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Aug 11, 2013 01:55 PM

BRunch Suggestions Please: Easy street parking

Our friends have different food aversions, I'm feeling lazy, and we would
like to treat to a good brunch with a varied menu so everyone can choose
what they like: 6 for brunch, probably on a Sunday, but not necessarily.

We know there are great places where one has to stand in line, but that
is really out. Either a rez is ok, or the resto is large enough to be able to
to accommodate without a long wait. Have cars, any neighborhood, as
long as there is available parking. We're starting from Center City.
Across the river would be ok, but prefer Philly.

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  1. I have not been there, but I have heard a lot of good things about the brunch at Cuba Libre on 2nd St near Market. They do take reservations, but parking would probably be in a lot, unless you get lucky on the street.

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    1. re: Philly Ray

      The brunch there is pretty good (you can get unlimited small plates for $25 p/p) and there is a parking garage down the street. They have good tres leches cake too!

      1. re: bluehensfan

        The fried egg empanadas are awesome.

    2. Famous 4th Street Deli, parking is a pain, but not as bad as you think on a Sunday--> especially during the August shore-slumbs. Upscale you can go to XIX or The Fountain, but famous is a great spot, tons of options, free pickles, and tons of food!!

      1. Silverspoon in Wayne has lovely brunch/lunches. Parking is good too.

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        1. re: arepo

          Sadly, we had brunch at Silverspoon in late July and were really disappointed with both the food and service. We'd had a great experience there last fall but now I don't think we'll go back.

          OP, if you are open to heading into South Jersey, how about Casona in Collingswood? Great Cuban food, a nice shady porch, and they take reservations.

        2. we've never had a hard time finding parking at the brunch spots in northern liberties- if the menu appeals to your party, bar ferdinand takes rez.

          1. Northern LIberties would be a great location for us, but the menu at Bar Ferdinand doesn't look anything like brunch to me. Any other suggestions in that area?


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            1. re: Bashful3

              hmm i dont think either honey's or silk city accepts reservations

              there's popolino too- but the menu doesn't look very brunch-y

              1. re: Bashful3

                What about Jerry's Bar? I'm not sure if they take reservations but it's where the Cafe Estelle chef landed. I haven't been though, so I can't comment on the food.

                1. re: bumble

                  I had dinner at Jerry's Bar about a week or so ago, and it was very good. Looking forward to trying their brunch sometime.