November 28 marks a day that breakfast lovers hold near and dear to their heart, National French Toast Day. Spend this special day at one of our favorite brunch spots, and indulge in some of the best French toast in the city.
Why have cannolis for dessert when you can have them for breakfast? Cafe Lift’s signature cannoli French toast is a mouthwatering plate of warm challah bread coated in cinnamon vanilla custard. Topping off the dish is a sprinkling of sliced bananas, chocolate chips, pistachios, and cannoli filling. 428 N. 13th St., 215.922.9425, cafelift.com
If you haven’t spent your Sunday morning enjoying brunch at Fork Restaurant, you’re missing out. Fork puts a fruity twist on the classic breakfast favorite by adding a peach compote and a maple syrup drizzle. This simple-yet-sophisticated dish is exactly what you need to start your day right. 306 Market St., 215.625.9425, forkrestaurant.com
As if French toast isn’t delectable enough, Sabrina’s takes it to the next level with a cream cheese-stuffed version. Featuring bananas and vanilla bean syrup, the delicious dish is served all day long. 1804 Callowhill St., 215.636.9061, sabrinascafe.com
Satisfy your tastebuds with Tria Taproom’s savory stout coated French toast. Topped with a creamy custard, seasonal fruit, pecan caramel, and poached golden raisins, there’s no way you'll walk away from Tria Taproom unsatisfied. 2005 Walnut St., 215.557.8277, triaphilly.com
If you are looking for the ultimate way to combine breakfast with an American comfort food, the apple-pie-inspired French toast from Luna does just that. The deliciously warm Brioche bread is stuffed with house-made apple compote, dusted with cinnamon, and finished off with a brown sugar whipped cream. $13, 317 Market St., 215.309.3140, lunaphilly.com
Elevate your Sunday brunch experience with the peanut butter mousse and banana French toast from TALK. If the heavenly French toast doesn’t fill you up enough, the dish also comes with a choice of two sides such as toast, avocado, or fruit salad. 2121 Walnut St., 215.515.3608, talkphl.com