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Top All-Day Breakfast Restaurants In Philadelphia

August 12, 2015 8:00 AM

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There’s nothing quite like the magic of having breakfast at the wrong time of day. It harkens back to those weekends as a kid when you would sleep in on Saturdays, but have that sinfully indulgent moment of pork product paradise well past morning when mom would scramble up some eggs and sausage with a side of toast. Beyond that blissful moment of noshing zen, any chance at all to chomp down on a crispy slice of perfectly fried bacon is a time for celebration. Here are five top spots where the party lasts all day long.
Erwin’s Country Kitchen
4059 Brownsville Road
Trevose, PA 19053
(215) 953-9922
www.erwinscountrykitchen.com

Erwin’s Country Kitchen is to restaurants what the fabled Cheers is to bars. The amiable hostess/co-owner Joanna Gouak and her friendly staff will make you feel welcomed and appreciated, like a member of the family who is visiting for the holidays. The warm, casual nature of Erwin’s Country Kitchen has created a whole community of loyal regulars who swear by this best kept Bucks County secret. Chef/co-owner, Erwin Lauinger was born in a small country town in Austria. His home-cooked magic with a German flair has elevated this tiny kitchen to remarkable heights. You can’t truly say you’ve experienced breakfast until you’ve had Erwin’s scrapple!

Café Lift
428 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 922-3031
www.cafelift.com

Café Lift is the thriving restaurant located in Loft District/Chinatown North that serves brunch six days a week. It is only a brief walk from The Pennsylvania Convention Center in the hustling and bustling heart of Philadelphia. With so many exquisite breakfast entrees to try, it’s hard to pick just one, but Jen’s Crespelle is a stunningly flavorful pi-eggs de résistance consisting of “scrambled eggs, bacon, and fontina cheese, rolled in an Italian-style crepe and topped with maple syrup.” Besides the edible art being created in the kitchen, the walls of this top-notch eatery are adorned with strikingly original visual delights, as well.

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Green Eggs Café
719 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 922-3447
www.greeneggscafe.com

It might come as a shocker that one of the most raved about delectables of Green Eggs Café is not green at all. Their Red Velvet Pancakes are guaranteed to addict — “red velvet buttermilk pancakes with chocolate morsels and strawberry mascarpone layers, topped with maple syrup, Chantilly cream, and fresh strawberries!” But then again, it is important to point out, the “green” in the title doesn’t necessarily refer to the hue of your food. Green Eggs Café is committed to doing their part for the environment. With a menu crafted from local items, and herbs and spices that have been grown on their own rooftop garden, coupled with a recycling program that includes all paper, aluminum, glass and plastic products, along with a composting program, and more, you can honestly feel good about eating good.

Sabrina’s Café
227 N. 34th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-1022
www.sabrinascafe.com

Sabrina’s Café has several locations strategically positioned throughout town in which to serve you brunch any time of the day or night. The first Sabrina’s Café opened back in 2001 where Litto Bakery used to be. Robert DeAbreu and his wife Raquel named the restaurant after their new baby, Sabrina Isabella. The couple’s hope was to open an establishment that, according to their website, “would be more like eating at the home of a friend than a restaurant… that is, if that friend could really cook!” They have certainly achieved and exceeded their wildest dreams. Just take a gander at “George Likes His Brisket Spicy!” a Mexi-special consisting of a “toasted whole wheat English muffin topped with shredded red cabbage, sweet-n-spicy coffee-rubbed pulled pork brisket, poached eggs, and a chipotle-plum tomato lime hollandaise sauce. Served with Southwest-spiced home fries and a watermelon slice.” Come on into Sabrina’s Café and have a taste of amazing!

Daddypops
232 N. York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
(215) 675-9717
www.daddypops.com

Daddypops is one of those time-forgotten wonders that you cannot believe still exists. It is a tiny, easy-to-miss, silver throwback paradise that evokes such an intense experience that you might just weep from the flood of nostalgia that hits you when you first step through the doors. From its stools, countertop service, tiled floors, booths, rack of regulars’ coffee mugs and old-fashioned friendly service, this establishment is worth waiting in line to experience. And many often do. But the refreshingly genuine, old-school razzle-dazzle can be found in more than just the decor, the food is exactly what you are imagining. Daddypops Sausage Gravy & Biscuit with Homefries and Grits is a bucket list beauty.

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Allen Foster, a lifelong Greater Philadelphia resident, has been writing about all those wonderful things that make us feel so alive for over 20 years. He approaches each day as an adventure, eager to discover what new and vibrant surprises await just around life’s corner. You can see his work on Examiner.com.

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