February Dining News Across the Main Line’s Restaurant Scene

A cafe with Euro-style charm, fresh donut shops in Chester County and more dining updates make the month delicious.

Intent on bringing her take on Euro-style charm to the area, Magdalena Pasciak launched Cafesphere this past fall. The menu at this instant neighborhood favorite offers an exceptional list of Italian coffee drinks, loose-leaf teas, sweet and savory croissants, authentic baguettes, locally sourced cakes and pastries, and zero-proof cocktails. The two-story space is welcoming, with a play area for toddlers and a petite rooftop deck in nice weather. To minimize its environmental footprint, Cafesphere uses eco-friendly cups and utensils and ethically sourced coffee beans. 25 E. State St., Media, (484) 445-2946.

More Nibbles: Things are a little sweeter in Chester County now that Rose’s Little Donuts in West Chester and Wanderlust Doughnuts in Kennett Square have opened their doors. At Rose’s, we love the Black Forest and caramel chocolate with sea salt. Wanderlust fans swear by the maple bacon and mascarpone-filled varieties. 22 N. Darlington St., West Chester, (484) 623-6688, roseslittledonuts.com; 119 W. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 502-3786, wanderlustdoughnuts.com. … John Hearn, of Roots Cafe and Delco Dudes Hot Sauce fame, recently acquired Swarthmore’s Village Vine Wine Bar + Bistro from founders Jill Bennett Gaieski and Lori Kettering Knauer. Hearn is planning a new menu and interior renovations in the near future. 6 Park Ave., Swarthmore, (484) 471-3997, villagevineswarthmore.com.

Related: Where to Find Great Donuts in the Philadelphia Suburbs

Our Best of the Main Line Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!