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Sep 16, 2010 01:13 PM

Decent Breakfast/Brunch in KOP

We live in the land of chain restaurants, and it's nearly impossible to find a decent breakfast or brunch nearby. There's an overpriced so-so option at Ruby's at the mall, and a less than impressive offering from neighboring Maggiano's. Not looking for anything fancy, but something enjoyable, relaxing, of good quality & worth my hard-earned $. Any suggestions?

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  1. Winberie's in Wayne (near the Gateway shopping center). Haven't been in a while.

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    1. re: RitterSportRules

      Thanks, RSR. I drive by there all the time, but I couldn't tell if it was more of a pub, and being a single mom, I generally have my 11 yr old daughter as my cohort. We've worn out everywhere in KOP for dinner, so we'll likely give Winberie's a try for dinner & brunch!

    2. Anybody??? Or are the pickings that slim in KOP? Would just like to find a decent place where we could take out of town guests for a Saturday/Sunday brunch. Thanks!

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      1. re: chele78

        You could try George's in Wayne, not too far away. They're supposed to have a lovely brunch.

      2. If you're willing to travel a bit, the brunch at William Penn Inn (intersection of 202 & Sumneytown) is so good we used to travel from NE Philly. Now that I live in the area, I go more often. Lots of fresh fish, meat, salad, lunch options, omelette station, etc. Nice atmosphere, great service, lots of parking. The absolutely best dessert table (mini desserts, so you can sample several). I'm taking some friends this Sunday, and I'm already planning my eating strategy.

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        1. re: gaffk

          Sounds great, gaffk! I will add it to our list. I don't mind a little drive. Things get old around here very quickly, although I'm grateful to live in the area. My problem is I'm not quite up to city driving, so trying to find new, enjoyable places in the 'burbs (that don't cost a fortune, since we like to dine out frequently) can be trying.

        2. Phoenixville has a few options & pretty close. (Becca's, Columbia, PJ Ryans, Black Lab, etc..) Also, Classic Diner in Malvern.

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          1. re: pamd

            pamd - Thanks! We've been to Columbia & Black Lab for dinner, but I didn't realize they did brunch as well. Never occurred to me PJ Ryans might. Becca's, I've come across on here, but haven't tried it. I googled for a while for decent brunches in KOP, but with minimal results. I appreciate everyone's input! My daughter & I love trying new places, but aside from traveling to Trevose for work, we don't get out of the area much, so thank goodness for chowhound to clue me in once-in-a-while

          2. I agree with pamd. The Classic Diner in Malvern is very good. I think you may be a bit disappointed if you drive to the William Penn Inn.
            It is extremely difficult to find a great bfast place in this area.

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            1. re: Displaced California Foodie

              I wonder why you think chele would be disappointed with the William Penn Inn?

              I have taken friends, family, out of town guests and we've always been very happy. We find the food, service and ambience to be very nice (with the caveat of not going over the Christmas holiday, when they pack people in).