No matter the weekend or the weather, Day by Day always seems to have a line. They’re only open from 9:30am to 2:30pm, so the window for brunch is a little tighter than some other spots in the city. They also don’t take reservations, but they do have very friendly service, a rotating assortment of stuffed French toasts, and potato pancakes with smoked salmon. Stick with the more classic American brunch dishes and skip the huevos rancheros for once.
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The Library At Rittenhouse
The Library is a bar in the Rittenhouse Hotel that feels like it should be in Beauty & The Beast. Also, it has a fireplace.
The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
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John And Elaine’s
If you’re going to eat breakfast in Point Pleasant, it should be at John And Elaine’s and it should involve some of their pancakes.
HipCityVeg is a fast casual vegan spot with things like impossible burgers and “chick’n” sandwiches.
Dutch Eating Place
Dutching Eating Place is the best sit-down breakfast spot in Reading Terminal Market.
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Middle Child is a contemporary diner/deli in Midtown Village that serves breakfast and lunch every day but Monday.
Cafe Lift is a good option for brunch just north of Center City. Make sure to get some cannoli French toast.
Sandler’s On 9th
Sandler’s On 9th is an all-day spot in Center City with everything from bagels and lox to poutine.
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