The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Philadelphia

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Smokin' Betty's, Bud & Marilyn's, Talula’s Garden
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Comfort Food, American
Neighborhoods:Center City, Washington Square

Smokin' Betty's

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Center City
1,539 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
For a meat-heavy, beloved breakfast option, head to Smokin' Betty's, located on the corner of 11th and Sansom streets. The menu at Smokin' Betty's is gigantic, so any diner can finRead more
89% recommended
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Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,882 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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 likRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Philadelphia
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Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
9,417 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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 aRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Jones

$$$$·American·
Center City
2,106 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
  • Great for Brunch
On the weekend, Jones opens for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. The menu includes items that are geared towards breakfast eaters and those who also might want lunch. Consider an item from tRead more
93% recommended
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FARMiCiA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old City
3,524 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Diners who want to eat breakfast in the heart of historic Philly should book a table at FARMiCiA. The restaurant serves a proper breakfast (in addition to weekend brunch), and the Read more
93% recommended
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The Dandelion

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Center City
6,154 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 optioRead more
98% recommended
Gastro Pub in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Redstone American Grill - Marlton

$$$$·American·
Marlton
3,886 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
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 Read more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Center City
790 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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, huevosRead more
93% recommended
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White Dog Cafe - University City

$$$$·Contemporary American·
University City
4,119 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 anRead more
92% recommended
Great for Lunch in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
3,125 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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. FRead more
98% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Barbuzzo Restaurant

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Center City
5,383 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 earlRead more
98% recommended
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Fitz and Starts

$$$$·American·
Queen Village
483 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
One place for the best breakfast in Philadephia that's also in the southern part of town is Hungry Pigeon. This restaurants opens early and stays open late, so diners can visit no Read more
100% recommended
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Founding Farmers - King of Prussia

$$$$·American·
King of Prussia
5,910 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
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 extRead more
87% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Avenue Kitchen- Glen Mills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Glen Mills
655 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 sustaRead more
97% recommended

The Flying Egg

$$$$·Breakfast·
Bethlehem
391 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
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 thankRead more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Lehigh Valley
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On Point Bistro

$$$$·American·
South Philly
93 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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 brRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Little Spoon Cafe

$$$$·Café·
City Line
Want breakfast any time of day? Head to Little Spoon Cafe in the South Street West neighborhood of Philly. Little Spoon Cafe opened in 2008, and since its earliest days, has been sRead more
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Sabrina's Cafe

$$$$·Café·
University City
Sabrina's Cafe opened in 2001 in Philadelphia, and today, there are multiple outposts of this beloved restaurant throughout town. The restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner, sRead more
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Cafe Lift

$$$$·American·
Center City
Cafe Lift is a restaurant on 13th Street in Philadelphia's Callow Hill neighborhood. The restaurant is known for serving a brunch menu all day, but they also have an early bird menRead more
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