The 10 Best Brunch Spots in Philly

By Sarah Wolak | April 21, 2021 | Food & Drink

Brunch is one of the most treasured meals, whether as a reunion with friends over mimosas or after a night out in Philly. These ten spots are jam-packed with sweet and savory breakfasts fit for the brunch aficionado.

A delicious French toast dish at Rosalie

Located in Wayne, this recently-opened restaurant revolves its dishes around Italian soul cuisine. Begin brunch with one of Rosalie’s aperitivos, like the arancini made with saffron risotto and fresh mozzarella. From chicken live mousse crostini to mushroom gnocchi, there’s no shortage of fabulous flavor at this brunch. 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610.977.0600,

French-inspired dishes and brasserie classics take the reins on this Philadelphia bistro’s brunch menu. Ricotta ravioli, salmon tartare and quiche lorraine are just a few of Parc’s signature savors. Main entrees like the Moules or steak Frites are complemented by notes of white wine, shallots and garlic. 227 S. 18th St., 215.545.2262,

Barcelona Wine Bar
Barcelona’s take on brunch involves shareable tapas and of course, plenty of wine and specialty mimosas. Mediterranean-inspired dishes dominate the brunch menu with meals like brunch fideos, made with spicy chorizo, gaucho and fried egg on top. For a less breakfast-inspired meal, try the spiced beef empanadas or the serrano eggs benedict. 1709 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.515.7900,

Bud & Marilyn's
Cozied on the corner of 13th and Locust streets and just down the block from trendy Midtown is Bud & Marilyn’s. Known for their simple take on homestyle comfort food, Bud & Marilyn’s brunch menu offers familiar American favorites like brioche french toast and chicken and waffles. Shaved ham biscuits and gravy and Nashville hot chicken buns are some of Bud & Marilyn’s elevated twists on classic dishes. 1234 Locust St., 215.546.2220,

K’Far, which means “village” in Hebrew, is a traditional representation of an Israeli bakery and social cafe. K’Far’s breakfast menu specializes in Jerusalem-style baked goods like challah bread and bagel sandwiches topped with smoked salmon, pickled cucumbers and za’atar butter. For sweet tooths, pistachio sticky buns and chocolate babka breads grace the pastry menu. 110 S. 19th St., 267.800.7200,

Silk City Diner
Situated in a vintage diner car from the 1950s, Silk City Diner is Philly’s retro take on all things brunch and nightlife. Berry fritters made with citrus sugar, smoked agave and doused with thyme syrup are a fruity hangover cure after a night out on the town. Full plates include the sugary sweet silk cakes with brown sugar and malted vanilla batter, candied bacon bits and maple butter. 435 Spring Garden St., 215.592.8838,

Talula's Garden
One of Washington Square’s best-kept secrets is the decadent brunch menu at Talula’s Garden. Sweet, spicy and salty flavor combinations are key to Talula’s dishes, like the sweet and spicy candied bacon strips and buttermilk fried chicken and waffle with maple sage gravy and hot honey drizzle. Sides like the cheesy potato gratin or creamy corn grits with maple butter are scrumptious additions to any brunch entree. 210 W. Washington Sq., 215.592.7787,

In the heart of Philly’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood, Cake restaurant and bakery serves an essential Sunday brunch. Start off the beginning of the week with the baked brie, served with port wine figs and warm baguette from Cake’s bakery. The Sunday frittata, which is made with roasted peppers, velvety fontina cheese, basil and mild Italian sausage, is reason enough to stop in for a bite. 8501 Germantown Ave., 215.247.6887,

Who said that brunch has to be all about eggs? Located on top of the Cambria Hotel in Center City, Attitco’s rooftop brunch menu strays away from the norm with savory bites like fra diavolo chicken wings and kale caesar salad. Attico’s crab melt sandwich, made with gooey fontina, lemon and celery leaf salad, is Attico’s elevated take on the traditional brunch tuna melt. 219 S. Broad St., 267.536.5725,

Cafe Lift
Set against the backdrop of a refurbished factory in Philadelphia’s Callowhill neighborhood, Cafe Lift specializes in all things brunch. Lemon ricotta pancakes, cannoli french toast and spring frittata made with rainbow chard, smoked mozzarella and pesto are some of Cafe Lift’s claims to fame. Pair an order of eggs benedict with Cafe’s fresh brewed iced tea, or bring your own favorite boozy treat to accompany your meal. 428 N. 13th St., 215.922.3031,

Photography by: Photo by Alexandra Jade Tringali/Rosalie