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rusticchasm Oct 17, 2012 06:48 PM

Visiting Philly for the first time in a long-time. Plane lands at 7am. Where to go for breakfast?

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    barryg Oct 17, 2012 07:25 PM

    Where are you staying? How are you getting there?

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      cwdonald Oct 17, 2012 08:02 PM

      What day of the week?

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      1. re: cwdonald
        bluehensfan Oct 18, 2012 07:45 AM

        What kind of breakfast (frou-frou french toast as in Sabrina's), brunch (like Parc) or just straightforward (pancakes at the Dutch Eating Place)?

        1. re: cwdonald
          rusticchasm Oct 18, 2012 08:01 AM

          For the first leg of the journey, driving from Philly airport to Hershey (looking to get breakfast and lunch on the way, detours acceptable)- Saturday

          For the second leg of the journey, staying near Independence Park- Wednesday

          We're open to any kind of breakfast as long as its delicious!

          1. re: rusticchasm
            bluehensfan Oct 18, 2012 09:00 AM

            If you are looking for pancakes, the ones at the Dutch Eating Place at Reading Terminal Market http://www.readingterminalmarket.org are very good. May be a bit of a wait involved on Saturday but the line moves quickly. They do have $4 validated parking there.

            1. re: bluehensfan
              JanR Oct 18, 2012 09:06 AM

              Honey's Sit n Eat in Northern Liberties is fun and delicious.

              1. re: JanR
                brookquarry Oct 18, 2012 10:18 AM

                Tying this in with your Pennsylvania post regarding an"Amish Lunch", be aware that the Dutch Eating Place at Reading Terminal is Amish owned and run. You can therefore get an 'Amish Lunch' (or breakfast)in Philly. which would allow you to take a more direct route (I-76) to your wedding in Hershey, rather than detouring to the Pa Dutch places I reccomended on your other post.

                1. re: JanR
                  Delucacheesemonger Oct 19, 2012 02:00 AM

                  Honey's would be my choice as well, 20 minutes from airport, roomy, friendly, and perfect breakfast food.

                  1. re: Delucacheesemonger
                    cwdonald Oct 19, 2012 04:47 AM

                    An interesting breakfast would be to go to Kannela, a greek/cypriot restaurant. Not only traditional breakfast foods, but some different dishes. Lamb merguez sausage with eggs, haloumi with your meal. It really is a great experience.

                    1. re: cwdonald
                      barryg Oct 19, 2012 05:37 AM

                      +1 Kanella since it's Saturday but they don't open until 10am which may be a problem.

                      If you like Jewish deli and don't have access to a good one at home, Famous 4th St is worth a visit.

                      Honey's is ok but closer, better and more charming IMO is Fitzwater Cafe, for traditional breakfast foods with quality a several steps up from a regular diner. Only issue is it's cash only. Though to be honest I'm not sure that either is worth the detour -- you can get a solid diner breakfast at the Pennrose Diner very close to the airport.

          2. RC51Mike Oct 19, 2012 05:53 AM

            Airport to Hershey, I wouldn't go out of my way to RTM for pancakes. I would however to get coffee at Old City then stock up on pastries from the bakeries there along with a breakfast po boy from Beck's Cajun.

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