Top Five Breakfast Spots
Our picks for the best omelets, bagels, pancakes and more
Going out to breakfast is one of those little indulgences that can make all the difference in the quality of your day. Here are some of our favorite places to slurp some coffee, munch a bagel and generally get things started on the right foot. After all, don’t they say that breakfast is the more important meal of the day?
1. Little Pete’s
219 S. 17th Street and 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue
A Philadelphia institution, Little Pete’s (yes, there really is a Pete, although he’s not particularly little) has been serving up the best in diner breakfasts at all hours of the day and night for more than 25 years.
Don’t miss: For the egg fans amongst you, the feta and spinach omelet is one of the best in the city.
910 Christian Street and 1804 Callowhill Street
Sabrina’s starts serving breakfast at 8 a.m. and the line for tables forms soon after. Don’t be discouraged by the wait though, your meal with make it more than worthwhile.
Don’t miss: The Barking Chihuahua, a breakfast burrito stuffed to bursting with eggs, beans, red peppers and cheese.
227 S. 18th Street
The latest addition to the Rittenhouse Square dining scene, this French brasserie has been wholeheartedly embraced by Philadelphians and Francophiles alike.
Don’t miss: The daily quiche special, which is served with a delicate pile of dressed salad greens and a slice of brioche toast, making for a truly lovely start to your day.
4. Honey’s Sit-N-Eat
800 N. 4th Street
Honey’s takes traditional breakfast fare and elevates it to new heights by using pastured eggs, local meats and a whole lot of care.
Don’t miss: The freshly baked biscuits, slow-cooked grits and handmade latkes.
5. Famous 4th Street Deli
700 S. 4th Street
In the mood for an old fashioned Jewish deli breakfast? Then walk yourself over to Famous, where the scrambled eggs are stuffed with nova lox and the bagel platter threaten to topple with cream cheesy goodness.
Don’t miss: Matzoh brei (scrambled eggs, enriched with softened matzoh) and the most authentic bagels in town.
— Published July 15, 2009