Food & Drink

Top Breakfast Burritos In Philadelphia

September 18, 2013 8:00 AM

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The breakfast burrito takes ingredients like scrambled eggs, cheese, beans and fried potatoes and rolls them up in a tortilla for a hefty meal in a compact package. While it won’t win any prizes for fancy fare, this delicious morning meal will keep you full for hours. Refer to this list for some of the best breakfast burritos in Philly.

Jet Wine Bar
1525 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 735-1116
www.jetwinebar.com

The massive breakfast burrito at Jet Wine Bar is the perfect brunch choice the morning after a night out. For just $7, it’s filled with scrambled eggs, refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, buffalo sauce and sour cream. The beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and buffalo sauce are all house made, and the freshness is unmistakable. Owner Jill Weber recommends the burrito as the perfect hangover cure, particularly when paired with a little “hair of the dog” such as the spicy Sriracha lime bloody Mary or a zippy white wine like Gruner Veltliner or Zilavka. Brunch is offered Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special deal on Mondays for industry workers.

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Honest Tom’s Taco Shop
261 S. 44th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 620-1851
www.facebook.com/Honest-Toms-Taco-Shop

After originally selling his West Coast-style tacos out of an attention-grabbing truck, Tom McCusker opened his own restaurant in University City in 2011. A great spot for students (or anyone else), the breakfast burrito really hits the spot when you want something substantial to start your day. These $7 burritos could easily be shared between two people, or just go at it alone if you’re really hungry. The flour tortilla is packed with fluffy scrambled eggs, home fries, cheese, black beans, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. Crispy bacon is optional but delicious.

Cantina Los Caballitos
1651 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 755-3550
www.cantinaloscaballitos.com

Known simply as “Cantina” by the regulars, Cantina Los Caballitos has become a hip spot in Philadelphia for its casual atmosphere and tasty Mexican favorites. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the breakfast burrito is a popular choice. Filled with scrambled eggs, rice, black beans, jack cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole and breakfast potatoes, this $9 burrito definitely fills the void for both breakfast and lunch. For an extra $2, you can add bacon, chorizo, ham or vegetarian sausage.

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Café Con Chocolate
2100 S. Norwood St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(267) 639-4506
www.cafeconchocolate.com

A hidden gem in South Philly, this cozy family-owned spot is a unique fusion of coffee shop and Mexican cantina. The breakfast burrito is huge, and for just $6.50 it includes scrambled eggs, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese and refried beans. For just $2 more, you can add chorizo, bacon, ham or turkey. Or, choose the tofu version with scrambled tofu substituting the eggs for $7.50. And no visit is complete without picking one of the specialty drinks to pair with your burrito. Choose from a variety of coffees, fresh-squeezed juices, tea or one of the malteadas made with fresh fruit and whole milk. The Raspberry Sunrise is a favorite made with raspberries, banana, orange and strawberries.

Sabrina’s Café
910 Christian St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 571-1599
www.sabrinascafe.com

At Sabrina’s Café, it doesn’t matter what time you roll out of bed because breakfast is served all day, every day. And considering the small space almost always results in long morning waits, it might be worth it to go for your breakfast favorites a little later in the day. A signature item with an odd name, the “Barking Chihuahua” is a breakfast burrito packed with scrambled eggs, spicy pepper jack cheese, red peppers and black beans. A large dollop of sour cream and a side of marinara sauce complete this Sabrina’s must-have. And since the burrito is about as big as your head, $8.99 is a small price to pay.

Michelle Hein is a copy editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer boyfriend would love to open.

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