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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse brings together two great loves of owner and Temple grad Ariell R. Johnson—cafe life and comic books. Located at 2578 Frankford Ave., Amalgam has gotten lots of press since it opened in December 2015. Amalgam celebrates comic book culture and the under-appreciated diversity among comic book artists and fans.

Johnson told Philly NewsWorks she chose Kensington "because of the new commercial space development there." The neighborhood's affordability and booming growth were no doubt attractions, too.