Best Brunch


Anyone can throw down an omelet, fry up some bacon and sling mimosas for all the Sunday-morning sheeple. But only chef Konstantinos Pitsillides can turn traditional brunch notions on their ear and lay down some serious Cypriot eats for those who can appreciate pan-fried merguez sausages with organic duck eggs.

1001 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-922-1773 | Website

2013 WINNER, Suburban Brunch

The Farmer’s Daughter

1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA

A traditional buffet brunch gets a modern twist at this dedicated farm-to-table restaurant within the Normandy Farm Hotel. It has everything you expect from a high-volume brunch operation (a raw bar, carving stations, eggs Benny), but still makes room for a few surprises like the vast number of salads available for those who dont just… Read more »

2010 WINNER, Brunch


1001 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

We’ve had the Cyprus breakfast, with its olive-oil-fried eggs and grilled halloumi and ham and fresh tomato salad and crusty bread. We’ve had the roast lamb sandwich, with its sauted spinach and dill and hunks of melting feta stuffed between two slices of that crusty bread. We’ve had the rice pudding, with its sprinkle of… Read more »

2009 WINNER, Brunch

Café Estelle

444 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA

There’s something oddly familiar about brunches at Caf Estelle. Maybe it’s that the waitresses flutter about in darling little ruffled aprons, or that the mix-and-match mugs are meant for use at the serve-yourself coffee-and-tea station, or that the pitchers of Bloody Mary mix (you’re responsible for the vodka) come with a DIY arrangement of cornichons,… Read more »