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May 18, 2009 09:21 AM

Confused...don't Philadelphians like brunch?

Heading to Philadelphia for the weekend and trying to find a nice brunch place. I'm running across what look like great spots - Ansill, Audrey Claire, Alma de Cuba - but they're only open for dinner. And great brunch/lunch suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Just a few of my faves...Cafe Lift, Sabrina's, Valanni, Meme, Caribou Cafe, El Vez, Mixto..and of course Lacroix (when money is no object)

    1. There are tons of popular brunch spots. I tend to find that brunch can be a bit of a crapshoot at the busy places, because they're all so frantic that service and food can suffer. With the money it costs I sometimes don't like to risk that, so I often do dim sum, where I know it's going to be good all the time. For that, I recommend Ocean Harbor on Race St, but get there early (10.30-11) or you'll be waiting a while. If you want a more Latin American brunch, Cuba Libre is good, as is Mixto, with wonderful pitchers of drinks. I can's speak for Honey's or Sabrina's as I've not been, but they are very popular. If you want to splurge, and are hungry, go to the brunch buffet at Lacroix in the Rittenhouse. It's pretty outrageous. Have fun!

      1. Southwark, Beau Monde, La Croix, North 3rd

        1. If you want a really good brunch look no further than Fork.

          1. Went to Kanella for brunch this weekend and it was fantastic.

            Ansill used to be open for brunch, but I guess they aren't anymore.

            Lacroix is great for a fancy brunch, and at the low-end, I like the Royal Tavern (