Cafe Lutecia is a tiny, dingy, cafe. They serve decent coffee and food. It is rarely crowded and the staff is friendly. You can always find an old man relaxing reading a newspaper, which makes time seem to slow down for a bit. (for a croissant)
From an ex-Drexel culinary student who bought a bunch of cheeses so she could a) study which melted best into super-thin Bulgogi beef, and b) make hilarious jokes about cutting them, KAMI is Philly's first-ever Korean-American cheesesteak and taco cart.
The Renwick Gallery, part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum—is in a French Second-Empire-style building built just before the Civil War. >> IOne block east of the White House and one block north of the Corcoran Gallery.