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The Hottest New Brunches in Philly, February 2019

Is it even Sunday if there’s no brunch?

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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. Hash House a Go Go

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400 RT 38 Space 13755
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 439-6550
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If a cast iron skillet piled high with potatoes, eggs, cheese, corned beef, and a biscuit is called for, head into Jersey to the new Hash House A Go Go in the Moorestown Mall. The California-based chain is known for its giant portions. Wash your chicken and waffles or griddled ham steak down with a “B.L.T.” bloody Mary — it’s topped with bacon, tomato, and toast.

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2. Sarvida

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300 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(267) 273-1234
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Lou Boquila kicked off Sunday brunch service at his snug Filipino BYOB in Fishtown. Sarvida is serving traditional silogs with garlic fried rice and eggs, plus pancakes with mango compote and whipped coconut, bibingka cornbread and gravy, and a bacon-cheese-argula omelet.

3. Jezabel's Studio

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208 S 45th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 985-2725
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Jezabel Careaga combined her eateries into one growing location in West Philly, where diners can find housewares for sale, cooking classes, coffee and tea, and a short selection of Argentine empanadas and pastries. On weekends, she rolls out a breakfast menu with scones, medialunas (like croissants), and mafaldas (croissant sandwiches).

4. 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, 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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5. Fork

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306 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-9425
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Old City favorite Fork added a few noteworthy items to its Sunday brunch, including maple-glazed chicken served with a honey biscuit and a crab Benedict with brown butter hollandaise. Even better: There’s a flight of mimosas on offer with cucumber mint, grapefruit basil, and blood orange juices.

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6. 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, 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.

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7. Audrey Claire

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276 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 731-1222
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The brunch menu at Audrey Claire keeps the restaurant’s 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.

8. Libertine

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261 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 398-5555
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The new brunch at Libertine at 13th and Spruce includes a serve-yourself “toast bar.” On the menu: 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. Amis

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412 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 732-2647
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Under new head chef Kevin Sweeney (moving up from from sous chef), Amis gave its brunch menu a refresh. Head here for sweet potato pancakes with maple buttercream, pasta with sausage ragu and egg yolk, or steak and eggs.

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10. Fiore

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757 S Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The new Italian eatery from New York City transplants Justine MacNeil and Ed Crochet is in the first phase of its opening in Queen Village. Dinner service (and a liquor license) will be added later, but for now head here for Rival Bros. coffee, hazelnut cream cornetti, savory scones, and toast adorned with whipped ricotta, blood oranges, and honey. Frittatas and a thin-crust mini-pizza also make appearances on the short daytime menu.

11. 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. Hash House a Go Go

400 RT 38 Space 13755, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Hash House A Go Go / Facebook

If a cast iron skillet piled high with potatoes, eggs, cheese, corned beef, and a biscuit is called for, head into Jersey to the new Hash House A Go Go in the Moorestown Mall. The California-based chain is known for its giant portions. Wash your chicken and waffles or griddled ham steak down with a “B.L.T.” bloody Mary — it’s topped with bacon, tomato, and toast.

400 RT 38 Space 13755
Moorestown, NJ 08057

2. Sarvida

300 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Lou Boquila kicked off Sunday brunch service at his snug Filipino BYOB in Fishtown. Sarvida is serving traditional silogs with garlic fried rice and eggs, plus pancakes with mango compote and whipped coconut, bibingka cornbread and gravy, and a bacon-cheese-argula omelet.

300 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

3. Jezabel's Studio

208 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jezabel Careaga combined her eateries into one growing location in West Philly, where diners can find housewares for sale, cooking classes, coffee and tea, and a short selection of Argentine empanadas and pastries. On weekends, she rolls out a breakfast menu with scones, medialunas (like croissants), and mafaldas (croissant sandwiches).

208 S 45th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

4. Rosy's Taco Bar

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

If day-drinking is on the agenda, 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

5. Fork

306 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fork [official photo]

Old City favorite Fork added a few noteworthy items to its Sunday brunch, including maple-glazed chicken served with a honey biscuit and a crab Benedict with brown butter hollandaise. Even better: There’s a flight of mimosas on offer with cucumber mint, grapefruit basil, and blood orange juices.

306 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. Spice Finch

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

Spice Finch, from Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle, 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

7. Audrey Claire

276 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The brunch menu at Audrey Claire keeps the restaurant’s 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

8. Libertine

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

The new brunch at Libertine at 13th and Spruce includes a serve-yourself “toast bar.” On the menu: 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. Amis

412 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Amis / Facebook

Under new head chef Kevin Sweeney (moving up from from sous chef), Amis gave its brunch menu a refresh. Head here for sweet potato pancakes with maple buttercream, pasta with sausage ragu and egg yolk, or steak and eggs.

412 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

10. Fiore

757 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

The new Italian eatery from New York City transplants Justine MacNeil and Ed Crochet is in the first phase of its opening in Queen Village. Dinner service (and a liquor license) will be added later, but for now head here for Rival Bros. coffee, hazelnut cream cornetti, savory scones, and toast adorned with whipped ricotta, blood oranges, and honey. Frittatas and a thin-crust mini-pizza also make appearances on the short daytime menu.

757 S Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

11. 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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