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The Hottest New Brunches in Philly, December 2018

Where to go for pancakes, breakfast tacos, shakshuka, and more morning favorites

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Many of Philadelphia's best brunch spots are classics, with lines out the door every weekend. But for those craving something new, there are always fresh additions to Philly’s brunch scene doing their best to make eggs, pancakes, and waffles stand out in the crowd. Here are some of the most noteworthy new brunches to try.

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1. Over Easy Breakfast Club

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2302 E Norris St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Fishtown’s newest bruncherie is a sleek spot that buys from local purveyors, with coffee from Rival Bros., bread from Lost Bread Co., meat from Primal Supply, and fish from Samuels & Son. It’s only open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Jillian Guyette

2. Rosy's Taco Bar

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2220 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 858-4561
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If day-drinking is on the agenda, the new Rosy’s Taco Bar is offering a prix fixe brunch that includes three drinks, an entree, and churros for $30. Or get a non-alcoholic drink, entree, and churros for $20 (the kid-sized version is $10). Dishes includes the likes of huevos rancheros, tres leches French toast, and breakfast tacos.

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3. Spice Finch

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220 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 309-2238
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Spice Finch, from Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle, just added breakfast and brunch. The Rittenhouse restaurant is serving pancakes with orange blossom maple syrup, avocado toast with “egg in the hole,” shakshuka, and more.

Breanne Furlong

4. Oloroso

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1121 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 324-3014
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Tod Wentz’s Spanish restaurant is now serving weekday lunch and weekend brunch. Head here for tapas and cheeses or go for one of the larger dishes made for sharing, like the seafood paella. To drink, a sweet mimosa made with sherry and berries or a savory bloody mary with chorizo.

Lexy Pierce

5. Trattoria Carina

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2201 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-5818
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Sunny Fitler Square spot Trattoria Carina just added weekend brunch hours, with an Italian menu featuring baked eggs all’amatriciana and a cipollini onion and potato tart, plus morning cocktails including bellinis and bloody marys.

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6. Audrey Claire

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276 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 731-1222
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Audrey Claire, the long-running Mediterranean BYOB near Rittenhouse Square, changed owners earlier this year. And with that change, now comes brunch. The brunch menu keeps the Mediterranean theme, with dishes like shakshuka, an omelet with artichoke, spinach, and feta, and labneh toast. Bring along some Champagne or vodka to go with strawberry basil lemonade or pomegranate lime mixers.

7. P. J. Clarke’s

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601 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 999-2000
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The brunch menu at the new P.J. Clarke’s skews savory, with a pork roll and scrambled egg sandwich, an eggs Benedict with porchetta and broccoli rabe, and an avocado BLT on offer. But if you’re craving something sweet, there’s also lemon and ricotta pancakes.

8. Libertine

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261 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 398-5555
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Libertine at 13th and Spruce just added weekend brunch complete with a serve-yourself “toast bar.” The menu includes banana-Nutella stuffed French toast, smoked salmon on a bagel, and a burger with maple bacon, cheese, and a fried egg.

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9. Comfort & Floyd

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1301 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 465-2719

Comfort & Floyd is the newest breakfast and lunch destination to open in the snug corner space at 11th and Wharton that was most recently Porto, and before that the long-running Carmen’s Country Kitchen. Taking its cues from its predecessors, it’s a homey neighborhood spot with breakfast sandwiches, buttermilk pancakes, grilled cheese, and shoofly pie.

10. Somo SoPhi

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3101 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 239-2176
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Looking for brunch in the middle of the week? The new Somo SoPhi in deep South Philly is serving brunch Wednesday through the weekend, with an eggs Benedict with pork roll, avocado toast, and fried French toast with caramel sauce. Bottomless mimosas are $21.

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1. Over Easy Breakfast Club

2302 E Norris St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Jillian Guyette

Fishtown’s newest bruncherie is a sleek spot that buys from local purveyors, with coffee from Rival Bros., bread from Lost Bread Co., meat from Primal Supply, and fish from Samuels & Son. It’s only open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

2302 E Norris St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

2. Rosy's Taco Bar

2220 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Rosy’s [official photo]

If day-drinking is on the agenda, the new Rosy’s Taco Bar is offering a prix fixe brunch that includes three drinks, an entree, and churros for $30. Or get a non-alcoholic drink, entree, and churros for $20 (the kid-sized version is $10). Dishes includes the likes of huevos rancheros, tres leches French toast, and breakfast tacos.

2220 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Spice Finch

220 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Breanne Furlong

Spice Finch, from Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle, just added breakfast and brunch. The Rittenhouse restaurant is serving pancakes with orange blossom maple syrup, avocado toast with “egg in the hole,” shakshuka, and more.

220 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Oloroso

1121 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Lexy Pierce

Tod Wentz’s Spanish restaurant is now serving weekday lunch and weekend brunch. Head here for tapas and cheeses or go for one of the larger dishes made for sharing, like the seafood paella. To drink, a sweet mimosa made with sherry and berries or a savory bloody mary with chorizo.

1121 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

5. Trattoria Carina

2201 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Trattoria Carina [official photo]

Sunny Fitler Square spot Trattoria Carina just added weekend brunch hours, with an Italian menu featuring baked eggs all’amatriciana and a cipollini onion and potato tart, plus morning cocktails including bellinis and bloody marys.

2201 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

6. Audrey Claire

276 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Audrey Claire, the long-running Mediterranean BYOB near Rittenhouse Square, changed owners earlier this year. And with that change, now comes brunch. The brunch menu keeps the Mediterranean theme, with dishes like shakshuka, an omelet with artichoke, spinach, and feta, and labneh toast. Bring along some Champagne or vodka to go with strawberry basil lemonade or pomegranate lime mixers.

276 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

7. P. J. Clarke’s

601 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The brunch menu at the new P.J. Clarke’s skews savory, with a pork roll and scrambled egg sandwich, an eggs Benedict with porchetta and broccoli rabe, and an avocado BLT on offer. But if you’re craving something sweet, there’s also lemon and ricotta pancakes.

601 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

8. Libertine

261 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Libertine [official photo]

Libertine at 13th and Spruce just added weekend brunch complete with a serve-yourself “toast bar.” The menu includes banana-Nutella stuffed French toast, smoked salmon on a bagel, and a burger with maple bacon, cheese, and a fried egg.

261 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

9. Comfort & Floyd

1301 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Comfort & Floyd is the newest breakfast and lunch destination to open in the snug corner space at 11th and Wharton that was most recently Porto, and before that the long-running Carmen’s Country Kitchen. Taking its cues from its predecessors, it’s a homey neighborhood spot with breakfast sandwiches, buttermilk pancakes, grilled cheese, and shoofly pie.

1301 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

10. Somo SoPhi

3101 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Somo SoPhi [official photo]

Looking for brunch in the middle of the week? The new Somo SoPhi in deep South Philly is serving brunch Wednesday through the weekend, with an eggs Benedict with pork roll, avocado toast, and fried French toast with caramel sauce. Bottomless mimosas are $21.

3101 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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