Top Picks For Where To Brunch In Philly This Winter

Brunch is a way of life in Philadelphia with delicious options at restaurants all over the city.

It’s no secret that Philadelphia does brunch very, very well thanks to brunch-focused restaurants serving eggs and bacon all week long and fancier establishments that serve meticulously crafted brunch only on the weekends.

During the winter, brunch takes a majorly cozy turn with soul-nurturing egg hashes topped with braised meat, stacked burgers, wood-fired meals and overflowing biscuit sandwiches.

A number of Philly restaurants even up the ante with fireplaces, close-knit seating, open stoves and flickering candles to keep the warmth in for brunchers all around.

Make plans to check out Philly’s great brunch scene this winter. Read on for our 15-plus picks for where to eat winter brunch in Philadelphia.

Coeur

Coeur, one of the newest restaurants to open its doors in Bella Vista, is a new eatery from the team behind Memphis Taproom and Strangelove’s. The warm wood and soft lighting add to the warm atmosphere, while plates like the poutine burger warm your insides.

Coeur

Where:Coeur, 824 S. 8th Street

www.coeurphilly.com

Kanella South

It doesn’t get too cold in Greece, and the chefs behind the counter at Kanella South, an excellent Greek restaurant, are keeping it warm and Mediterranean-like inside of the South Philly restaurant thanks to a wood-fired grill and oven and plenty of white-washed wood throughout the space. The most popular brunch item is perhaps the Cyprus breakfast, which comes with grilled haloumi, fried eggs, bread and more.  

Kanella South

Where:Kanella, 757 South Front Street, Philadelphia

www.kanellarestaurant.com

Front Street Cafe

Those looking for healthy alternatives during brunch should look to Front Street Cafe, a farm-to-table restaurant with everything from warming coffee and fresh juices to vegan eggs Benedict and quinoa oatmeal porridge.

Front Street Cafe

Where:Front Street Cafe, 1253 N. Front Street

www.frontstreetcafe.net

The Dandelion

If the fireplace, dark wood and hot cups of tea don’t scream cozy winter brunch, we don’t know what does. Due to its British roots, The Dandelion is a professional in keeping the dreary weather out and the coziness in. Plus, dishes like bangers and mash, shepherd's pie and a traditional British roast are perfect meals for a winter brunch. 

The Dandelion

Where:The Dandelion, 124 S. 18th Street

www.thedandelionpub.com

Whetstone Tavern

Farmhouse-style furnishings and the casual atmosphere inside of Whetstone Tavern, a new restaurant from the team behind Brauhaus Schmitz, make for a perfect spot for a hearty winter brunch. Cold-weather appropriate dishes include creamed chipped beef, banana bread french toast and the duck confit hash. Don’t sleep on the brunch drink menu, either.

Whetstone Tavern

Where:Whetstone Tavern, 700 S. 5th Street

www.whetstonetavern.com

Tria Fitler Square

Peek outside of Tria Fitler Square to take in views of (a potentially snowy) Fitler Square while chowing down on spiced french toast, classic egg dishes, bruschetta and an assortment of brunch cocktails.

Tria Fitler Square

Where:Tria Fitler Square, 2227 Pine Street

www.triafitlersquare.com

Kensington Quarters

It’s no secret that Fishtown is really, really good at food and drinks, and Kensington Quarters is one of the leaders in the 'hood. The part-restaurant, part-butcher shop and part-bar offers a tasty brunch with comforting dishes like pork shoulder benedict, pig head grilled cheese all housed in a restaurant that is complete with dark wood and dim lights.  

Kensington Quarters

Where:Kensington Quarters, 1310 Frankford Avenue

www.kensingtonquarters.com

Brigantessa

At Brigantessa in East Passyunk, diners can practically sit next to the cozy pizza oven, which warms the restaurant from behind the bar area. The restaurant serves its Neapolitan-style pizzas from noon to 3 p.m. on the weekends with close-knit seating and flickering candles to boot. 

Brigantessa

Where:Brigantessa, 1520 East Passyunk Avenue

www.brigantessaphila.com

Palladino's

Palladino’s, the anchor restaurant for East Passyunk Avenue, truly warms away any winter blues with an expansive brunch menu of crusty focaccia, an assortment of Bloody Mary’s and a waffle topped with ham, a fried egg, foie gras and steak. Brunch is available on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Palladino's

Where:Palladino's, 1934 East Passyunk Avenue

www.lukepalladino.com

Brick & Mortar

The classic pub feel of Brick & Mortar makes for an ideal spot for a winter brunch, and plates like braised beef cheek grilled cheese, a brunch burger, baked eggs and chick peas and pork belly benedict don’t hurt, either.

Brick & Mortar

Where:Brick and Mortar, 315 N. 12th Street

www.bamphilly.com

Sky Brunch

At Sky Brunch at Top of the Tower, you can enjoy prime views of the outdoors without actually being cold. Guests will be treated to a breakfast buffet of dishes of all sort — breakfast pastries, french toast, salmon, pasta, fruit, omelets, bacon, chicken and more. The breakfast buffet comes topped off with a complimentary cocktail for those over the age of 21.

Sky Brunch

Where:Top of the Tower, 1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor

www.topofthetower.com

Triangle Tavern

Step into Triangle Tavern and you'll feel like you've entered an old-school restaurant with plenty of comfortable seats, dark walls and dim lights throughout the bar and restaurant space. The brunch menu is full of one of the most hearty, and most craveable, types of food out there — Italian.  

Triangle Tavern

Where:Triangle Tavern, 1338 S. 10th Street

www.triangletavernphilly.com

Scratch Biscuits

Comfort food is the focal point at Scratch Biscuits, a restaurant that specializes in its namesake. Gluten-free and regular biscuits are available and come topped with everything from homemade sausage, apple butter, grilled onion and cheddar to bacon, baked egg and cheese.

Scratch Biscuits

Where:Scratch Biscuits, 1306 Chestnut Street

www.eatscratchbiscuits.com

Buckminster’s

Inspired by the European “neo-bistro” that specializes in hyper-local, seasonal ingredients, Buckminster’s features classic brunch dishes with a touch of cool. The restaurant serves as an ode to Buckminster Fuller, a 20th-century designer, architect and inventor, so the space is highly designed with plenty of cozy nooks and crannies to pop in for your brunch.

Buckminster’s

Where:Buckminster's Bistro, 1200 S. 21st Street

www.buckminstersphl.com

Khyber Pass Pub

Tucked away in Old City, Khyber Pass Pub is a mainstay in the city’s brunch scene. Twinkling lights keep the bar/restaurant cozy all year round and comforting Cajun-inspired fare like po’boys and pulled pork sandwiches keep guests full and happy all winter long.

Khyber Pass Pub

Where:Khyber Pass Pub, 56 S. 2nd Street

www.khyberpasspub.com

The Urban Farmer at the Logan Hotel

The brand-new Urban Farmer at the brand-new Logan Hotel is definitely worth adding to your must-try brunch list in Philadelphia. The restaurant sources food from local farms to create an array of delicious brunch dishes, and the carefully curated decor adds to the warm yet modern vibe of the eatery.

The Urban Farmer at the Logan Hotel

Where:Urban Farmer Philadelphia, 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com

a.kitchen

Located in the center of the hustle and bustle of Rittenhouse Square, a.kitchen at AKA Rittenhouse is a decidingly modern spot with touches of home — like flickering candles and dark accents — throughout the space. All of your favorite brunch dishes can be found on the menu — chicken and biscuits, stuffed french toast, house cured salmon and more.

a.kitchen

Where:a.kitchen+bar, 135 S. 18th Street

www.akitchenandbar.com

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