Philadelphia Brunch Restaurants

55 places to eat Philly’s new favorite meal

LOCAL, SEASONAL, AND LIGHT

Terrain at Styer’s
The Fermob chairs and farmhouse tables are your first clue. Warm bread that arrives in a flowerpot reinforces your suspicion. And when that just-picked curlicue of fiddlehead fern or forkful of tea-brined chicken hits your lips, you know for sure: Brunch at this greenhouse cafe is more than just a meal; it’s a trend you want to be part of. Brunching hours: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, 610-459-2400, terrainathome.com.

Farmicia
We like Farmicia for dinner, but we love it for brunch, and we promise it’s not only because of the brilliant half-price-drinks brunch happy hour. There’s also the vibrant atmosphere that’s equally suited for a big group or a quiet morn, and the fresh fare that’s never fussy. We can’t resist the brunch sandwich (two eggs, melted local cheddar and bacon on sourdough) or the Mexican-inspired egg dishes. Brunching hours: Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. 15 South 3rd Street, 215-627-6274, farmiciarestaurant.com.

Sam’s Morning Glory Diner
Why do Chase and Jen Utley keep coming back to this flowerbox-adorned Bella Vista stalwart? Is it Mo Glo’s homemade veggie burgers? The light-as-air blueberry pancakes? The stuffed frittatas, curry-touched tofu scramble, berry pie, or coffee served in steel mugs? Maybe. But surely it’s mostly the diner’s motto: “Be nice or leave.” Brunching hours: Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. 735 South 10th Street, 215-413-3999, themorningglorydiner.com.

Rx
This super-casual one-room West Philly cafe has a kitschy Gran’s-parlor vibe that attracts Penn students in AC/DC tees and neighborhood moms with baby strollers. The menu is filled with wholesome, fresh and locally sourced ingredients that are well-priced and appeal to all; get the crispy brioche French toast with mixed berry compote. Brunching hours: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. 4443 Spruce Street, 215-222-9590, caferx.com.

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  • Monique

    I love your mix of locations for brunch. The sections very helpful. I would enjoy a few more categories like cheap eats or categorization by neighborhood. Bravo!