Brunch in the City of Motherly Love
Your gift arrived on time, your flower arrangement came out great, but you just can't think of a good place to have that perfect Mother's Day brunch. Whether you're looking for the perfect Parisian spread or just a plate of eggs done right, we've got you! We asked the team here at Lostine to help compile a list of Philadelphia's finest brunch spots. Enjoy!
1528 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant of 2018” is tough to get into (even for brunch), but if you get the chance, this giant, beautiful Fishtown eatery serves up delicious Lebanese dishes such as homemade hummus and pita bread, man’oushe (Lebanese flatbread), and traditional middle eastern pastries. As an added bonus, Robert (@rtolighting) made the chandelier in the café section, Natalie (npagestudio) made the lights above the bar, and Lostine provided the hardware in the bathrooms! From Sean: While everything I’ve had from here is delicious, don’t skip the labne with fresh pita! It’s simple, but SO good.
2501 Meredith St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
During the week, Figs in Fairmount serves up traditional Moroccan fare. On the weekends, Figs features a delicious yet very affordable brunch (the most expensive dish, Crab Benedict, tops out at $12). The staff is always friendly and attentive and there generally is never a wait for a table. From Sean: The Moroccan Eggs (sunny side up eggs, spicy tomato sauce, ground beef) has become a weekend staple of mine.
8501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
If unmatched atmosphere is what you are after, Cake in Chestnut Hill may take the…cake. Enjoy French brunch staples like brioche French Toast and baked brie in Cake’s attached solarium, which is full of seasonal flowers. From Natalie: You’ll be hard-pressed to get in without a reservation on the weekends, so if you can’t you should go down the street to…
Frosted Fox Bakery
6511 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
From Natalie:…and grab a beautiful cupcake for you and mom in this adorable family-owned bakery. Fun fact: whenever it is someone’s birthday here at Lostine, everyone gets some Frosted Fox brownies, rice krispy treats, and cupcakes!
Café la Maude
816 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Café La Maude was created by siblings Nathalie Richan and Roland Kassis, inspired by the flavors of their mother Maude’s homecooked meals from their childhood in Lebanon. From Margaret: EVERYTHING on the menu is good. The one place where I’m never worried about trying anything new. Or if you need a plan B, go to…
The Kettle Black
631 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
From Margaret: …and get her a badass bagel and serve it to her on a tray! Run by married couple Claire Ogilvie and Marc-André Basile, The Kettle Black specializes in bagels and traditional French breads using locally sourced ingredients.
2331 E Cumberland St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
While generally more known for its expansive beer list, don’t sleep on the Memphis Taproom brunch. The brunch menu truly has something for everyone, whether you are in the mood for a delicious vegan creation like the smoked coconut club sandwich or the very-much-not-vegan Pennsylvania Hot Brown (Texas Toast, Bacon, Scrapple, Cheddar And Beer Fondue) From Victoria: For the cool mom who doesn’t brunch ‘til past 11am and wants beer and kielbasa when she gets there. Oh, and Eggs Benedict too!
Ants Pants Café
2212 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
After working in Sydney, Australia’s Cool Beans café, Liz Fleming and childhood friend Nancy Silverman decided to try and bring the Aussie café experience to South Street. Here you will find a vast menu of omelets, scrambles, croissants, and sandwiches. From Avery: They have a bomb pesto sammie!
4460 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Created by Delaware County native and Temple University grad Greg Gillin, Greg’s specializes in traditional meals he grew up on and makes for a great, basic brunch. From Barry: They do these things called “the brekkies”, where it is essentially anything you could want for breakfast with tater tots. Great vibe. Always great music playing. Excellent staff and food.
1313 N Lee St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Bon Appetit not only once named Pizzeria Beddia’s highly sought-after pies as the best pizza in Philadelphia, but the best pizza in the whole country! Joe Beddia’s pizza shop moved on from its humble beginnings on Girard Avenue to a much larger full-service space. When Pizzeria Beddia needed more seating, we were happy to oblige—so while you are enjoying your out-of-this-world slice, you might notice you’re seated on some Lostine Gordon Stools!