Best of Philly

2009 Brunch

Café Estelle

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, olives and celery, or that the brioche French toast is served with vanilla ice cream in place of butter. Somehow, it feels like we never left home. Oh, who are we kidding? We never eat this well at home.

444 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123; 215-925-5080;