Somewhat under the radar, Amis hosts a classy, modern Italian Sunday brunch. Choose from a list of house blended cocktails like the seasonal spring fruit bellini or the bloody Mary. Common staples from the original dinner menu are present, such as bucatini with jalapeño and almond pesto, but there are several breakfast options. Try the Belgian waffle with hazelnuts and semifreddo or the polenta pancake. Perfect for al fresco dining, this isn’t the cheapest brunch, but it is one of the tastiest ones.
Address & phone number: 412 S 13th St Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-732-2647
Here, you can choose the prix-fixe menu that includes your choice of a first and second dish, a cocktail, plus unlimited Garces Trading Co. coffee or tea and a basket of house made pastries. The modern Mediterranean menu comes with selections of cheeses, charcuteries and sandwiches, to name a few items. Previously named one of the top brunches in the nation, it’s clear why when you take in its fresh ingredients and accommodating, rustic decor.
Address & phone number: 1111 Locust St Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-574-1099
Choose from an engaging selection at Pennsylvania 6 for their weekend brunch. The American cuisine with a Southern flair has a convenient selection of brioche french toast and egg dishes, like the omelette with lump crab meat, and their divine Belgian waffle comes with bananas foster, pecans and whipped cream. If you decide to order off the brunch menu, try the appetizer mason jars. If you feel a need for comfort food, this down home environment with home style fixings is a nice, relaxing alternative in the heart of the village.
Address & phone number: 114 S 12th St Philadelphia, PA 19107 267-639-5606
Varga’s executive chef, Evan Turney, has crafted a creative American menu to please crowds on a slow moving weekend morning. The jump lump crab fries are a popular item here, and are filled with béchamel, parmesan and truffle oil, and also try the duck confit wings with a pomegranate molasses-bourbon chili sauce and bleu cheese. Definitely check out the outdoor seating on warm days for people watching and leisurely eating.
Address & phone number: 941 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-627-5200
For a more exotic brunch, Indeblue boasts a mouthwatering menu. The menu features traditional Indian breakfast dishes along with American staples like French toast, omelets and wraps prepared with an Indian flair. There are also three thali options that include a chef’s option, two tasting options, mango chutney, a dal makhani appetizer, and rice, naan and raita. For Sunday brunch, there’s also live sitar and tabla music.
Address & phone number: 205 S 13th St Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-545-4633
El Vez offers a fun and colorful brunch with Mexican-inspired flavors. Try the Mexican waffle – a malted waffle with canella whipped cream, shaved Mexican chocolate and hot Mexican chocolate sauce. There are also many savory options to try, like the upmarket verde chorizo and goat cheese omelet. There’s a nice option of cocktails on the brunch menu, and diners may choose from different types of mimosas such as traditional, guava or blood orange. Also check out the ‘cochino caliente’ bloody Mary mixed with a chipotle blend, habanero-infused tequila and bacon.
Address & phone number: 121 S 13th St Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-928-9800
Mixto mixes Caribbean, Cuban and Latin American influences in its tasty, fresh brunch menu. Popular items include the special frittatas like the Colombian with plantains and Colombian chorizo, and there are also traditional American brunch staples like eggs Benedict and French toasts. Their salads are a highlight, served with fresh vegetables and presented in lovely, exotic plates. Sit outside at one their comfortable tables for a nice breeze.
Address & phone number: 1141 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-592-0363