- E. Cornell Apr 19, 1998 11:15 PM
We will be foraging for one dinner and one breakfast in Philadelphia in late June. We would like to eat dinner at a place with (ideally) low lighting that won't break the bank, but we aren't interested in eating cheese steak off of paper plates.
For breakfast, something cheery (a bakery, perhaps) with good coffee, fresh baked items (no Lender's bagels, please) and possibly no more than $10 for two (eggs and bread shouldn't have to cost more than that). It doesn't have to be trendy, just good. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
I've eaten good meals at La Terrace, which is near UPenn. 4-5 visits over the last year or so - very consistent, good French food.
One of the best places we have found in Philadelphia,
and have returned to year after year, is Overtures on
Passyunk St. It is a small place so you would need to
make a reservation. The menu is not so large as to be
overwhelming and there is a nice variety of meat and
fish dishes. The atmosphere is charming and there is a
tiny enclosed eating porch overlooking the sidewalk.
I've got the bakery!
Happen to have a bookmark from it sitting right here in
my computer book.
1114 Pine Street
2 other locations (but don't let that turn you off.
This bakery is nothing like what you find at an Au bon
Pain (sp?!) chain.)
262 S 19th St
Reading Terminal Market
Their bread has *real* crusts, and the puff paste
pastries are tender and buttery.
They had a cheese danish with prunes (or was it fig?)
when I was there 2 yrs ago that was one of the best
pastries I've had in America (yeah, I realize that's
not such an impressive statement!)
For dinner, Jack's Firehouse was still serving
interesting southern food. Chef's from Appalachia (sp?)
as I recall. Real fun atmosphere. Somewhat pricey.
$20/entrees I think.