Philadelphia’s culinary scene offers up everything from delicious all-American fare to mouth-watering brunch joints. These 10 great brunch venues serve up fantastic late-morning breakfasts beyond the classic cream cheese-and-bagel combo.
10 Arts Bistro & Lounge
One of the images we associate with the word ‘brunch’ is a vast expanse of unlimited buffet, with the usual suspects – pancakes, salmon, cereals, juices and eggs. Impressively, 10 Arts Bistro sets all this up for its daily breakfasts. But perhaps the most splendid thing about 10 Arts is the grand rotunda framing the imposing marble columns, and the sophisticated decor that fuses tradition with cutting-edge modern design.
The House of William and Merry
Husband and wife team William and Merry adore food and prepare it with love and respect for quality and design. Having a meal at William and Merry’s feels like dining among friends, as the pair take such obvious pleasure in opening up their home to customers; their slogan is, tellingly, ‘Come dine at our house’. The cozy venue is a little way from the Philadelphian metropolis, but boasts the sort of ambiance which invites you to go the distance. Their brunch dishes range from duck confit sandwich, to spiced apple and buttermilk pancakes, steak and eggs with truffle parmesan frites and saffron aioli (yes, all in one dish) and everyone’s favorite, the soupe du jour.
Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat
There are two locations to choose from for your Honey’s brunch, but the queues here still seem too long to brunchers who want to get their hands on the legendary challah French toast on a lazy Sunday morning. Home-cooked, simple, oozing, steaming; the food is simply mouth-watering at this homely Jewish cooking joint. With regular specials on the board, and competitions on their social networks, Honey’s offers a rich menu of brunch classics, most of which can be adjusted according to your taste.
Northern Liberties: 800 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA, +1 215 925 1150
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