The 10 Best Brunches In Philadelphia's Fishtown

Photo of Sarah Howell
15 November 2016

Fishtown is the industrial neighborhood of Philadelphia, teeming with artists, musicians and creatives who are steadily converting the old industrial buildings into the perfect brunch destinations, with just the right amount of vintage touch.

Green Eggs Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American, $$$
Green Eggs Cafe
Green Eggs Cafe | © Katherine Lim/WikiCommons
Green Eggs Cafe prides itself on being environmentally conscious and prohibits the use of styrofoam or disposable plastic in the facility. Many of the menu’s ingredients are locally sourced and the restaurant composts its waste. Green Eggs serves a hearty brunch, breakfast, and lunch, with menu items like the red velvet pancakes and the creme brulee French toast gaining quite a reputation.

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Milkcrate Cafe

Milkcrate Cafe is every music junkie’s dream; a cafe record shop combination. With vinyls used as decor and the outside of the cafe painted to look like one giant record, it’s hard to miss. The baked goods come from LeBus and the coffee from La Colombe, guaranteeing delicious eats. If the combination of records and baked goods is not enticing, this may not be the place for you. However, if you enjoy an early morning cup of joe with eggs on a bagel or a breakfast burrito while browsing an amazing record collection, this is your spot.
Address & telephone number: 400 E Girard Ave . Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 267 909 8348

Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie

Brasserie, Restaurant, Fast Food, Vegetarian
Girard Brasserie is a restaurant founded on a progressive principle, made popular with the pre-opening announcement of a no tipping policy in favor of progressive and stable payment for employees. If social equity and delicious food are two of your favorite things, this is your prime destination. The chic brunch location offers fine dining options at reasonable prices every Saturday and Sunday. With yellow accents and a black and white striped ceiling, the atmosphere is both retro and chic and quite pleasant.

Cafe La Maude

Cafe, Restaurant, French, Tea , $$$
Cafe La Maude is lovely, with seating outdoors beneath a black and white striped awning and a clean, bright interior. The cuisine is French and Lebanese inspired and beautifully presented. The Parisian zá is a must try, as are the gypsy eggs, scrumptious and unique like the rest of Cafe La Maude’s menu items. Customer service is phenomenal as well. The food, atmosphere, and service will not disappoint.

Lloyd Whiskey Bar

Lloyd Whiskey Bar is a trendy hot spot for those more particular about their drinks and their food. The Lloyd Sunday brunch includes a variety of draft beers, as well as the notorious fried deviled eggs and the rib eye eggs Benedict. Unlike many of Fishtown’s brunch spots, Lloyd Whiskey Bar doesn’t become terribly crowded, so if you are looking for a more low-key but tasty, high quality brunch Lloyd Whiskey Bar is your place.
Address & telephone number: 529 E Girard Ave. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 215 425 4600

Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat

Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat is a Fishtown favorite. The menu offers a delicious blend of Jewish and American south comfort foods. Both indoor and outdoor seating options are available, depending on the weather, and a long wait upon arrival for breakfast is almost always a guarantee (Honey’s does not take reservations). This vegetarian friendly restaurant makes it a hipster hangout, but there is food to satisfy every palate, vegetarian or otherwise.
Address & telephone number: 800 N 4th St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 215 925 1150

Hinge Cafe

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Pastry Shop, Tea , American, Vegetarian, $$$
Hinge Cafe has one of the most comforting, welcoming atmospheres in all of Fishtown. With marmalade colored walls and a colorful dish collection, a state of contentment while at Hinge is inevitable. Hinge also works as a local art hub for sister non-profit company Project Synergy and features art on the walls available for purchase. Popular dishes include the cinnamon bun French toast and crab cakes. If you are an art lover or just want to enjoy a quiet brunch with a book, this is your ideal destination.

Ida Mae's Bruncherie

Bar, Diner, Restaurant, Irish, American, Fast Food
Seating is primarily high stool and bar at this cozy Irish American breakfast destination. Breakfast favorites are the huevos ranchos and strawberry ricotta pancakes, or if you’re looking for the Irish choice, order the baked beans on toast. The atmosphere is diner like and the space can get crowded but the food will not disappoint.

N. 3rd

N. 3rd resides in a red brick building with a hip atmosphere. The interior is comprised of images of the female form, masks on the walls, and twinkle lights. N. 3rd prides itself on its menu, from unique salad selections like the Bibb salad and the beet salad to the array of omelettes. Outdoor seating is available in warmer months and you will find N. 3rd to be a phenomenal stop if you’re looking for a casual, inexpensive brunch with friends in a nice atmosphere. Enjoy brunch with a blood orange margarita in this Fishtown spot.
Address & telephone number: 801 N 3rd St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 215 413 3666

Cantina Dos Segundos

Cantina Dos Segundos is vibrant with color, from the orange ceilings and walls to the colorful menu. If the atmosphere and hipster crowd fail to seduce you, the breakfast burrito with an obligatory glass of bloody Maria or mimosa will. The atmosphere and the food make this an absolute must when brunching in Fishtown, particularly on a sunny morning when the room is set aglow.
Address & telephone number: 931 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 215 629 0500

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