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The Best Places for Brunch in Philadelphia

Where to find the top brunch spots in the City of Brotherly Love

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Weekends were made for brunching — chatting with friends, digging into a stack of syrupy pancakes, lingering over a latte or a Bloody Mary.

Fortunately, Philly knows how to brunch.

From the nearly endless options in the City of Brotherly Love, below are some great brunch spots for superlative weekend starters. Happy brunching!

Note: This page was last updated on June 6, 2018. Menu items mentioned are accurate as of that date. Always check with the restaurant for the latest dishes.

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Reading Terminal Market

Options galore in one of one of the best public markets in the U.S.

Interior of Reading Terminal Market Interior of Reading Terminal Market
— Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Reading Terminal Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market and one of the greatest public markets in the country. Boasting virtually every type of cuisine, it’s no surprise there are great brunch options. From country-style scrapple at the Down Home Diner to apple dumplings at Dutch Eating Place to decadent bacon and banana French toast at Pearl’s Oyster Bar, Reading Terminal Market offers delicious eats at multiple, mostly family operated stands. (Looking for other breakfast bites near the Convention Center? Check out our guide here.)

Where: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street

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Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse

A top-notch spot to make Sunday extra special

LaCroix at The Rittenhouse LaCroix at The Rittenhouse
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Lacroix, in The Rittenhouse hotel, serves a filling Sunday brunch prix-fixe menu featuring hors d’oeuvres (fried sunchokes with Cubanelle jam; Vietnamese beef broth with quail egg; heirloom tomato panzanella), raw-bar specialties, signature entrees (grilled Rhode Island squid with sweet corn, lima bean and green chili), salads, charcuterie, a carving station and wine pairings. A decadent dessert table rounds out the offerings.

Where: Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square

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Parc

Parisian pastries and more right on Rittenhouse Square

Parc Parc
— Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

Wake up as if you’re in Paris at Parc, which offers delicious French-inspired cuisine — think croque-madame, steak and eggs and, of course, croissants and other perfect coffee-pairing pastries. Get lucky and brunch will come with prime Rittenhouse Square people-watching from the abundant and coveted alfresco tables.

Where: Parc, 227 S. 18th Street

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Sabrina’s Cafe

Popular spot with famous French toast

Sabrina’s Café, with four Philly-area outposts (in Bella Vista, Fairmount, Powelton Village and Wynnewood), has redefined brunch locally with creative signatures like spiced tofu scrambles and thick-cut challah French toast stuffed with all manner of sweet stuff. Of course, there’s the always-outrageous lineup of specials, always cleverly tuned to the hungry zeitgeist.

Where: Sabrina's Cafe, Multiple locations including 1804 Callowhill Street

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Hungry Pigeon

Creative eats and killer pastries

Hungry Pigeon Hungry Pigeon
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Hungry Pigeon welcomes eaters any time of day with comforting food and a relaxing atmosphere. The Saturday and Sunday early service, featuring organic brown rice breakfast porridge with poached eggs, breakfast sandwiches on homemade English muffins and heirloom apple Dutch baby pancakes, makes a convivial start or end to a weekend jaunt.

Where: Hungry Pigeon, 743 S. 4th Street

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Sam’s Morning Glory Diner

Classics with a homemade touch

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Sam’s Morning Glory Diner offers proof that a patient line out the door rarely, if ever, lies. This is a beloved bruncherie thanks to its focaccia-fried egg sandwiches, can’t-beat “Glory Cakes” with real maple syrup and the ever-revolving specials, all served with sides of hot biscuits and smirking greasy-spoon attitude.

Where: Sam's Morning Glory Diner, 735 S. 10th Street

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High Street on Market

Breakfast sandwiches, pastries and bread that begs you to get out of bed

— Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

High Street on Market has become Old City’s daily go-to for seasonal and inspired quick-service meals. Early eaters are treated to egg, kale and mushroom sandwiches; ginger yogurt with pistachio and cardamom honey; smoked whitefish or cured salmon atop flavor-packed house-baked breads.

Where: High Street on Market, 308 Market Street

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Suraya

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Suraya, a hopping, handsome Fishtown collaboration between the owners of Northern Liberties’ Cafe La Maude and nearby Root Wine Bar, has rapidly risen to the top of the hot-ticket brunch list thanks to its selections of intoxicating, egg-topped man’oushe (pizza-like Lebanese flatbreads) and stunningly delicious house-baked French pastries.

Where: Suraya, 1528 Frankford Avenue

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Green Eggs Cafe

Sustainable ingredients turned into hearty breakfast meals

Green Eggs Cafe specializes in eco-conscious eats with local and sustainable ingredients. On the menu across its three Philly locations: quinoa porridge with fresh berries, Creole shrimp and grits, crème brûlée French toast and the hearty “Kitchen Sink” skillet, topped with a homemade biscuit and sausage gravy.

Where: Green Eggs Cafe, Multiple locations including 1306 Dickinson Street

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Bud & Marilyn’s

Breakfast with a soulful Southern twist

Bud & Marilyn's Bud & Marilyn's
— Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Bud & Marilyn’s recognizes the need for old-fashioned American indulgence with items like almond-coconut-chocolate French toast, shareable pecan cinnamon rolls and Nashville hot chicken biscuit sandwiches. The cocktails (grapefruit mimosa with St-Germain; smoked Bloody’s) more than hold up their end of the deal.

Where: Bud & Marilyn's, 1234 Locust Street

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The Dutch

All-day breakfast and lunch

The Dutch, a joint venture between chefs Joncarl Lachman (Noord) and Lee Styer (Fond), draws on Pennsylvania German and Northern European flavors for a singular approach to daytime chow. The menu covers ring bologna eggs Benedict, Dutch baby pancakes that are both sweet and savory and a house-smoked fish platter.

Where: The Dutch, 1527 S. 4th Street

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Cafe Lift

Neighborhood hangout with a European-inspired menu

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Cafe Lift does brunch all day, every day. The sleek Callowhill spot specializes in decadent delicacies like a “Nutty Monky” crespelle with bananas and chocolate hazelnut spread; a “Polish Benedict,” served with local Czerw’s kielbasa and mustard hollandaise sauce; and an Italian sausage and roasted Brussels sprouts frittata. Lift will debut a second location in Narberth in spring 2018.

Where: Cafe Lift, 428 N. 13th Street

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Cafe La Maude

France meets Lebanon meets awesome food

Cafe La Maude Cafe La Maude
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Cafe La Maude stands out from the usual brunch pack by focusing on bold Lebanese and Middle Eastern dishes, served all day. This Northern Liberties spot is known for green shakshouka, “gypsy eggs” and open-faced Mediterranean burritos served atop grilled pita.

Where: Cafe La Maude, 816 N. 4th Street

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Honey’s Sit N Eat

A Philly favorite with two locations

Honey’s Sit N Eat has two homey, quirky brunch-time hideaways — one in Northern Liberties and another in Graduate Hospital. The charm here is the fusion of Southern and Jewish fare: country fried steak and gravy-soaked biscuits join challah French toast and giant crispy latkes.

Where: Honey's Sit N Eat, Multiple locations including 2101 South Street

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Aksum

Flavorful and authentic Mediterranean fare

Askum’s Mediterranean kitchen brings a heavy punch of flavor to every brunch-time feast. With accents from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, find dishes like spicy beef and tomato sauce-simmered eggs, kale spanakopita, fava bean-filled Mudammas with smoky paprika potatoes and more. The BYOB serves up brunch each Saturday and Sunday from its West Philly home.

Where: Aksum, 4630 Baltimore Avenue

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Front Street Cafe

A chic cafe for the health-minded bruncher

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A java and juice bar, an airy second floor and an outdoor garden all await at Front Street Cafe, a chic spot for those seeking to score vegan, vegetarian and other delicious brunch options. From quinoa porridge with cashew cream to tofu or sausage breakfast tacos, both sweet and savory options abound here alongside a variety of drink options — including cocktails.

Where: Front Street Cafe, 1253 N. Front Street

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Jerry’s Bar

Care for jazz with that morning cocktail?

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Jerry’s Bar saves the morning after with a round of Buffalo Bloody Mary’s and live jazz music in Northern Liberties. The convivial corner spot tempts with mountains of scrapple and sausage, warm cinnamon cream cheese sticky buns and a fried chicken sandwich with hot honey and charred scallion aioli.

Where: Jerry's Bar, 129 W. Laurel Street

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Silk City

Diner food gets a heartier, more innovative makeover

Silk City may look like a typical diner on the outside, but it serves up anything but the standard breakfast-brunch items daily from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. And what’s better with smothered chicken and waffles, cider-braised pork belly hash cheese-stuffed corn muffins than one of their specialty brunch cocktails, or a beer from the 30-plus-option bottle-and-can list?

Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street

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Talula’s Garden

A farm-to-table breakfast

Talula's Garden Talula's Garden
— Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Talula’s Garden offers an array of brunch options, including chicken and waffles, a just-for-brunch dry aged farm burger, old-fashioned griddled buttermilk pancakes, frittatas and more, which can all be washed down with fresh juices or a cocktail. Note that brunch is available on Sundays only.

Where: Talula's Garden, 210 W. Washington Square

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Amada

Tapas and other Spanish-inspired morning treats

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Amada — Jose Garces’ original Philadelphia restaurant — welcomes guests for a Spanish desayuno on Saturday and Sunday, spotlighting chorizo and eggs, Serrano ham and manchego cheese omelets and Sangria pancakes. A selection of cocktails are served at brunch as well.

Where: Amada, 217-219 Chestnut Street

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Tela's Market & Kitchen

Tela’s Market and Kitchen in Fairmount opens daily for breakfast. On the menu are Irish oatmeal with dried fruit, buttermilk pancakes and a breakfast burrito with potato chorizo hash and salsa roja.

Where: Tela's Market & Kitchen, 1833 Fairmount Avenue

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The Dandelion

British-inspired pub does brunch

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The brunch menu at The Dandelion — Stephen Starr’s British-inspired pub in Rittenhouse Square — is a cozy gem, offering hearty egg dishes and creative takes on savory breakfasts and sweet delights, including Scotch pancakes with maple-glazed apples. The Dandelion’s cocktails — like the Queen’s Garden or Pimm’s Deluxe — make the dining experience that much more enjoyable.

Where: The Dandelion, 124 S. 18th Street

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Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

Award-winning restaurant with innovative options

Brunch at Wm Mulherin's Sons Brunch at Wm Mulherin's Sons
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Wm. Mulherin’s Sons redefines Italian cooking on a daily basis, including weekend mornings. The doughnut egg sandwich with ham and fontina, eggs on volcano (spicy tomato sauce, polenta, guanciale, long hots) and mushroom truffle pizza with Burrata befit the beautifully appointed midcentury modern decor and expertly crafted cocktails.

Where: Wm. Mulherin’s Sons, 1355 N. Front Street

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Walnut Street Cafe

Walnut Street Cafe Walnut Street Cafe
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Walnut Street Cafe, overseen by the New York City crew that ran the Michelin-starred Rebelle, is a high-style addition to the Philly dining scene. For weekend brunch, they offer a mix of straight-up classics (two sunny eggs, potatoes, breakfast meat, toast) with some delightfully unexpected options (hammy, cheesy, egg-y Georgian khachapuri bread).

Where: Walnut Street Cafe, 2929 Walnut Street

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Ants Pants Cafe

Ants Pants Cafe pours Australian-style coffees (have the flat white) to accompany “brekkie platters” of eggs, Brie-stuffed apricot French toast and vegetarian sweet potato hash. They’ve got two locations, holding down opposite sides of South Street.

Where: Ants Pants Cafe, Multiple locations including 2212 South Street

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Pub & Kitchen

Pub & Kitchen serves what is easily a contender for one of the city’s best Bloody Mary variants, but the spicy Wrangler is only one reason to visit. The menu of modern brunch fare (eggs in purgatory, house-smoked salmon tartine, smothered fried chicken and biscuits) is tempting enough on its own.

Where: Pub & Kitchen, 1946 Lombard Street

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Fitzwater Cafe

A neighborhood spot with all the brunch classics

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The Fitzwater Cafe has been a beloved Bella Vista brunch pit stop for years, thanks to its simple, soulful approach to daytime grub. The stuffed breakfast burrito, Italian egg plate (with roasted peppers, tomato and spinach) and andouille sausage hash are all big hits, but best might be the “good ole,” a potato-and-egg hoagie, served with American cheese on a crusty Sarcone’s roll.

Where: Fitzwater Cafe, 728 S. 7th Street

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Urban Farmer Philadelphia

Steak, eggs and more from a chic modern steakhouse

Urban Farmer, in the Logan Hotel, keeps the focus on sustainable yet satisfying cooking during brunch hours. Among the choices: blue crab omelet with béarnaise, shaved ham Benedict, duck hash with sunnyside up duck egg and white cheddar burger.

Where: Urban Farmer Philadelphia, 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Reading Terminal Market
Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse
Parc
Sabrina’s Cafe
Hungry Pigeon
Sam’s Morning Glory Diner
High Street on Market
Suraya
Green Eggs Cafe
Bud & Marilyn’s
The Dutch
Cafe Lift
Cafe La Maude
Honey’s Sit N Eat
Aksum
Front Street Cafe
Jerry’s Bar
Silk City
Talula’s Garden
Amada
Tela's Market & Kitchen
The Dandelion
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
Walnut Street Cafe
Ants Pants Cafe
Pub & Kitchen
Fitzwater Cafe
Urban Farmer Philadelphia
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