Whether spent with friends or family, brunch is a meal we all look forward to. Not sure where to dine this weekend? Look no further. Here, five of the most exciting brunch menus that Philly has to offer.
Callowhill’s Cafe Lift has a meal for every salty, sweet or savory craving. Sink your fork into the Polish Benedict—an interesting take on the egg dish featuring kielbasa and sauerkraut—or try the spring garden frittata for a mix of fresh vegetables and eggs with melted mozzarella and pesto. As for something sweet? The cannoli French toast, filled with sweet ricotta, should do the trick. Everyday 8a.m.-3p.m., 428 N. 13th St., 215.922.3031, cafelift.com
Locally sourced ingredients keep this menu exciting and ever-changing. Start the morning out with a house-made charcuterie board complete with meats and seasonal vegetables from local farms. Instead of ordering a mimosa, try one of Kensington Quarters’ specialty cocktails, like the Sunset in the Algarve—vodka and prosecco—or the Tea Time on Frankford—gin-infused chamomile tea. And for the main course try the pork chop and eggs, a standout dish that’s finished with a red wine onion jus. Saturday and Sunday, 11a.m.-2:30p.m., 1310 Frankford Ave., 267.314.5086, kensingtonquarters.com
The Logan Hotel’s Urban Farmer offers a hefty weekend brunch menu. The steak frites is rubbed in black garlic and olives and served with a great portion of fries. For a southern-style breakfast, order biscuits and sausage gravy served with a fried egg. Make sure to have a Farmer #4—vodka, St. Germain, lime and grapefruit—at the ready to wash it all down. Saturday and Sunday, 8a.m.-3p.m., 1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215.963.2788, urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com
This five-time James Beard Award finalist puts a French twist on American cuisine. Choose from three refreshing mimosa pitchers for the table—blueberry mint, cucumber basil, and watermelon lime. Opt for the brunch burger, made with local beef, melted cheddar, and pickles with a side of crispy potatoes. Sunday, 11a.m.-3p.m., 306 Market St., 215.625.9425, forkrestaurant.com
The Oyster House takes inspiration from the coast of New England when serving up brunch. Begin with the Moravian sampler—12 oysters, six clams, six shrimp, half a lobster, scallop ceviche and seafood salad. Expect to dive into dishes like lobster eggs Benedict, grilled swordfish (served with thick-cut bacon) and an overflowing lobster roll. Saturday, 11:30a.m.-3p.m., 1516 Sansom St., 215.567.7683, oysterhousephilly.com