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Our Favorite Weekend Brunch Spots in Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse is known for all of its top-notch and frankly amazing restaurants. As a neighborhood located in Philadelphia, it’s the perfect spot to grab some food as it’s not too far away. Some of the best food this town has to offer, though, is brunch. The perfect combination of sweet dishes like french toast or waffles and savory ones like a sandwich or some quiche, you really can’t go wrong with brunch.

group of friends in rittenhouse for brunch

We’ve put together a list of brunches to try next time you want something extra tasty. Whether you’re looking for a spot to relax, cure your hangover from last night, or have a boozy brunch, there’s a spot for it all. Keep reading to learn a bit about these brunch spots!


Miles Table

1620 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 651-3040
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If you like supporting local businesses, head over to Miles Table. This little bistro serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch made from locally-sourced ingredients. In other words, you can count on the food being fresh and sourced ethically.

Miles Table is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyday, serving all of their menus from open to close. Be sure to try the tres leches french toast, carnitas benedict, or chicken and waffles. Don’t forget to add a side of homefries or bacon!


Parc

227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 545-2262
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If you’re looking for a brunch experience that is a bit more unique than the typical, check out Parc in Rittenhouse, Philadelphia. This local French restaurant is modeled to look and feel like a French bistro. Serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, this is the perfect place to try some new dishes and flavors.

Parc serves a fairly extensive brunch menu, so you may have a hard time deciding what to order. We recommend the quiche lorraine, croque madame, or buttermilk pancakes. Be sure to grab a breakfast pastry as well!


The Love.

130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 433-1555
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This neighborhood restaurant is quite popular among locals, with almost 800 glowing reviews. The Love is a New American restaurant that features seasonal ingredients and offers a wide array of seating options in its two-level building.

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Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at The Love. Try out the take me away, lemon poppy pancakes, shrimp and grits, or fig caesar. Make sure you grab some dessert as well like the dirty chai creme brulee or bee sweet sundae!


Via Locusta

1723 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 642-0020
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Though it may not be the most conventional kind of brunch restaurant, Via Locusta is the perfect spot for this meal. This local Italian restaurant is a popular spot to grab some delicious food and drinks while in town. Prioritizing fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, you can count on this food exceeding your expectations.

Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Via Locusta. Be sure to try the frittata, bruschetta, or pappardelle. Don’t forget to order a drink as well like a cocktail, champagne, or wine!


The Dandelion

124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 558-2500
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The Dandelion is a can’t-miss spot for brunch in Rittenhouse. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the almost 3,000 reviews this spot has. This local restaurant serves U.K. inspired food in an eccentric building filled with hidden rooms, hallways, and corners to sit in.

The Dandelion offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We recommend the brioche french toast, lemon barley risotto, or mac and cheese. Be sure to grab a cocktail like the rose mimosa while you eat!


P.S. & Co.

1706 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 985-1706
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If brunch is your favorite meal but you can never find a place to grab some because you’re vegan, we’ve got you. P.S. & Co. is an all vegan, gluten-free, organic restaurant. With a beautiful outdoor space this is the perfect spot for those brunch vibes.

P.S. & Co. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, so you can grab some brunch any time between those hours. Be sure to try the brioche french toast, mushroom bacon, or waffle sandwich. Don’t forget to grab some sweets from the bakery on your way out!


Bar Bombón

133 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 606-6612
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Looking for a great plant-based spot for some brunch? Head over to Bar Bombón. Serving Latin inspired cuisine with a twist, it’s no wonder so many people love this restaurant. Bar Bombón offers an entirely vegan menu with gluten-free options, so it’s great for everyone.

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Bar Bombón offers brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to try the traditional tacos, pumpkin spiced pancakes, or breakfast egg torta. Don’t forget to order a bloody mary or michelada to go with your meal!


Bluestone Lane Rittenhouse Cafe

1701 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (718) 374-6858
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Hoping to try something new? Check out this Australian spot in town. Take a look at Bluestone Lane Rittenhouse Cafe. This little coffee shop is another great spot to grab some brunch any time from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bluestone Lane serves breakfast and lunch all day, so you’ll be able to chow down on whatever you’re craving. We recommend the green baked eggs, brekkie board, rainbow bowl, or lunch board. Be sure to grab a cold pressed juice as well!


Square 1682

121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 563-5008
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If you like to make more sustainable choices in every aspect of your life, swing by Square 1862. This local restaurant is all about sustainability. With an in-house herb garden, the use of locally-sourced ingredients, and more, you can feel good about supporting the practices at this spot.

Square 1862 serves brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and offers plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Be sure to try the avocado toast, blueberry pancakes, or bacon wrapped dates!


a.kitchen

135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 825-7030
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Looking for a spot you’ll never get bored of? We recommend a.kitchen. This local restaurant uses seasonal ingredients to create their New American cuisine. With a seasonally-changing menu, you’ll always have something new to try.

Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at a.kitchen. Try out the black tea sticky bun, duck confit quiche, or english muffin sandwich. Make sure you have some chocolate tahini cake or panna cotta for dessert!


With so many amazing brunches to try, how will you ever pick one to try first? Well, we think you should try them all! From classy, French brunches to unique Italian cuisine, it’s clear that Rittenhouse is not slacking in the brunch department.

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

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Why Trust Us?

When it comes to local restaurant recommendations, we pride ourselves on being a reliable and trustworthy resource. Our suggestions are not just based on our personal experiences, ensuring a more authentic and well-rounded perspective, but also on extensive online research. We diligently searched the internet and reviewed 6 credible sites and blogs, including Opentable.com and Phillymag.com. 

We compiled all the findings in one location and sorted them by the frequency of mentions to ensure you receive top-notch recommendations. We strive to present you with a curated list of establishments that truly stand out, allowing you to enjoy the best dining experiences possible. 

Interested in the sources we consulted? Check out the list of all 6 sites we referenced below this paragraph, offering transparency and an opportunity for our readers to explore further. Our commitment is to deliver trustworthy and unparalleled recommendations, helping you make informed decisions on your culinary journeys.

https://www.opentable.com/features/best-brunch-restaurants-rittenhouse-square-pa
https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/best-brunch-philadelphia/
https://philly.eater.com/maps/best-brunch-restaurants-philadelphia
https://kwsj.bianca-loiacono.com/brunch-places-rittenhouse-square/68286871
https://guidetophilly.com/best-brunch-philadelphia/
https://www.toasttab.com/local/rittenhouse-square-restaurants/best-breakfast-and-brunch

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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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