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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of America's most historic towns and the city has countless famed sites to visit, but one of the best attractions in the city is the food scene. Innovative restaurants prepare some of the best breakfast around and offer a wide variety of cuisines at various price points. We looked at our data to find the top breakfast spots among our most trusted diners. Order fresh juice, eat a stack of pancakes and head out to take in all the sites Philly has to offer. Here’s where our Tastemakers go to grab breakfast in the city of Brotherly Love.

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12 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Bud & Marilyn's, Talula’s Garden, The Dandelion
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Gastro Pub
Neighborhoods:Center City, Washington Square
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Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$
American
Center City
4.6
4329 reviews

Bud & Marilyn's is one of Philly's most celebrated restaurants. The food here is as good and inventive in the morning as it is at dinnertime. The menu contains breakfasty items like lemon ricotta pancakes and caramelized apple French toast, as well as more lunch-geared dishes like Bud's Double Patty Burger and a Smoked Beet Reuben. Luckily, diners also have the choice to try one of the things that put Bud & Marilyn's on the map: a fried chicken bucket, which is served with fries, coleslaw, zucchini pickles, and house-made hot sauce.


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Talula’s Garden

$$$$
American
Washington Square
4.8
10686 reviews

Talula's Garden may have the best breakfast in Philadelphia that's also very romantic. This cozy, candle lit interior is a good place for lovebirds to snuggle up. The menu has an assortment of dishes that appeal to diners craving either savory or sweet dishes. Some diner favorites include the hot fresh donut munchkins and the shrimp and grits with a local poached farm egg. Talula's Garden is in Logan Sqaure and on trendy Market Street.


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The Dandelion

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Center City
4.7
6767 reviews

Another of the best breakfast spots close to Rittenhouse Square is The Dandelion. The restaurant serves breakfast on the weekends starting at 10 a.m., and they offer visitors options like scones and jam, a butter lettuce salad, and an aged cheddar and ham omelet. This restaurant is an homage to British dining culture, so expect an atmosphere that feels more like a posh tea party than a city diner.


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Redstone American Grill - Marlton

$$$$
American
Marlton
4.7
4521 reviews

Redstone in Marlton may be an outpost of a chain, but it still offers a unique breakfast experience in the Philadelphia area. The menu features a selection of flatbreads and share plates, as well as multiple Benedicts and egg dishes. It also has a menu specifically dedicated to kids. This restaurant is technically in Marlton, NJ, but that's just a short drive from the heart of town.


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Continental Midtown

$$$$
American
Center City
4.6
1381 reviews

One of the spots for the best breakfast in Philadelphia that is also close to Rittenhouse Square is Continental Midtown. The menu is heavy on egg dishes, with eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, smoked salmon hash with poached eggs, and an egg quesadilla. There are also sweeter items on the menu, like Belgian waffles and granola. There are lunch options on the menu, too, for any diner who is ready to start their day with something savory.


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White Dog Cafe - University City

$$$$
Contemporary American
University City
4.6
4496 reviews

White Dog Cafe is undoubtedly a Philadelphia classic. It opened in 1983, and since its first days, it has been serving a coveted morning meal. There is a large menu that is wide and varied, but some of the most popular specialties are the Kennet Square omelet with mushrooms, caramelized onions, and sharp cheddar, or the pork belly Benedict, featuring pork belly, poached eggs, toasted brioche, pickled onion, and rosemary-maple cream. The bright and airy bustling atmosphere of this cafe is an energizing way to start any day.


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The Love

$$$$
American
Rittenhouse Square
4.8
4645 reviews

The best breakfast option in City Center West is The Love. The restaurant is known for inventive dishes and bold flavors, so come here for something a little out of the ordinary. For example, diners can choose a fresh cinnamon waffle with coffee butter or butternut squash and honeycrisp apple soup. The interior of The Love is warm and cozy with plush booths, so it's a welcoming way to ease into the day.


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Barbuzzo Restaurant

$$$$
Mediterranean
Center City
4.8
5611 reviews

Barbuzzo Restaurant shines for its Mediterannean cuisines. The restaurant starts serving food at noon every day, but the lunch menu has great options for anyone looking for an early energizing meal. Diners starting their days at Barbuzzo may want to consider options like the autumn salad with local apples or the butternut squash arancini. Barbuzzo is located in Washington Square West.


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Founding Farmers - King of Prussia

$$$$
American
King of Prussia
4.4
7635 reviews

Founding Farmers is technically in King of Prussia, but it serves some of the best breakfast in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. The breakfast menu at Founding Farmers is extensive. Choose from items like waffles, French toast, eggs Benedict, or an oatmeal bowl. Alternatively, order a combination breakfast, like the continental breakfast or the Valley Forge breakfast, which includes two eggs, a choice of meat, a choice of a side dish, and a choice of bread. Founding Farmers has a rustic farmhouse-like feel inside, so breakfast can feel like waking up in the country.


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Avenue Kitchen- Glen Mills

$$$$
Contemporary American
Glen Mills
4.3
755 reviews

Diners can find some of the best breakfast in Philadelphia or its suburbs at Avenue Kitchen in Glen Mills. This restaurant is focused on using local ingredients and running a sustainable establishment, so diners can feel confident that they're eating food that's fresh and ethically sourced. Breakast is served until 3 p.m. each day, and there are options like omelettes, pancakes, and brioche French toast. Avenue Kitchen offers an upscale dining experience, with soaring ceilings and a trendy atmosphere, so expect to be wowed.


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The Flying Egg

$$$$
Breakfast
Bethlehem
4.6
579 reviews

Close to Philadelphia in suburb Bethlehem is The Flying Egg, a beloved breakfast institution. They serve some of the best breakfast in Philadelphia and the surrounding region thanks to the dedication of head chef Rafael Palomino and owner Juan Carlos Paredes, who have dedicated themselves to improving the dining scene in town. The Flying Egg offers many egg dishes: Benedicts, steak and eggs, skillets, and omelets. They also have things other than eggs, including a menu of vegan options for diners who eat a plant-based diet. The Flying Egg feels casual inside, so go there for a low-key morning, and expect to be greeted warmly by the always-friendly staff.


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On Point Bistro

$$$$
American
South Philly
4.8
207 reviews

On Point Bistro is located in the Point Breeze section of Philly, and is known for excellent breakfast options. The On Point Bistro menu is large, and it has unique options like breakfast nachos and a Philly cheesesteak omelet. The restaurant is cozy and intimate, so expect to feel warm and welcome while enjoying breakfast.


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