Mercer Cafe Might Serve the Best Chipped Beef in the World

Adam Erace ventures to Port Richmond for Mercer Cafe, the feels like it’s been there forever breakfast and lunch joint owned by brothers Tom and Bobby Woltjen.

Mercer gets so much right. Bacon is thick. Home fries are crisp. But the greatest victory here is the cream chipped beef. “It’s my father’s recipe,” says Tom. “It’s got three ingredients: butter, heavy cream and beef.” Had he told me it was made exclusively of butter, I would have believed him. The S.O.S. bled liquid gold, conveying a richness that wouldn’t quit. This is not only the best chipped beef in the city, but probably in the world.

Yolk Lore [City Paper]