A humble all-day breakfast menu means one thing: There will always be time for brunch. Try the dill scrambled eggs with feta.
Ants Pants Cafe, 2212 South Street, between South 22nd and South 23rd Streets (215-875-8002 or antspantscafe.com).
Did someone say red velvet pancakes? Yes, they did, and they said it at this eco-conscious eatery.
Green Eggs Cafe, 1306 Dickinson Street, at South 13th Street, South Philly; 719 North Second Street, between Brown Street and Fairmont Avenue, Northern Liberties (215-922-3447 or greeneggscafe.com).
Get comfortable in the bright casual-meets-upscale eatery on South Street. It specializes in seasonal home-style cooking.
Supper, 926 South Street, at South Delhi Street (215-592-8180 or supperphilly.com).
Get your old-world eating on with crepes both savory (egg, ham, and Swiss) and sweet (chocolate and Grand Marnier) in a warm, inviting space.
Beau Monde, 624 South Sixth Street, at Bainbridge Street (215-592-0656 or creperie-beaumonde.com).
Aside from tasty creations (brioche French toast, lox and eggs), there is a weekend happy hour between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Need we say more?
Farmicia, 15 South Third Street, between Market and Chestnut Streets (215-627-6274 or farmiciarestaurant.com).
A health-conscious twist on breakfast includes options like hearty kale and ricotta frittata and quinoa porridge.
Pure Fare, 119 South 21st Street, at Moravian Street (267-318-7441 or purefare.com).
Local farmers’ produce shines at a Sunday brunch that includes shrimp and grits, 147-degree eggs Benedict, and “Elvis Style” French toast.
Marigold Kitchen, 501 South 45th Street, at Larchwood Avenue (215-222-3699 or marigoldkitchenbyob.com).
All-you-can-drink mimosas and Bloody Marys for $25 spells L-O-V-E.
Varga Bar, 941 Spruce Street, at South Tenth Street (215-627-5200 or vargabar.com).
The hipster haven with cheap, local beer and a rotating schedule of live shows doubles as a brunch spot on weekends; its changing menu is written on a chalkboard.
Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Avenue, at East Girard Avenue (215-739-9684 or johnnybrendas.com).
We like the element of surprise in the bagel melts that change daily. Not to mention the Montreal-style wood-oven bagels — a pleasant change from the norm.
Spread Bagelry, 262 South 20th Street, at Manning Street (215-545-0626 or spreadbagelry.com).
The sprawling bistro-style restaurant is great for people-watching. Classic and specialty cocktails are served alongside très délicieux dishes like quiche Lorraine and poached eggs with asparagus.
Parc, 227 South 18th Street, between Chancellor and Locust Streets (215-545-2262 or parc-restaurant.com).
Local, sustainable food in a homey atmosphere. Nosh on the Red Goat sandwich (chevre, roasted beets, and watercress on rosemary focaccia bread).
Wedge + Fig, 160 North Third Street, between Race and Quarry Streets (267-603-3090 orwedgeandfig.com).
Eat farm-to-table (porcini-dusted tofu; apple butter, cream cheese, and maple syrup-stuffed French toast) at this quaint restaurant, which was among the first to embrace the locavore trend.
White Dog Cafe, 3420 Sansom Street, between South 34th and South 36th Streets (215-386-9224 or whitedog.com).
Southern food meets its Jewish match in breakfast choices like a toasted bagel with whitefish or country-fried steak with gravy and eggs.
Honey’s Sit n’ Eat, 800 North Fourth Street, at Brown Street (215-925-1150 or honeyssitneat.com).
The age-old diner reimagined as retro eatery, beer garden, and live music venue churns out a serious weekend brunch, complete with classic cocktails like the Pimm’s Cup.
Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street, between North Fifth and North Lawrence Streets (215-592-8838 or silkcityphilly.com).
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