Monthly November, 2013

"The waitress takes your order, returns promptly with bread and wine, and then rings a small brass bell. Forks pause mid- air. Conversations stop. All eyes are on the young server. “I’m going to sing an aria from Puc- cini’s La Ronde,” she announces brightly. Uh-oh. Can she pull it off? She does. Brilliantly. Winning over even those who prefer Gorgonzola ravioli to opera. It’s no gimmick. When waiters at The Victor Cafe cluster around a table to sing “Happy Birthday,” you’re not at Chuck E. Cheese’s, you’re at La Scala." - Stacia Friedman, ARRIVE 

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Opera Just Isn’t In The Air At Victor’s

“The waitress takes your order, returns promptly with bread and wine, and then rings a small brass bell. Forks pause mid- air. Conversations stop. All eyes are on the young server. “I’m going to sing an aria from Puc- cini’s La Ronde,” she announces brightly. Uh-oh. Can she pull it off? She does. Brilliantly. Winning over even

The Record Collection

(circa 1924) Shows the café as it’s original beginning as a record shop across the street from it’s present location. It opened in 1918. The middle 2 men are my father and grandfather (the founder). There are restaurants all over the world with live opera. The Victor Cafe is unique, however, because of an extensive

Lois Winter, A Forever Cherished Customer

In 1943, The Victor Cafe was so blessed to welcome a special guest – Lois Winter | Women’s Marine Corps. Her daughter was so kind to share her mother Lois’ special letters addressed to “Mums & Dad,” describing her experiences in Philadelphia & at the Victor Cafe. Below you will find a short note from Kim Pearson, Lois’