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Breakfast Around Rittenhouse Square

Any suggested good bakery/cafe options for breakfast close to Rittenhouse Square, before heading off to the PMA or the Barnes? We have no appetite for large hotel breakfasts, much less for their pricetags.

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    1. Le Petite Dauphine and Metropolitan Bakery both get decent mentions on this board.

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      1. re: mookleknuck

        Parc is great for a sit down brunch while Metropolitan is good for quick bites. You could always walk to Reading Terminal Market for warm cinnamon bun or apple dumpling there.

        1. On the way to the Barnes, Nook at 20th & Ranstead (just below Market St) has great baked goods. It's a coffeeshop with a plenty of seating.

          Or you could eat a Philadelphian's idea of a light breakfast, a soft pretzel from a food cart and a cup of coffee.

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          1. re: barryg

            The one other place I would add is a.kitchen. While it does serve as the restaurant for a boutique hotel the prices do not reflect that. And they make their own english muffins in house. Prices range from 10-13 dollars. Not greasy spoon prices but not the 25 dollar breakfast either.

          2. +1 for Nook. They have the absolute BEST breakfast pastries in Center City, and I would know ;) They also have great coffe. Locally owned by a super-nice couple. They are in a perfect location, on your way to the Barnes.

            You called it, barryg.