Sunday Brunch. Let’s be honest. It is one of the only things that makes the closing of the weekend bearable. Luckily, Philadelphia is rife with some truly delectable dishes that will satisfy any mid-morning craving. Now, for the top five brunch spots in Philly:
Parc has been a longtime beloved Center City restaurant. It frequently tops “best of” lists on Philly blogs thanks to its old world charm and service. Parc welcomes you with open arms and makes you feel as if you’ve stepped inside an authentic French bistro. Brunch begins at 10 a.m., but guests can also order off their full lunch menu. I note the opening time because this place fills up quickly. However, the Eggs Norwegian is well worth an hour wait.
This particular anglophile retreat is known for its cheese plate and Pims Cup, but what you many not know is that Dandelion is the go-to location in the city for an authentic English breakfast. I know I can’t get through my week without my blood pudding fix, but if that’s not exactly your cup of tea, the Poached Eggs with Bubble and Squeak (hollandaise and steak sauce) is out of this world. And don’t worry, you can still get the cheese board.
Green Eggs: home of the most visually appealing and decadent dessert/brunch in the city. Perhaps one of the best aspects of this restaurant is seeing the newcomers gape aghast at a tower of Red Velvet Pancakes or heaping serving of Cookie Dough Stuffed French Toast. If you’re more in a savory mood, and generally have a tough time making decisions, go for the Kitchen Sink, an amalgamation of every breakfast staple including, eggs, biscuits, and potatoes.
Look no further than the “Day Drinking” section of the Fitler Dining Room menu. In terms of food, Fitler is constantly updating the menu to feature fresh and unique offerings. Additionally, the restaurant is perfectly situated so you can grab a relaxing brunch before a stroll along the Schuylkill River Trail.
This small restaurant is a hidden gem of Old City. Tucked right in the middle of the fantastic boutiques on North Third Street, Wedge + Fig is the perfect spot to stop off to fuel your Sunday shopping excursion. The covered outdoor seating has the aesthetic of an English garden. The scones will help you forget your troubles. And the egg strata will give you the strength to tackle even the most dreaded of workweeks.
An English major entering the PR world, Meredith Hritz is exploring new writing mediums and a work/life balance. Loves coffee, books and bad TV shows.