Best of Philly

Best Breakfast

2017 BEST Breakfast

The Turning Point

Imagine your favorite Shore breakfast spot, only better, any time of the year. (Fluffy pancakes! Fresh-squeezed OJ!) It’s like someone in this fast-growing Jersey-born chain—now with six locations in Jersey and Pennsylvania—answered our off-season prayers.

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2014 BEST Breakfast (To-Go)

Kermit’s Bake Shoppe

2204 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

A flaky pouch filled with eggs and your choice of sausage, mushrooms or leeks: Kermit’s should sue Hot Pockets for abusing the name. (You’ll find these breakfast treats at the Rittenhouse DiBruno’s, too.) Read more »

2013 BEST Breakfast

Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat

2101 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Get to Honeys Sit N Eat before 9 a.m. and you can fill up on two eggs, a potato latke (or home fries), toast and coffee for $3.95 about the same price as a gallon of gas. Read more »

2012 BEST Breakfast

The Fitzwater Cafe

701 Fitzwater Street, Philadelphia, PA

Just honest-to-goodness no-frills morning fuel in Queen Village: fried eggs with potatoes and white toast, scrambled eggs on a Sarcone’s roll, and unadorned thick-cut French toast (because really, can you even remember the last time you were served French toast without a mound of chantilly cream?). Read more »

2011 BEST Casual Breakfast

Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat

2101 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Foodies and just-plain-eaters alike in Graduate Hospital whooped with joy when Honey’s Sit-N-Eat announced a second outpost in their ‘hood, to open later this year and in the meantime, the NoLibs branch is still all about crispy latkes, inventive omelets and pancakes as big as your head, served by cheery hipsters. Read more »

2010 BEST Best-Kept Secret

Fred’s Breakfast

13 East Randolph Street, New Hope, PA

Members who pay the $10 annual fee for the prized key fob that unlocks the door to Chris and Ellen Bollenbacher’s truly hidden (tucked away in an old workshop facing the Delaware) private breakfast nook, named for their late pooch, know the place features just one kind of seating: a swooping breakfast bar that serves… Read more »

2009 BEST Breakfast

Nudy’s Cafe

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Yes, there are the obligatory greasy egg sandwiches and meat-, cheese- and veggie-packed omelets (18 different renditions, if you’re counting) at this locally owned suburban mini-chain, but mostly, there are pancakes. Ten deliciously fluffy takes, to be exact. Try the banana walnut or served-all-year-long pumpkin, or even a plain old buttermilk short stack dripping with… Read more »