location to open up on 2nd Street, and their patience is paying off for sure!
Make sure to stop by for your morning bread of choice as well as a hot and fresh espresso, cappuccino, latte or tea. Their address is 631 N 2nd Street, but you can find out more by visiting their website or following them on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to check the fan favorite black bagel, which has a smokey flavor from the charcoal used in the baking process!
Until next Saturday.