As home to some of the best restaurants, Philadelphia is a great spot for tourists, foodies, and any other food-lovers out there. Of these restaurants, there are numerous amazing spots to eat breakfast. When trying a new spot though, I know it can be hard to know if it’s worth it to spend time and money there. That’s why I’ve put together a list of my top picks for the best breakfast in Philly.
When I go out to breakfast I try to get something different each time. I definitely tend to gravitate to the sweeter options (I would do anything for brioche french toast), there are a ton of savory dishes I also enjoy. If a restaurant has breakfast tacos, breakfast burritos, or even breakfast nachos – I’ll most likely be ordering that. Luckily, I’ve tried it all, so I’ll recommend a bit of everything in my list.
Whether you want classic American breakfast food or want to try some fancy dishes or a new cuisine, there’s a spot for anything you want on this list. From cute cafes to laid-back restaurants, you’ll have a stop for every occasion. Keep reading to learn more about these delicious spots!
Best Breakfast Restaurants in Philadelphia
- Miles Table
- Morning Glory Diner
- Point breeze Good Morning Breakfast Restaurant
- Cafe La Maude
- Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat
- Ants Pants Cafe
- Green Eggs Cafe
- Sabrina’s Cafe & Spencer’s Too
- Cafe Lift
1620 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 651-3040
When you’re looking for a spot with the classics, Miles Table should be your go-to. Prioritizing the use of fresh, high-quality ingredients, this food is full of flavor. With hundreds of glowing reviews about the service and food, you’ll want to try this spot ASAP.
Miles Table serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch, so no matter what you’re in the mood for, they’ll have it here. Try out the tres leches french toast, el guapo burrito, chicken and waffles, or carnitas benedict!
Morning Glory Diner
735 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 413-3999
Looking for a charming spot for breakfast? Check out Morning Glory Diner. This local restaurant is housed in an old-school diner setting. With classic house-made dishes, you can count on this food being delicious. This spot is cash-only, though, so be sure to come prepared.
With a variety of tasty plates to choose from, you may have a hard time deciding what to order. We recommend the chorizo frittata, monkey french toast, breakfast pizza, or their breakfast sandwiches. Be sure to BYOB too!
Point Breeze Good Morning Breakfast Restaurant
1408 Point Breeze Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 467-0775
Hoping to enjoy breakfast at a laid-back restaurant? Head over to Point Breeze Good Morning Breakfast Restaurant. This local spot has a neighborhood friendly atmosphere and has been in service for 13 years. As another cash-only spot, you’ll want to make sure you bring some to this establishment.
With an extensive menu including lunch options, everyone will be able to find something they love here. Be sure to try the salmon cake platter, Belgian waffle with fried chicken wings, breakfast burrito, or loaded home fries!
Cafe La Maude
816 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (267) 318-7869
When you’re feeling a bit adventurous, swing by Cafe La Maude for a casual weekday breakfast. Serving French-Lebanese cuisine, this spot is unlike any other. This restaurant is family-owned and serves delicious family recipes, so you can bet on enjoying your meal.
Cafe La Maude’s brunch menu has a wide variety of dishes to chooses from. Try out the green shakshuka, red velvet tiramisu pancakes (drowned in maple syrup), foul moudamas, or sweet potato benny. This spot is BYOB, so make sure to bring some champagne or wine if you’re visiting for brunch!
Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat
800 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 925-1150
Open for over 15 years, Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat is another can’t-miss breakfast spot in town. Serving Jewish and Southern comfort food, this spot is a unique place for a meal. This restaurant is cash-only and BYOB so make sure to bring what you’ll need.
With plenty of breakfast classics and more innovative dishes, this is one of the most popular weekend brunch spots. We recommend the asparagus benedict, challah french toast and mornin’ meat, enfrijoladas, or tofu scramble. Be sure to try their lunch and dinner, too!
Ants Pants Cafe
2212 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 875-8002
Another restaurant with a twist on breakfast classics is Ants Pants Cafe. This local spot serves Australian fare for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. With a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, this is great for spending time with friends or family.
Serving classic dishes as well as more unique ones, Ants Pants Cafe will surely have something you can enjoy. Be sure to try the brie stuffed french toast, bacon, egg and cheese stuffed french toast, beef brekkie burrito, or salmon platter!
Green Eggs Cafe
212 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (267) 861-0314
With six locations across the city, it’s no wonder Green Eggs Cafe has become such a popular spot to visit for breakfast or brunch. Using house-grown ingredients in addition to locally-sourced ones, you’ll be supporting many local businesses by visiting this restaurant. It’s cash-only, so don’t forget to bring some.
Green Eggs Cafe’s menu is filled with indulgent takes on classic dishes that you’ll have to try. We recommend the cookie dough stuffed french toast, fried chicken and waffles benedict, avocado toast, or their breakfast sandwiches. Be sure to sip on a mimosa or bloody mary!
320 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 600-1291
FRIEDA, a charming little cafe, is a great stop for breakfast or brunch in the city. Serving European cuisine, you’ll be able to try something new here. This spot is all about a community-focused atmosphere, welcoming to people of all backgrounds.
With a seasonally-changing menu, you’ll always have something new to try at FRIEDA. Be sure to try the apple french toast, quiche lorraine, avocado toast, or croque monsieur. Don’t forget to grab a fresh pastry on the way out!
Sabrina’s Cafe & Spencer’s Too
1804 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 636-9061
When you’re looking for a casual spot for breakfast, we recommend Sabrina’s Cafe & Spencer’s Too. Serving New American fare for breakfast and brunch, you’ll find all of your favorites here.
Offering a vast array of tasty options on their breakfast menu, you might feel a little overwhelmed by this menu. Try out the cannoli french toast, breakfast sandwich, stuffed challah french toast, huevos rancheros, or ultimate mexi scramble. Make sure you try the stuffed french toast latte, too!
428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 922-3031
Rounding out our list of breakfast spots is Cafe Lift. Open since 2003, this local restaurant serves American cuisine for breakfast and brunch. With a relaxed atmosphere and art for decor, this is the perfect cozy space for a meal.
Cafe Lift serves a seasonally-evolving menu so there’s always exciting options to taste. We recommend the spring frittata, Polish benedict, nutty monkey crespelle, lemon ricotta pancakes. Be sure to bring some champagne or wine if you’re hoping to drink with your meal!
Seeing as they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s definitely important to know where to grab some. Now that you’ve read this list, you’ll know exactly where to get a hearty and delicious breakfast next time you’re in Philly.
Which restaurant are you most excited to try? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you drop us a line and we’ll check it out!
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