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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? www.mycasona.com 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.

              2. There's of course the many locations of LeBus, but also a great brunch place in Old City is Farmicia on 3rd off Market. They have the great breads from Metropolitan, although LeBus breads are damn good too.

                1. Victoria Freehouse on Front Street (Old City) has delicious brunch and no waiting in line. Front Street is pretty clear on Sundays, so you should have no problem finding plenty of parking.

                  1. I like Kraftwork's brunch (in Fishtown). Nothing fancy, but solid. I don't know if they take reservations (I kind of doubt it), but I don't think I've ever waited more than a few minutes. Parking would be easy.

                    1. I think given your constraints I'd suggest two places at completely different ends of the spectrum. The first is Santucci's at 10th and christian. Parking is pretty easy, it's always empty at brunch, and it's really delicious and cheap.

                      Alternatively, I'd suggest Talula's Garden. Parking can usually be had on Walnut, though it's definitely a bit tough. The menu is varied, and awesome. Not cheap.

                      1. If you're going out in Center City, do you need parking? One of my favorite brunch spots is Amis. They take reservations, but it's always been empty when we go. Not great for parking, though.

                        If you're getting in the car, I'd go to Jerry's Bar or Johnny Brenda's.

                        1. Thanks all, for great suggestions. After all that, one couple
                          with the different food aversions couldn't make it, and it
                          was a easy decision to make brunch at home for just one

                          But, I'm going to remember this thread, as I'm sure the occasion will come up again. The reason for the parking
                          is that I don't walk very well, and prefer not to when there
                          is available parking nearby.