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7 Delicious Brunch Spots Where You Can End Your Run Around Philly

These seven brunch spots are located right off of some of Philly's most popular running trails, making refueling a breeze.


Running on the Schuylkill Trail? End your jaunt at In Riva. Photograph by Bailey King.

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ICYMI, marathon training season is here. For those looking to clock a lot of miles in the remainder of this summer, you may want to start planning on a nearby post-run brunch because, needless to say, you’ll be depleted from the heat and exertion. Below, we’ve rounded up some trustworthy brunch spots — with some healthy options — to help you refuel after a morning of pounding the pavement on some of Philly’s most popular running trails.

If you’re running the Schuylkill River Trail and ending in East Falls …

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Go to: In Riva
4116 Ridge Avenue, East Falls 

You can literally see this spot from the Schuylkill River Trail, like your long run’s light at the end of the tunnel. And if you need any more convincing to make a post-run pit-stop here, I’ve got these two words for you: Breakfast Pizza — topped with smoked bacon, egg, potato and onion. And once warmer weather comes around, do note: They also have a dog-friendly outdoor area where you can chow down with your four-legged running buddy.

If you’re running the Schuylkill River Trail and ending in Manayunk …


Go to: Winnie’s LeBus Manayunk
4266 Main Street, Manayunk 

Be warned: There will probably be a crowd — but the extensive brunch cocktail menu alone (hey, you earned it, right?) is enough to make this place post-run pit-stop-worthy. You can atone for your cocktail with the Berry Oatmeal.

If you’re running the Schuylkill River Trail and ending near the Art Museum …

Go to: La Calaca Feliz
2321 Fairmount Avenue, Fairmount

Guys, during brunch, you can add bacon and eggs to this Fairmount spot’s guacamole appetizer. HEAVENLY, am I right? And that’s just for starters: For your main course — hey, you’ve got to refuel, right? — you can go the healthy route with the Cauliflower Tacos or the more traditional brunch route with Huevos Rancheros. Mmmmm.

If you’re running the Schuylkill Banks …

Go to: Honey’s Sit ’N Eat 
2101 South Street, Fitler Square

Yes, you will have to wait a minute (suggestion: get one of your non-runner friends to wait it out with a book while you take on the trail) — but the latkes are OH so worth it. Trust. Note: They’re cash-only, so you’ll want to stuff some cash into your pocket.

If you’re running the Ben Franklin Bridge …

Go to: High Street on Market
308 Market Street Old City

You know what will get you over the bridge and back again in blustering wind? The thought of this all-day cafe’s Forager breakfast sandwich — stuffed with a farm egg, seared king oyster mushrooms, braised kale and Swiss cheese — waiting for you at the finish line. We suggest toting a loaf of their Buckwheat Cherry bread home with you, too. Stripp’d on North 3rd Street also offers some banging brunch options (think: Chipotle Guac Toast and spicy green juice).

If you’re running the Wissahickon …

Go to: Trolley Car Diner
7619 Germantown Avenue, Mount Airy 

This cafe right off of the Wissahickon has an extensive menu of breakfast items, and for the wild brunch-goers out there, they’ve ALSO got milkshakes. Say what?

If you’re running the Haverford College Nature Trail …

Go to: White Dog Cafe
379 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford 

This location is a smidge fancier than its University City counterpart, so you may want to stash a facewipe or two in your leggings pocket to wipe your sweat before walking in and ordering the Avocado BLT. Because does anything sound better post-run than an Avocado BLT complete with a fried egg? No. The answer is no.

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