Where to Eat Brunch in South Philly | Philadelphia Caller

South Philly - It's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunching, it's brunch! Philly's brunch options have gone truly global. South Philly has some great spots for brunch, such as sweet bao and kimchi bloody mary's at Bing Bing Dim Sum or bologna eggs benedict and dutch baby pancakes The Dutch. See below for a complete list of South Philadelphia Brunch Hot Spots.


Best South Philly Brunch Spots

Barcelona - already beloved for its authentic Spanish tapas, has gotten into the bustling brunch game on East Passyunk Avenue. Classic small plates like albóndigas and Tortilla Española share menu space with brunch-only picks, like Serrano ham eggs Benedict or pan con huevos with Manchego cheese. 1709 E. Passyunk Avenue

Café y Chocolate - in deep South Philly, pairs its hearty, vegetarian-friendly Mexican breakfast/brunch menu (high recommend for the chilaquiles) with hard-to-find coffees and hot drinks, such as cinnamon-tinged chocolate Oaxaca and cappuccino, a cappuccino laden with cajeta, Mexican goat's milk caramel. Located at 1532 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145

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, sweet and savory Dutch baby pancakes, and a house-smoked fish platter at 1527 S. 4th Street.

Thanks to its simple, soulful approach to daytime grub, the Fitzwater Cafe has been a beloved Bella Vista brunch pit stop for years. The stuffed breakfast burrito, Italian egg plate (with roasted peppers, tomato, and spinach), and andouille sausage hash are big hits. Still, best might be the "good ole," a potato-and-egg hoagie, served with American cheese on a crusty Sarcone's roll. 728 S. 7th Street

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. 1306 Dickinson Street

Fitz and Starts - This place welcomes eaters 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. 743 S. 4th Street, (215) 278-2736, hungrypigeon.com

Noord - bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB)brunch might be the city's only place to find the Scandinavian specialty smorrebrod (buttered dark rye with a variety of fish, spreads, and toppings). Omelets come stuffed with spiced crabmeat or Dutch-style vinegar-braised beef; the French toast is deep-fried and topped with fresh fruit, and the Bloody Mary's can come garnished with pickled herring. 1046 Tasker Street

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. 910 Christian Street, (215) 574-1599; 1804 Callowhill Street

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. 735 S. 10th Street

The Tasty - reimagines the old-school, corner American diner as a vegan destination. The simple, hearty food is built around plant-based alternatives to classic ingredients, like "egg" sandwiches on English muffins, waffles (with or without chicken), and even ham-free Monte Cristos. 1401 S. 12th Street

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