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May 18, 2010 06:40 AM

South Philly Brunch with a Toddler

I'll be having brunch in south philly with 5 of my girlfriends and will be bringing my 2 year old with me. We were thinking of Hawthorn or SP Tap Room, but I can't find any information about the "child friendliness" of these places. He's a very good kid who is used to going out places, but he's also only 2 so I can't guarantee that he will sit and politely color for 2 hours as most people expect children to do in public restaurant settings. I would love if anyone has any feedback for places (specifically the two mentioned) that are fun and delicious but also welcome children on a Sunday morning.

Thanks for your feedback!!!

Tap Room
201 Bohemia Ave, Chesapeake City, MD 21915

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  1. We have taken our 3 year old to South Philly Tap Room for Sunday brunch a few times and have not had any issues. It's usually not very crowded (I think their clientele is still sleeping off Saturday night), so that will be a plus for you.

    1. I don't think any of these places, and also Royal Tavern (great brunch) or Cantina would be an issue as long as the kid is well behaved. Cantina even does moms & margarita days during the week.

      1. I would say SPTR over Royal as Royal is quite crowded when every seat is full. Half the tables are high bar tables which may be too high for kid high chair. I've not been to Hawthorne's so I can't comment on the interior.
        Green Eggs is a BYO breakfast and lunch spot but they get very crowded. They do have a kid's menu.

        1. Thanks for the feedback! We ended up at Hawthone, which was wonderful! I had room to stow away my stroller and they were very accomodating toward our group of 5 plus a high chair. It was noisy, which I prefer when I bring my son. He can babble and call my name to his hearts content and I don't feel like we're bothering the people nearby. They didn't have a kids menu, but I typically order for him from the a la carte menu, so it didn't matter to me. I got him a single pancake with banana and was pleasantly surprised to see that the pancake was cooked with bananas in it! He loved it. Our service was a little slow and we had to keep asking for things, but I find this to me the norm at brunch places like this and it didn't bother us to much. I ordered the "Captain Ahab" which is their homemade bagels with lox. The lox and toppings were so fresh and delicious. The bagel was delicious, but not overly fresh. It was dense, which I expected, but may have been toasted earlier in the day or something. Any which way, it was still out of this world as were the breakfast potatoes that I ordered on the side. We all highly enjoyed our meals and I would go back in a heartbeat!