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May 8, 2012 04:42 AM

Reading Terminal Breakfast

Okay everyone, I'm going to be in Philly this weekend, staying pretty much next door to Reading Terminal. I'm usually up for my run and then ready for breakfast far ahead of everyone else so what is available there in the way of an early meal? Thank you!!

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  1. The market opens at 8 on Saturdays. The best bet is the pancakes at the Dutch Eating Place with bacon or scrapple.

    1. In addition to Dutch Eating Place (which is great), there is a good smoothie place (I never remember what is is called, but it isn't far from Bassetts ice cream.

      1. Beck's Cajun Cafe breakfast po boy- eggs, cheese and andouille on a baguette. It is my favorite in RTM.

        As an alternative, coffee at Old City Coffee coupled with various baked goods of your choice from several places in the market.

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        1. re: RC51Mike

          Beck's also does beignets on Sundays. Perfect for that post-run nourishment.

          1. re: RC51Mike

            Was gonna suggest a Beck's egg poboy. Don't know if this will be needed but it's a magic hangover cure.

          2. Jack McDavid's Down Home Diner is one of my favorite breakfast places. Basic southern and comfort breakfasts. Recommends - scrapple and eggs, corned beef hash and eggs, SOS and biscuits with sausage gravy.

            Another plus, they open at 7AM meaning you can get an early breakfast before shopping the market.

            1. Blueberry pancakes at Dutch Eatting Place ROCK! I love their food!

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              1. re: Prettypoodle

                I actually had the pleasure of having banana pancakes there once. The owner let me bring in my own sliced very ripe bananas on snowy morning over the winter and they cooked them up in the pancakes. Talk about good!