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Irish Breakfast in Center City

deipnophilly Feb 27, 2010 03:32 PM

The Bard's near 20th on Walnut used to have the most authentic/best Irish Breakfast in the city. At least that's what my Irish friends claimed. I loved it.

Alas, even though they still have the best Guinness in the city, they no longer serve that delicious medley of over-easy eggs, baked beans, bangers, rashers, b&w pudding and soda bread.

I've had the Irish Breakfast at Fadó; not nearly as good.

Philly Chow, where can I find an awesome authentic Irish breakfast in Center City?

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    Hansel RE: deipnophilly Feb 27, 2010 06:28 PM

    OK - I'm no authority on Irish breakfast, so I don't know how good it is, but Ida Mae's in Fishtown (see link below) serves an Irish breakfast.

    Alternately (and oddly) the Cypriot restaurant, Kanella, at 10th and Spruce, serves an English breakfast (fried eggs, baked beans, sausage, slab bacon, grilled tomato and toast (no b&w pudding though). I haven't been there for breakfast, but their breakfast is supposed to be good. see link below



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      Phillystudent44 RE: Hansel Mar 1, 2010 07:10 AM

      Kanella has great breakfast and the English Breakfast is awesome (though the 3rd best dish on the menu, at least).

      Fado's "All Day Breakfast" is okay...plenty of meat and the B&W Pudding are standard. Bacon is really good.

    2. sockii RE: deipnophilly Mar 1, 2010 04:00 AM

      Black Sheep Pub?

      Can't speak to it's authenticity but my SO orders it there every time we go for brunch.

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        mazza3 RE: sockii Mar 1, 2010 07:00 AM

        it's pretty authentic there and definitely tasty. ida mae's is also a great rec, though it isn't super accessible unless you don't mind walking or have a car. they also serve beans on toast there, nom!

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        travers RE: deipnophilly Mar 1, 2010 04:49 PM

        Try Irish Times on 2nd and Bainbridge - they have it on weekends. Have never been there for brunch so I can't say how authentic it is.


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          LPhila RE: deipnophilly Mar 1, 2010 06:13 PM

          Plough in the stars? They definitely have brunch, and I think offer some kind of irish breakfast

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            Mr. Peabody RE: LPhila May 11, 2010 07:32 PM

            2nd the Plough & Stars irish breakfast. It's a teeny bit gentrified, but still filling.

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            deipnophilly RE: deipnophilly Mar 1, 2010 06:46 PM

            Thanks for all the great recos. Do want.

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              mikerichi RE: deipnophilly May 11, 2010 05:14 AM

              Tir Na Nog has a pretty solid Irish breakfast, and I believe it's available any time they're serving food.

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