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Where to Get Amazing Brunch in Fishtown

Fishtown, a neighborhood in Philadelphia, is known for the culinary, music, and art scene. As a result, it’s not surprising that Fishtown has a great variety of amazing restaurants to try. Though there are plenty of spots to try for lunch and dinner, we recommend you start with the brunch spots, because let’s face it, there’s nothing better than brunch. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of our top picks for brunch in town.

mother and daughter laughing while enjoying brunch in fishtown

Whether you’re looking for a boozy brunch with plenty of mimosas and bloody marys or a simple, classic brunch with french toast, eggs, and coffee, this list will help you find the best place to grab some. Keep reading to learn a bit about these brunches and what you should try at each spot!

Front Street Cafe

1253 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 515-3073
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Looking for a healthier option for brunch? Check out Front Street Cafe. This local restaurant serves American cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. With a garden in the back, this is the perfect spot for brunch.

Front Street Cafe serves breakfast between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and lunch between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., so any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. is great for brunch. We recommend the vegan cheesesteak, french toast, chicken tacos, or huevos rancheros. Be sure to grab some wine or a cocktail as well!

Loco Pez

2401 E Norris St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (267) 886-8061
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Craving some Mexican cuisine for brunch in Fishtown, Philadelphia? Swing by Loco Pez. This local taqueria serves all of your favorite Mexican dishes in a retro-themed interior. Loco Pez is a cash-only establishment, so make sure you come prepared.

Brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday at Loco Pez. Be sure to try the chicken and waffles, chilaquiles, charro skillet, or totchos. Don’t forget to order a bloody mary, frida mimosa, or michelada to go with your meal!

Soup Kitchen Cafe

2146 E Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 427-1680
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A great way to support local business is by visiting Soup Kitchen Cafe for brunch. This local restaurant and full-service bar serves American cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. They also compost and use other sustainable practices.

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Soup Kitchen Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. everyday so stop by any time in between for brunch. Try out the lox and bagel, breakfast sandwich, roasted beet sandwich, or a daily soup. They also offer vegan options!

Coffee House Too

2514 E York St #3647, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (267) 324-5888
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A charming and delicious Fishtown restaurant you have to try for brunch is Coffee House Too. This local cafe serves classic American breakfast and brunch, perfect for a quick and tasty brunch. This is a cash-only spot, so be sure to pay for your meal appropriately.

Open from 7 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, this is a great spot for a late morning meal. We recommend any of the hangover hoagies, belgian waffle, Fishtown special, or grilled chicken and brie wrap!

Interstate Drafthouse

1235 E Palmer St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (267) 455-0045
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Believe it or not Interstate Drafthouse is one of the best spots for brunch in town. Though it’s more of a bar than a restaurant, the food is just as delicious. With a laid-back atmosphere, great food, and innovative drinks, this is a must-try spot.

Interstate Drafthouse offers brunch until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to try the veggie cheddar burger, peanut butter and jelly stuffed french toast, or buttermilk biscuits and alligator gravy. Don’t forget a blood mary, mimosa, or beermosa!

Cafe La Maude

816 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (267) 318-7869
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If you’re feeling adventurous, check out Cafe La Maude for brunch. This local restaurant serves French-Lebanese cuisine in a Parisian cafe atmosphere, perfect for brunch with friends or family. This spot is also BYOB.

Cafe La Maude is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, so stop by for brunch any time during these hours. Try out the red velvet tiramisu pancakes, green shakshuka, gaufre chicken cordon bleu, or brisket huevos rancheros. Don’t forget the champagne or wine!

Jerry’s Bar

129 W Laurel St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (267) 273-1632
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Another bar that doubles as a brunch spot is Jerry’s Bar. This local bar offers bistro-like cuisine as well as drinks, primarily whiskey. Though reviewers love this bar itself, many especially like the brunch, claiming it’s the best in town.

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Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Jerry’s Bar. We recommend the sticky bun, bananas foster french toast, brunch burger, or southern fried chicken benny. Be sure to grab one of many amazing brunch cocktails!

One Shot Cafe

217 W George St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 627-1620
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Last but not least on our brunch list is One Shot Cafe. This local restaurant is devoted to brunch specifically with coffee drinks and classic dishes. With a library upstairs this is the perfect spot to start or end the weekend.

One Shot Cafe is open from 7 a.m to 2 p.m. every day, so be sure to stop by some time in between. Be sure to try the baked apple french toast, breakfast burrito, biscuits and gravy, or the standard. Don’t forget to sip on some coffee, too!

If one thing is for sure, it’s that this weekend is going to be filled with waffles and mimosas! This Philly neighborhood is clearly one that knows how to do amazing brunch and how to keep customers coming back for more.

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Which brunch are you most excited about? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you comment below and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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