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Sunday Lunch or Brunch in Philadelphia

We're driving up from Baltimore to meet friends in Philadelphia tomorrow for lunch or brunch. Recommendations? Could be anywhere in the city. Thanks.

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  1. my fave brunch in the city is at north third in northern liberties... love the french toast and omelettes! it's reasonably priced, and it's a nice dark casual pub. http://www.norththird.com/

    any spots in the city you'll be visiting in particular? otherwise you're bound to get a million varying answers.

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    1. If it's not too late, the best Brunch in the city has to be the 4 Seasons Hotel, expensive at $50 per person but by far worth it.....

      1. I'm interested in this question as well since I'll be in Philadelphia next weekend and I've realized that few places are open for lunch on Sundays. :( I came across Hot Potato Cafe in some searches but their brunch menu isn't online so I have no idea if their Sunday brunch menu is comparable to their lunch menu...

        Anything near University City or just around center city? And preferably less than $20 per person (considerably less would be nice :P)... thank you!

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          1. re: gsmoose

            Beau Monde at 6th and Bainbridge - Queen Village, not University City but easy to get to and usually street parking. They have both Brunch and their full menu for Sat/Sun

            1. re: gsmoose

              In University City I would suggest White Dog Cafe... you can get away from under 20 there if you a) dont order dessert, and ) limit alcohol consumption.

            2. I think the brunch at Lacroix is spectacular. That's our Valentine's present to each other.

              1. Sabrina's Cafe at 9th and Christian
                Something for everyone- excellent food- no disappointments


                1. Morning Glory Cafe in Bella Vista.
                  Great food, baad coffee in metal cups... fun people. The eggs are awesome.

                  Be prepared to wait in line!
                  735 S 10th St
                  Philadelphia, PA 19147-2741
                  Phone: (215) 413-3999


                    1. I ended up bringing a large party to Cafe Pier One (46th and Baltimore, I believe) for the Sunday lunch... and realized that there was no way we could eat there. :( There were about 6 tables in the tiny establishment, all of which were full, so we basically took up any open space available to order our to-go lunch. The wait for our orders was incredibly long though... and one sandwich ended up being forgotten so the wait was extended even further... but I must say that most menu items were quite attractive. Loved the chicken salad sandwich, even after it had been sitting in a bag on and off a plane for 7 hours.

                      Wanted to try Beau Monde, but there was little time for traveling much beyond University City... thanks for the tip though; definitely want to get there next time.

                      1. My favorite brunch spot in the city in London Grill in Fairmount. They have a delicous steak and eggs, a good bloody mary bar, outdoor tables for people watching when the weather is nice.

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                        1. re: AmblerGirl

                          London is a fav of mine as well, for brunch. My friend went early last Sunday and said it was excellent. When they left, she said it was very crowded. She was a bit apprehensive about going, since on-line reviews were mostly negative about the service and so so about the food. Maybe the fact that she went early made the experience a good one. Service can get a bit lax there, but I've always had a nice meal.