Best of Philly

Best Breakfast

2023 Best New Breakfast

Taco Heart

One can only take so much apathetic yogurt before reaching a breaking point. When that happens, heed the call of Taco Heart, an Austin-style breakfast taco joint specializing in handmade flour tortillas. Each disk — thick, blistery, made with equal parts butter and lard — gets puffed up on the comal and then loaded with the egg combo of your dreams. Our favorite: the migas taco, spiked with sautéed onions and peppers, cooling avocado, and half-softened tortilla chips. Read More »

1001 East Passyunk Avenue, first floor, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best Diner Breakfast

Sulimay’s Restaurant

Sulimay’s existed well before Fishtown’s culinary renaissance, and yet most people in the city still don’t know it’s there. But that’s cool; more scrapple-heavy Benedicts, pancakes and corned beef hash for the rest of us. Read More »

632 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-423-1773

2018 Best Veggie Breakfast Dish


For a hearty veggie breakfast, Usaquén’s cayeye–a Colombian medley of smashed plantains and pepper-onion sofrito, topped with avocado, cheese and a fried farm egg–is so good you won’t even miss the side of bacon. Read More »

1700 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-765-1700 | Website

2018 Best Ingenious Breakfast Creation

Lost Bread Co.

This isn’t so much a Best of Philly write-up as it is a plea: Lost Bread took this dish – a slightly sweet pancake stuffed with a runny egg – off the menu, and we are begging them to put it back on. Read More »

1313 North Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-739-2904 | Website

2018 Best Breakfast Spot

Middle Child

Imagine an old-school counter-service diner, only instead of being run by angry Greek men, it’s staffed by a bunch of Philly hipsters offering blintz toast and a kick-ass egg sandwich with Cooper sharp and arugula on Philly Bread pullman. Read More »

248 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-930-8344 | Website

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. Read More »

Multiple locations Website

2014 Best Breakfast (To-Go)

Kermit’s Bake Shoppe

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 »

2204 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 267-639-4267 | Website

2013 Best Breakfast

Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat

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 »

2101 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-925-1150 | Website

2012 Best Breakfast

The Fitzwater Cafe

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 »

701 Fitzwater Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-629-0428 | Website

2011 Best Casual Breakfast

Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat

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 »

2101 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-925-1150 | Website