WHY: At this eatery, you'll find three types of inventive waffles (hello, waffle grilled cheese) and a selection of eggs and small bites made by Philly favorite, chef Jason Cichonski.
BEST DISH: You can't miss out on the sticky-icky cinna-waffles, which are waffles disguised as sticky buns, covered in cream cheese icing and topped with cinnamon sugar. We’ll take two orders, please. 120 Market St., 215-925-7691
WHY: A Spanish-inspired brunch makes for a nice change from your pancakes-and-eggs routine.
BEST DISH: Try the revuelto—soft scrambled eggs, shrimp, and wild mushrooms with a side of tortilla Española made with saffron aïoli. It’s the change you've been looking for. 217-219 Chestnut St., 215-625-2450
WHY: The Vetri Family never disappoints, and you can expect to find polenta pancakes on the menu.
BEST DISH: Like we said, the polenta pancake with pecans, golden raisins, and maple syrup. Wash it down with a limoncello collins made with mint and Bluecoat gin. 412 S. 13th St. and Waverly; 215-732-2647