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Nice brunch in South Philly (must have scrapple)

gcwebber Dec 28, 2012 07:04 AM

I'm taking my 74 year old mom out for Sunday brunch on her birthday this Sunday, and she must have Scrapple. Can anybody recommend a nice, down to earth, not too fancy sort of brunch place in or near South Philly that would fit the bill? If it took reservations that would be a bonus.

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    barryg Dec 28, 2012 07:10 AM

    I don't think they take reservations but Green Eggs at 13th & Dickinson fits the rest of the criteria. I would say Fitzwater Cafe but they don't have scrapple. The wait for two shouldn't be too bad though.

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      gcwebber Dec 28, 2012 07:15 AM

      Thanks barryg! I was actually considering this one but the other threads mentioned really long wait times. It's actually only a few blocks from her house too, so that's a huge bonus for her. I'm guessing the earlier the better as far as a good time to get there to beat the crowds?

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        barryg Dec 28, 2012 07:19 AM

        Yeah probably. I haven't been there in a minute so not sure if it has gotten more crowded or less with the other locations they have now. But even at crowded places I find that waits for two tops aren't usually bad.

        I was going to suggest Fitzwater Cafe and Supper, too, but then was surprised to see that neither served scrapple.

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          gcwebber Dec 28, 2012 07:23 AM

          I know! Honey's doesn't even serve scrapple. WTH? ;)

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            barryg Dec 28, 2012 07:28 AM

            I think I know what is for breakfast tomorrow...

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              barryg Jan 27, 2013 07:13 AM

              Was at Fitzwater yesterday and they had scrapple with one of the dishes on the specials menu. I got it as a side with basic eggs potatoes toast and it was excellent quality (albeit on the salty side). The waiter told me they usually have scrapple on the weekends.

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            Buckethead Dec 28, 2012 07:29 AM

            I live near there too, I've gone there around 8:30 on the weekends and haven't had to wait.

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          Philly Ray Dec 28, 2012 08:11 AM

          You could always go to Oregon or Penrose Diner. Not really "Brunch-y" but they both have scrapple.

          1. gcwebber Jan 2, 2013 01:35 PM

            I meant to reply after we got back from brunch, but my mom *loved* this place. She even said she would go back there by herself, and I have *never* heard her talk about going anywhere! Thanks so much for such a good rec. I thought the food was terrific too. I'm so sad I don't live in South Philly anymore :)

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              cwdonald Jan 2, 2013 05:34 PM

              Just to confirm.. where did you end up? Green Eggs?

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                gcwebber Jan 4, 2013 05:01 AM

                Yep! Mom had the ham & spinach pie (with a side of scrapple), and we had the bagel / smoked salmon and the yogurt, granola and fruit. Everything was fresh, presented beautifully and delicious. Mom wants to make the place a regular spot for breakfast now. I'm looking forward to the challah french toast :)

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