Brunch in Old City/Queen Village?
I have a friend visiting from out of town in a couple weeks and I want to show them the best in Philly dining.
We're doing Osteria on Friday night and Ansill on Saturday.
But we need to go somewhere for brunch on Saturday.
Any recommendations? We've got plans in Old City at 1pm, so I'd prefer something within walking distance, but could be convinced to go further afield for a cool experience.
Food quality trumps atmosphere on this one.
How attached are you to the idea of brunch? By which I mean, there are good breakfast places in the area, and good lunch places, but most of the great brunch places only serve it on Sunday mornings. If I were you I'd head to Sabrina's at 9th and Christian.
I haven't been there myself, but people say brunch at National Mechanics in Old City is great. The menu's on their website.
National Mechanics Bar & Restaurant Old City Philadelphia
22 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
If you're up for a walk...I highly recommend Good Dog. They just started serving during the day on weekends. Another good place is Upstairs at DiBruno's - you can do some great food shopping after you eat!
Some other favorites..
cafe lift (cannoli french toast is to die for!!)
reading terminal market
solefood (in the loews hotel)