While you have more than likely heard of the wonders of the authentic Philly cheesesteak, you have probably overlooked the magnificence of the Brotherly Love breakfast. Popular for our epic hoagies, Philadelphia has much more to offer in the realm of boozy brunches than you might think. From artisan donuts and mimosas to a proper English plate of eggs and sausage, look no further for a tour of Philly’s morning delights.
Right in the heart of Center City, this groovy joint not only has some of the best breakfast cocktails (try the Midtown Mocha or the Space Age Mimosa), it also has some of the most delectable dishes. The Crunchy Brioche French Toast, for example, is definitely worth a shot.
Location: 1801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
It is a truth, universally acknowledged (at least it is in Philly), that you have not lived until you’ve had the Red Velvet pancakes from Green Eggs Cafe. The Tiramisu French Toast and the Crab Cake Eggs Benedict are not to be overlooked, though, and the environmentally friendly patron can rest easy due to Green Eggs “no waste” policy.
212 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA
1306 Dickinson Street, Philadelphia, PA
719 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
It is so worth waiting in line on a Saturday for organic deliciousness such as the Kennett Square Omelet and the Pom Punch (essentially a breakfast version of a Long Island Iced Tea). Both dog lovers and brunch goers alike will adore this little corner of Philadelphia with its delightful menu and pub-like atmosphere.
Location: 3420 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 9:30am
Friday: 11:30am to 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Anyone would be hard-pressed to find a better Irish coffee or a more friendly staff. Be sure to ask about seasonal specials, but the supper frittata is always amazing. Pro tip: if you happen to be around on the Sunday of Valentine’s Day weekend, go in your pajamas for a free donut or mimosa.
Breakfast is served all day and is available for take-out? Yes, please. Easily some of the best Huevos Rancheros you will find in Philly and Challah bread to die for. Bring your own booze and take a gander at all of the vegetarian and vegan options.
910 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA
1804 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA
227 N. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA