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 serving up eggs, pancakes, waffles, and much more. Here are some of the most noteworthy new brunches to try.Read More
The Hottest New Brunches in Philly, March 2020
Where to eat brunch
1. Royal Tavern
Back is brunch at Royal Tavern, recently reopened after a renovation. As with the dinner menu at the popular Bella Vista bar there are a lot of top-notch vegan and vegetarian options during brunch, alongside dishes like waffle-battered chicken nuggets and hanger steak and eggs.
2. Casa Mexico
Philadelphia, PA 19147
In the Italian Market, Cristina Martinez’s cozy new Mexican restaurant sets up a brunch buffet every Saturday and Sunday. Head here to fill up on dishes like sopa de fideos, eggs with green beans, and carnitas.
3. Miles Table
South Street bruncherie Miles Table is now set up in the Bok Building in South Philly and open early for breakfast every day. The menu at the casual counter-service spot spans cuisines, with tres leches French toast, a short rib reuben, and a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with Thai sweet chile sauce.
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4. Bodega Bar & Kitchen
The brunch menu at the new lounge Bodega Bar & Kitchen is on the small side but it manages to fit in something for every flavor craving, from lemon-ricotta pancakes, to steak and eggs with chimichurri, to a Benedict with beet-cured salmon, poached eggs, and Maggi hollandaise.
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5. Green Eggs Cafe
Local brunch chain Green Eggs brings its over-the-top dishes to Rittenhouse. Head to this airy new location for cookie dough–stuffed challah French toast or a “kitchen sink” skillet piled with egg, sausage crumbles, potatoes, gruyere, sausage gravy, and a biscuit.
6. El Techo
Philadelphia, PA 19103
El Techo, the Center City rooftop taqueria upstairs from sister spot Condesa, is now serving a Mexican brunch, which means bacon, egg, and queso tacos, best enjoyed with a sangrita (mezcal, pomegranate, tomato, blood orange, and chamoy). Even better, there’s no need to wait in line since El Techo is taking brunch reservations — but note that this is a brunch for the late risers: It starts at noon.
7. The Sidecar Bar & Grille
Neighborhood favorite Sidecar is upgrading the brunch classics under new chef Mike Metzger, who recently took over the restaurant with co-owners Will Lindsay, his partner at sandwich specialist Stockyard, and Mike Strauss of barbecue destination Mike’s BBQ. On the sweet side at Sidecar, there’s French toast with apples, cinnamon, streusel, and whipped cream. If you’re craving savory, go for the porchetta Benedict or the Nashville-style hot chicken sandwich. There’s a kids’ menu too.
8. Renata's Kitchen
Renata’s Kitchen, the West Philly brunch spot with a mix of Middle Eastern and American dishes (think: shakshuka, fried haloumi with pomegranate molasses, French toast made with chocolate brioche, and lemon-poppy pancakes), just opened a bigger location at 40th and Baltimore. The new restaurant serves brunch all day, every day; dinner service and alcohol will be added later.