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Quill & Crumb

Opening Soon!

cheese board with fruit, nuts, and bread

Quill & Crumb is the new Folger café, located in the Great Hall. Enjoy lunch, baked goods, and snacks alongside coffee and tea service during the day, and a full-service bar and light bites in the evening.


The seasonal menu includes light grab-and-go options; soups, salads, and sandwiches throughout the day; boxed lunches available to eat on the Folger’s grounds; a variety of coffees, teas, and snacks; and full bar service and small plates in the evening.

The café is run by Constellation Culinary Group, which operates a number of restaurants and eateries at American cultural institutions, including Merriweather Café at Hillwood Estate and Stir Restaurant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Great Hall

Quill & Crumb is located in the Folger’s historic Great Hall, which was originally designed by architect Paul Philippe Cret to resemble a gallery within a 16th-century English home. The Great Hall features strapwork plaster ceiling, oak-paneled walls, and intricately designed terracotta floors.

strapwork plaster ceiling and oak-paneled walls in the Great Hall

Seating options

Seating will be offered in three zones across the Great Hall:

  • tables and banquettes ideal for leisurely lunches
  • a middle area with high-top tables for enjoying coffee or a quick snack
  • a lounge area perfect for socializing over drinks or grabbing a light bite before a performance in Folger Theatre

Did you know?

The name Quill & Crumb was the top vote-getter in a crowdsourced project to name the café. The Folger shared five of the 1,750 suggested names for the public to vote on, and Quill & Crumb was the overwhelming favorite.