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Monk's Cafe

  • $$$$
  • Belgian, Sandwiches
  • 264 S 16th St, Philadelphia 19102 39.94731 -75.16802
  • (Btwn Latimer & Spruce St)
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  • (215) 545-7005
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Charcuterie boudin blanc, spinach & fêta chicken sausage, our country terrine and a selection of cheese.    18.95
Chicken Fingers homemade, beer-battered, golden fried chicken fingers    9.25
Flatbread & Dips vegetarian dish. roasted lemon, lager and garlic hummus; curried butternut squash; and red pepper feta dip with grilled herbed flatbread & olives    8.50
Frog Legs fried frog leg confit coated with our piquant sauce these are meaty, tender and delish!    13.95
Monk's Flemish Grilled Scallop large, sea scallops grilled to medium. topped with a beurre blanc made with our private label flemish sour ale, shallots, chervil and butter    12.95
Pommes Frites our award winning fresh cut, double fried frites - we use locally grown bintje potatoes whenever possible served with monk's famous bourbon mayonnaise for dipping.    4.50
Savory Leek Tart caramelized leeks with guyrere cheese & black olive    8.95
Spanish Flies incredibly hot chicken wings with chipotle pepper sauce that are not for the faint of heart. they aren't those wimpy 'buffalo wings' - these babies are incendiary! thermonuclear comes to mind. hot! hot! hot! did i mention that they're hot we do offer barbecue sauce for the less adventurous. served with a side order of our famous frites    8.50
Veal Cheeks slow braised in abbaye de val dieu with olives, garlic & herbs. served on soft polenta    10.50


Baby Green Salad organic greens with our monk's flemish sour ale vinaigrette.    4.50
Baby Green Salad add goat cheese    2.75
Baby Green Salad add grilled chicken breast    4.95
Baby Green Salad add grilled salmon    10.95
Caesar crisp romaine lettuce tossed, lardons & cheesy croutons tossed with our tangy caesar dressing    7.00
Caesar add grilled chicken breast    4.95
Monk's Duck Salad baby greens with duck breast (grilled medium/medium rare), goat cheese, spicy walnuts & craisins    13.95
Nicoise Salad grilled tuna steak over seasonal greens with kalamata olives, red onions, capers, hard boiled egg, chilled potato & green beans.    16.95
Smoked Trout Salad baby spinach, hard boiled egg, capers, red onion & our granny smith apple vinaigrette    9.95
Steak Frites Salad flat iron steak marinated with oatmeal stout & other goodies. then grilled served over seasonal greens with our award winning pomme frites    18.95


Sm $10 / Lg (Kilo) $20. Served With Pomme Frites

Brussels fumé, tomato, fennel, herbs de provençe & garlic  
Dekoninck dekoninck ale, apples, gruyere, caramelized leeks & garlic  
Ghent saison dupont, fumé, parsley, caramelized leeks, bacon, bleu cheese & garlic  
Monk's gueuze, fumé, garlic & parsley  
Petite Dejeuner oatmeal stout, baby spinach, goat cheese, fumé, garlic, tomato & basil  
Provençe fumé, celery, olives, bell peppers, mushrooms, leeks, garlic, parsley & cream  
Red Light hoegaarden, fumé, toasted spicy chile de arbol peppers, chervil & garlic  
Thai Curry monk's flemish sour, fumé, thai red curry, bais, garlic & coconut milk  

Burgers $10.95

Chicken Breast   
Vegan Burger   

Burger Topping

Abbot boursin & sprouts  
Antwerp sottocenare truffle cheese & shitake mushroom  
Ardennes ardennes-style ham (think sweet parma) & belgian cheese  
Brussels bacon & cheddar  
Ghent sauteed broccoli rabe (w/garlic) & cheddar  
Monk's caramelized leeks & bleu cheese  
Trappist goat cheese, lettuce, tomato & raw onion  


Chicken & Apple Sausage on an italian roll with our spicy raspberry mustard    8.95
Duck Salad Sandwich our award winning salad served sandwich style on an italian roll. baby greens with grilled duck breast, goat cheese, spicy walnuts and craisins    12.50
Grilled Moroccan Seitan Pita vegan dish. miso, mint & tofu raita; marinated seitan, tomatillo salsa & lettuce    10.95
Grilled Portobello Sandwich marinated, then grilled. served on focaccia w/chipotle mayo and garlic sautéed kale    12.95
Pulled Pork Sandwich slow cooked in abbaye du val dieu brown ale. fennel/apple slaw, frites, peach bbq sauce & boursin cheese - all served on an italian long roll.    11.75
Seitan Cheese Steak vegetarian dish. seitan (wheat meat) sauteed with onions and mushrooms. served on a long roll and topped with st. nectaire cheese    8.95

Main Plates

Celery Root Au Poivre celeriac "steaks" rubbed with whole grain mustard & freshly cracked black peppercorns. served over our root vegetable mash. napped with dijon, soy cream sauce made with brandy, shallots and chervil    15.95
Duck Confit cured with orange zest, garlic, parsley, rosemary and thyme. served with carrot celery root mash, pearl onions, green beans and jus    18.25
Grilled Atlantic Salmon Filet topped with our white beer beurre blanc. served with mixed vegetables and greens    18.50
Mac & Cheese weissebeir braised french ham, asparagus, goat, cheddar, swiss and sottocenerre truffle cheese    16.50
Rack Of Lamb rack of new zealand lamb grilled and served with a shallot sauce made from gales prize old ale. served with stoemp (belgian-style potato & vegetable pancake)    25.95
Rainbow Trout pan seared with bacon, pearl onions, capers and saison dupont. saison dupont is a traditional farmhouse ale with a subtle fruity character & a substantial 'peppery' hop nose    16.95
Rib Cap Steak a flavorful cut from a standing rib. grilled to order and topped with our rich sauce made from demi glace & rochefort 10°. with potato and veggie    29.95
Rib Cap Steak add roquefort cheese    8.00
Roasted Chicken half a free range & hormone free chicken from lancaster county. roasted with orange slices and herbs de provençe. potato & veggie    19.95
Stout Braised Lamb Shank braised in allagash black belgian-style stout with carrots, turnips, onions and parsnips. served over mashed potatoes    25.95

On Tap

Allagash James Bean maine - their curieux (belgian inspired tripel aged in bourbon barrels) with maine cold pressed coffee.  
Allagash White maine - rob tod's interpretation of a traditional belgian wheat beer, allagash white is brewed with a generous portion of wheat and a special blend of spices, this beer is light and slightly cloudy in appearance, with a spicy aroma. overall, it is a beer that is very drinkable and smooth any time of the year.  
De Molen Jaar & Dag netherlands - excellent, super-dry saison. fruity aromas from the yeast.  
Delirium Tremens belgium - a triple in style. the young drinkers just love the pink elephant logo  
Demolen Vuur & Vlaam fire & flame. another great beer from menno. this brewery is inside of a circa 1600 windmill. american style ipa with aggressive hopping,  
Deschutes Black Butte Porter oregon - multi-award winning porter from this amazing brewery. roasty, chocolate notes in the body. crisp, bitter finish. yummy!  
Dogfish Head Aprihop released each year in march, a strong ipa brewed with luscious apricots, finished with whole leaf willamette and cascade hops. fruity, citrusy, cedar, thirst-quenching. a "fruit beer for hop heads " (ale street news)  
Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux 2012 vintage. this super saison ages well. arguably the best holiday ale made in belgium. a bit of citrus in the finish. lots of dried fruit in the taste. medium to full body. hops in taste & finish. such a great balance. dry finish.  
Freigeist Peated Porter germany - the smoked malt componet really shines through, although i don't get much of the "peated" malt aroma or flavor. lower than anticipated phenols. notes of bacon dipped in bittersweet chocolate.  
Het Nest Klverteren belgium - strong dark ale with notes of caramel & coffee. the oak aging adds a bit of vanilla from the wood.  
Laurelwood Workhorse IPA portland , oregon - certainly a west-coast ipa in character. deep gold/copper color. medium body. aromas of passion fruit and pine cones. dry hopped. easy to drink  
Moa St Joseph's Tripel new zealand - belgian inspired abbey tripel. notes of clove and aromatic spices.  
Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale belgium - that's right, our own private label brewed for us by the family-owned van steenberge brewery, just outside ghent, belgium. medium body, red color, somewhat fruity nose, malt flavor with a slight lactic taste. great stuff! a real thirst quencher and palate cleanser.  
Petrus Aged Pale Ale belgium - this is a staff favorite in bottle. this beer is aged 18 months in oak barrels, which provides the sour note this beer exhibits. kegs of this are a real rariety. both refreshing and bracing.  
Russian River Blind Pig california - perhaps my favorite west coast ipa. solid hop aromas and finish backed up by the perfect balance of malt.  
Russian River Damnation california - blonde ale influenced by duvel. great aromas of banana and pear. medium body with flavors of pale roasted malt and spice from the hops. hops in the finish give it a crisp, dry finish.  
Sierra Nevada Single Hop california - their harvest ale made with whole cone hops. this year the used yakima experimental hop 291. can't wait to taste this.  
St. Bernardus Abt 12 belgium - can you say malt? i thought you could. quadrupel. full body. raisins, chocolate, dates and all sorts of wonderful flavors out of this huge beer. this rocks!  
Stoudt's Karnival Kolsch adamstown, pa - light, crisp & refreshing. it's tastes like a lager, but it's an ale. a bit of fruitiness and a tad of hop bitterness.  
Tripel Karmeliet belgium - traditional belgian tripel that is a tad drier in the finish than is chimay. this is keith's, one of our chefs, favorite beer.  

Coming Soon

Chimay Triple ( Aka Cinq Cent ) belgium - rich, spicy blonde triple, dry herbaceous finish. brewed on the grounds of a trappist monastary (in the ardennes mtns). the hoppiest of their three offerings. since 1862 the cistercian trappist monks of chimay have been developing the production of trappist beers (and cheeses!).  
De Molen Amarillo netherlands - menno really combines old world tradition with new american styles. this is one of his takes of a double ipa. brewed with challenger & saaz hops, but dry hopped with amarillo. lots of citrus & pine aromas. almost resin(y) finish.  
Demolen Hamer & Sikkel netherlands- inspired by english porters. medium body. notes of coffee and biscuits.  
Demolen Bloed, Zweet & Taren netherlands - (blood, sweat & tears) english peat smoked malt and weyerman beechwood smoked malt. notes of coffee, chocolate & dark fruit with a phenolic smokey edge.  
Dogfish Head Positive Contact delaware - named after one of my favorite deltron 3030 songs from their legendary lp. a twist on a belgian wit. sam uses fuji apple juice instead of orange peel; cilantro instead of coriander; and a pinch of cayenne pepper  
Port Hop 15 california - double ipa with 15? varieties of hops. huge resin-like taste and feel. big ass beer.  
Elysian Super Fuzz seattle, washington - blood orange pale ale. haven't tasted this yet, but dick cantwell brews amazing beers. i expect nothing less from him. expect this to be refreshing  
Against The Grain Bloody Show louisville, kentucky - the didn't have anything like this when i was stationed at fort knox in the early 1970's. great bourbon & crappy beer was the way of the day. these boys have stepped up the game in that town. this is a collaboration with mikkel. a czech-style pilsner with us & saaz hops w/blood orange juice added.  
Atg London Balling louisville, kentucky - another offering from against the grain (atg). this is an english-style barleywine ale which was aged in an angel's envy bourbon barrel. huge, viscous malt bomb.  


Abbaye De Rocs Grand Cru   
Achel Blonde   
Achel Brune   
Achel Extra   
Alvinne "The Oak" Podge   
Blaugies Darbyste   
Boon Framboise   
Boon Kriek   
Boon Marriage Parfait Geuze 2007   
Boon Marriage Parfait Geuze 2008   
Boon Marriage Parfait Kriek 2009   
Cantillon Classic Gueuze (12.7oz)   
Cantillon Rose De Gambrinus (12.7oz)   
Cantillon Kriek (25oz)   
Cazeau Saison   
Cazeau Tornay De Noel   
Chimay Cinq Cent (25oz)   
Chimay White (Cinq Cent 12oz)   
Chimay Grande Reserve 25 Oz   
Chimay Blue (Grand Reserve 12oz)   
Chimay Grande Reserve Magnum   
Chimay Grand Reserve Jeraboam   
Chimay Premiere (25 Oz)   
Chimay Grande Reserve 2012 Red Badge (25oz)   
Corsendonk Brown Ale   
Corsendonk Pale Ale   
Deca Westoek   
De Cam Oude Lambiek 10 Year Old Straight Lambic   
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Embrasse   
De Dochter Finesse   
De Dolle Ara Bier   
De Dolle Bos Keun   
De Dolle Dulle Teve   
De Dolle Extra Special Export Stout   
De Dolle Oerbier   
De Dolle Oebier 2009 Special Reserva   
De Dolle Oerbier 2007 Special Reserva   
De Dolle Oerbier 2006 Special Reserva   
De Dolle Stille Nacht   
De Glazen Toren Saison De Erpe Mere   
Delirium Tremons   
De Proef Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love)   
De Proef Signature (W/Tomme Arthur)   
De Proef Van Twee   
De Proef Flemish Primitive Surly Bird   
Deranke Cuvee   
Deranke Kriek   
Deranke Xx Bitter   
Deregenboog Calva Reserva   
Deregenboog Wostyntje   
Deus Cave Aged Biere   
3 Fonteinen Doesjel Lazy Lambic   
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze   
3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek   
3 Fonteinen Zwet.Be   
Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux   
Dupont Biere De Miel   
Dupont La Biere De Beloeil   
Dupont Monks Stout   
Dupont Moinette Blonde   
Dupont Posca Rustica   
Dupont Saison (Aka Saison Dupont)   
Dupont Spã©ciale Belge (For 2012 Philly Beer Week)   
Duvel Triple Hop   
Echt Kriekenbier   
Fantome Noel   
Gaverhopke Extra   
Gaverhopke Kerstbier   
Giradin Gueuze   
Goulden Carolus Classic   
Goulden Carolus Grand Cru Du Emperor   
Gouden Draak   
Hanssens Gueuze   
Hanssens Oudbeitje Strawberry Lambic   
Hanssens Cassis - Sour Lambic W/Cassis   
Hercule Stout - Belgian Stout   
Hof Ten Dormaal Dark Project Ardbeg   
Hof Ten Dormaal Dark Project Cognac   
Hof Ten Dormaal Dark Project Madeira   
Green’s Dubble 16.9oz Gluten Free   
Jandrain-Jandrenouille Saison V   
Kasteel Brown   
Kasteel Rouge   
La Binchoise Reserve   
Lambrucha (Lambic & Kombucha Tea)   
La Rulles La Grande   
La Rulles Tripel   
Liefmans Goudenband   
Lindemans Cassis   
Lindemans Framboise   
Lindemans Kriek   
Malheur 10â°   
Malheur 12â°   
Malheur Brut Reserve   
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Stout 16.9oz   
Mikkeller Big Worst   
Mikkeller (De Proef) Monk’s Brew   
Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper   
Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale   
Oud Beersel Gueuze   
Petrus Oak Aged Pale Ale   
Rodenbach Oak Aged Sour 2009   
Rodenbach Oak Aged Sour 2010   
Rochefort 6â°   
Rochefort 8â°   
Rochefort 10â°   
Scaldis - Strong Amber   
Scaldis Noel   
Scaldis Prestige De Nuits   
Scaldis Refermenteã© Amber   
Schelde Brouwerij Oesterstout   
St. Bernardus Abt 12â°   
Struise Black Albert   
Struise Pannepot   
Tilquin Oude Gueuze (12.7oz)   
Tilquin Oude Gueuze (25oz)   
Triple Karmilet   
Val Dieu Blonde   
Val Dieu Brown   
Westmalle Double   
Westmalle Triple   

Local Breweries

Dock Street Barrel Aged Barleywine   
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA   
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA imperial IPA   
Dogfish Head Immort Ale   
Dogfish Head Noble Rot   
Dogfish Head Raison Dâ€etre   
Dogfish Head Red & White   
Dogfish Head Sah Tea   
Dogfish Head Ta Henket   
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout   
Sly Fox Raspberry Reserve   
Sly Fox Pilsner Can   
Stoudtâ€s 50/25 Anniversary Ale (Barrel Aged Sour)   
Stoudt’s Double Ipa   
Stoudt’s Fat Dog Stout Imperial Stout   
Stoudtâ€s Pilsner   
Victory Hop Devil IPA   
Weyerbacher Blitherling Idiot   
Weyerbacher Reserva   
Yard's Philly Pale Ale   

The Rest Of The Us

Allagash Black   
Allagash Confluence 2009   
Allagash Curieux   
Allagash Fluxus   
Allagash Four   
Allagash Hugh Malone   
Allagash Interlude 2009/10   
Allagash Odyssey   
Allagash Triple Reserve   
Allagash Victor 2009   
Allagash White   
Abbey Of Christ In The Desert Monks Ale (Nm) Pale Ale   
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye (CA)   
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 22oz   
Bellâ€s Two Hearted Ale   
Bells Kalamzoo Stout   
Brooklyn Brown Ale (NY)   
Brooklyn Local 1   
Brooklyn Local 2   
Brooklyn Black Ops   
Cascade Kriek 2009 (OR)   
Firestone Walker Sucuba   
Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin   
Firestone Walker Xvi   
Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager (MD)   
Founders Centennial IPA (MI)   
Founder Red's Rye   
Four Hands Cuvee Ange (MO)   
Green Flash Rayon Vert (CA)   
Heâ€brew Bittersweet Lennyâ€s R.I.P.A. (NY)   
Jester King Commercial Suicide (TX)   
Jester King Le Petit Prince (TX)   
Jester King Noble King   
Jolly Pumpkin Bam (MI)   
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noir (MI)   
Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca   
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial   
Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Polena €˜ole   
Leelanau Petosky Pale Ale   
Left Hand Black Jack Porter (CO)   
Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (CO)   
Lost Abbey Angelâ€s Share €09 12.7oz Brandy   
Lost Abbey Avant Garde Ale (CA)   
Lost Abbey Carnevale   
Lost Abbey Deliverance - (Bourbon & Brandy Barrels)   
Lost Abbey Gift Of The Magi   
Lost Abbey Lost & Found Abbey Ale   
Lost Abbey Mo Betta Bretta 100% Brett   
Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale   
Lost Abbey Red Poppy   
Lost Abbey Serpentâ€s Stout   
Lost Abbey 10 Commandments   
Ommegang Abbey Double ( NY)   
Ommegang Duvel Rustica   
Ommegang Hennipen Saison   
Ommegang Three Philosophers   
Oxbow Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale (ME)   
Sam Adams Triple Bock 1995 Vintage (8.45oz)   
Port Brewing Midnight Expressions Lager   
Port Brewing Mongo IPA   
Port Brewing Santaâ€s Little Helper   
Port Brewing Older Viscosity (Bourbon Barrel Aged)   
Port Brewing Wipe Out IPA   
Russian River Damnation (CA)   
Russian River Consecration   
Russian River Oe Ta Meulick   
Russian River Sanctification (CA) 100% Brett   
Russian River Supplication   
Russian River Temptation   
Sierra Nevada Brux   
Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad W/Plums   
Sierra Nevada Ovila Belgian-Style Golden   
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (CA)   
Sierra Nevada Porter   
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Cans   
Stone Oak Aged Arrogant Bastard (CA)   
Telegraph Reserve Wheat Ale (CA) W/Brett   


Stift Engelszell Gregorious   


Dieu Du Ciel Rosee Hibiscus W/Hibiscus Flowers   
Hopfenstark Station 16 Saison 25oz   
Unibroue La Fin Du Bern   


Evil Twin Katz Pis (Demolen)   
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Stout 16.9oz   


Asphall Cider (16.9oz)   
Conistonâ€s Bluebird Bitter (16.9oz)   
Courage Russian Imperial Stout   
Gales Prize Old Ale   
J.W. Lees 2006 Calvados Aged Harvest Ale   
Sam Smithâ€s Nut Brown Ale   
Sam Smithâ€s Oatmeal Stout   
Youngâ€s Double Chocolate Stout (14.9oz Nitro Can)   


Sinebycoff Porter   


Au Baron Cuvã©e Des Jonquilles Beire De Garde   
Belzebuth "Malt Biere"   
Clos Du Normande Brut Apple Cider   
Thiriez Extra   


Aventinus Eisbock   
Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock   
Dr. Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse   
Gaffel Kolsch   
Schneiderweisse Hefe Weiss   
Weihenstephan Hefe Weiss   
Weihenstephan Dunkle Weiss   


Amacord Ama Blonda   
Amacord Ama Bruna   
Birra Baladin Super   
Birra Del Borgo Rubus   
Loverbeer Dâ€uva Beer   
Loverbeer Beerbera 2010   


Hitachino Sweet Stout   


De Molen Pek & Veren (Tar & Feathers)   
De Molen Storm & Averij (Strorm & Damage)   
Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout   
Emelisse Rauchbier   
La Trappe Quadrupel   
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch 6   
Urthel Saisonniere   
Urthel Samaranth   


Haaandbryggeriet Bestefar   
Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale   


Harviestoun Old Engine Oil   
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 12 Aged In 12 Yr Highland Park Cask   
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 16 (16 Yr Old Cask)   
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30 (30 Yr Old Cask)   
Skull Splitter Orkney Ale   
Traquair House   


Dugges Idjit! Imperial Stout   


Fanches-Montagens Cuvee Alex Le Rouge   
F-M La Meule   


Monk's Cafe
264 S 16th St
Btwn Latimer & Spruce St
(215) 545-7005
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