12+ Awesome New Spots For Brunch In Philly This Fall

Mid-morning delights await at these new brunch options...

Back in the day, going out for brunch in Philly meant waiting in line outside of one of a handful of places that served home fries.

Nowadays, new restaurants are offering a brunch menu replete with cocktails right out of the gate. More established spots are jumping into the brunch game, too, inviting daylight diners for the first time.

Whether it’s a return to a familiar favorite or the excuse you need to try out that place you’ve been hearing all about, there’s a cornucopia of pancake possibilities in this city.

Here’s our list of great new eye-opening weekend eats this fall.

Mission Taqueria

Start Saturday and Sunday on Sansom Street with Mission Taqueria’s scrapple torta, huevos rancheros or fried mahi mahi tacos. Add a green juice margarita and you can even feel semi-healthy.

Mission Taqueria

Where:Mission Taqueria, 1516 Sansom Street

www.missiontaqueria.com

Lou Bird's

Convivial bistro Lou Bird’s opens its doors to early birds starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The eye-opening goods include a croque-madame on challah bread, toad in a hole with collard green puree, pork belly and sorghum syrup, and a decadent burger with pork roll.

Lou Bird's

Where:Lou Bird's, 500 S. 20th Street

www.loubirds.net

On Point Bistro

This South Philly BYOB from a Garces alum dishes up brunch Tuesday through Sunday with gigantic portions of eggs, including a Philly cheesesteak omelet. Other options include fresh corn pancakes with seasonal chutney and syrup, and sweet potato waffles with fried chicken and poached eggs.

On Point Bistro

Where:On Point Bistro, 1200 Point Breeze Avenue

www.onpointbistro.com

Bait and Switch

Despite the name, there’s nothing tricky about the seafood-centric menu of this Port Richmond pub. On Saturday and Sunday, the kitchen turns out Mexican tofu scramble, salmon cakes and grits, and cocktails like the Briny Deep (a Bloody Mary with clamato juice, spicy vodka and a shrimp garnish).

Bait and Switch

Where:Bait & Switch, 2537 E. Somerset Street

www.thebestseafood.com

Talia’s Grille

Brunch is a fairly straightforward daily affair at Fishtown’s Talia’s: Bagels and flavored spreads, bagels with smoked fish, and egg sandwiches on bagels. For the bagel-averse, the menu also includes muffins.

Talia’s Grille

Where:Talia's Grille, 122 W. Girard Avenue

www.taliasgrille.com

Fitzwater Street Philly Bagels

Five generations of bagel boiling and two other locations (South Street and Chestnut Street) have led the Wagner family to its newest outpost in Graduate Hospital. The carb-focused fare remains the same every day, but a Rainbow Brite sandwich (birthday cake cream cheese; tie dye bagel) may well be the highlight of the weekend.

Fitzwater Street Philly Bagels

Where:Fitzwater Street Philly Bagels, 2001 Fitzwater Street

www.fitzwaterstreetphillybagels.com

The Dutch

A bruncherie by design, Pennsport’s The Dutch entices the morning crowd with Dutch and PA Dutch flavors. The hardest part is choosing between the savory scallion waffle topped with creamed chipped beef, uismijter (eggs with gouda, guanciale and grilled rye bread), and the Dutch baby pancakes.

The Dutch

Where:The Dutch, 1527 S. 4th Street

thedutchphilly.com

Root

At Fishtown’s stylish wine bar Root, the sophisticated weekend brunch spread available on Saturday and Sunday includes organic Turkish and Italian-style egg dishes and lemon ricotta pancakes with chamomile cream. On the potable side are rum-spiked lattes and kombucha cocktails.

Root

Where:Root , 1206 Frankford Avenue

www.rootrestaurant.com

Neuf

Naturally, shakshuka makes a prominent appearance at the North African inspired Neuf, where the kitchen actually produces five varieties of the trendy poached egg and tomato dish (crab, goat, lamb sausage, spinach and zucchini, and classic). In addition, there are omelets, rosewater-scented pain perdu and an ever-changing tajine during Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Neuf

Where:Restaurant Neuf, 943 S. 9th Street

www.neufphilly.com

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

Fishtown’s dazzling Wm. Mulherin’s Sons understands that it’s never too early for pizza, especially pizza with an egg on top. In addition, Saturday and Sunday brunch delivers Nutella French toast, a family portion of steak and eggs, and a — kid you not — donut sandwich with ham, egg and fontina.

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

Where:Wm. Mulherin’s Sons, 1355 N. Front Street

www.wmmulherinssons.com

St. Benjamin Brewing Company

The new all-day Saturday and Sunday brunch at St. Benjamin Taproom allows guests to saunter in at a leisurely pace. The food makes for the ideal lazy Sunday repast — think grilled chorizo and eggs over jalapeno grits; Texas-cut French toast with peaches and pecans; and hefty egg sandwiches .

St. Benjamin Brewing Company

Where:St. Benjamin Brewing Company, 1710 N. 5th Street

www.stbenjaminbrewing.com

Tinto

It's never too late for an old fave to start serving up brunch and Tinto now does so on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Do-it-yourself egg combos with house hash, bocadillos and a Spanish-inflected eggs Benedict with chorizo and black-truffle hollandaise demand a morning visit.

Tinto

Where:Tinto, 114 S. 20th Street

www.philadelphia.tintorestaurant.com

Tria Taproom

The beer-focused member of the Tria family cooks up some rousing dishes on Saturday and Sunday: latkes with salmon and golden beet relish; duck scrapple with poached eggs; and a banana topped waffle. Meanwhile, brunch cocktails like the Whetted Orange (Allagash White and orange juice) inventively incorporate the favored beverage.

Tria Taproom

Where:Tria Taproom, 2005 Walnut Street

www.triaphilly.com

Bufad

Just a few weeks ago, pizzeria Bufad introduced its weekend morning noshfest on Saturday and Sunday. Brunchers can order cannoli French toast, eggs in purgatory and house pizzas including a bianca with smoked salmon.

Bufad

Where:Bufad, 1240 Spring Garden Street

bufadpizza.com

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