Welcome back to the 2nd edition of really awesome things to do in Philly!

This time, I will be discussing my personal favorite meal: brunch.


Everyone loves brunch.  There is so much to do: eat, drink, be merry, and gossip with your friends. We at Haverford are lucky enough to get brunch on Sundays at the DC, but what about that insatiable Saturday midday hunger that can be only be stifled with fluffy pancakes, unlimited OJ, and fresh berries?  We have the wide, wonderful world of Philly to feed us.

And dudes out there- you may think brunch is a ladies thing, but don’t be fooled.  I went to brunch on Saturday, and there was a group of the bro-iest looking bros dining on some bacon and eggs.  Brunch is a genderless meal for us all to enjoy.

So, without further ad0, here is a quick guide to your go-to brunch spots in Philly:



Location: 227 S 18th St.

Type of Food: French

Short Description: This Stephen Starr restaurant features gourmet French food, delectable desserts, and a cafe-in-Paris vibe.  Come here to impress your lady friends, or to feel like you are part of the bourgeois in 19th century France.

Continental Mid-town


Location: 1801 Chestnut St.

Type of Food: Mostly American, Features Other Cuisines

Short Description: Another Stephen Starr restaurant with great atmosphere and great cocktails (only if you are over 21, though!).  This is a great place to try if you are in the mood for classic brunch favorites or if you are looking for a Jetson-meets-Brady Brunch feel.  Bonus: great rooftop seating if the weather is nice!

Sabrina’s Cafe


Location: 1804 Callowhill St.

Type of Food: American, Diner Food

Short Description: This diner-esque restaurant features massive portions with typical brunch food.  This is a good place to go if you like home-y spots, or want a variety of breakfast and lunch food.  The stuffed french toast is a fan favorite!

Cafe Lift


Location: 428 N 13th St.

Type of Food: American, Diner Food

Short Description: Cafe Lift is a hip, artsy breakfast joint with killer brunch- it’s their specialty!  A comfortable loft space that’s looks like it was styled out of an Urban Outfitters catalog.  Try their famous cannoli french toast!

Honest Tom’s Taco Shop


Location: 261 S 44th St.

Type of Food: Mexican

Short Description: Not feeling typical brunch-y food?  No problem!  A tiny joint popular with the UPenn students that features a variety of taco options- even in the morning!  Feeling breakfast food?  Also, not a problem- Tom’s has a selection of great breakfast tacos.

So here are just a few of the great options to pursue for the greatest meal ever.  Try one, try them all- they will not disappoint!  See you in Philly, Fords!


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  • Leigh Kloss is currently a Junior at Haverford College. She is a Psychology major and Gender and Sexuality Studies and History of Art minor. When she is not working at the fabulous Student Activities Office, she enjoys rapping to Nicki Minaj, watching Mean Girls, and shopping at Trader Joe's.

  • 23 September 2013
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