Food & Drink

The Best Philly Brunches You Can Enjoy From Home

As Philadelphia continues staying home in the name of public health, we’ve all certainly started to miss some things over the last few weeks. And the lazy weekend brunch repast is certainly one of those things. Take a moment to really mark your weekend (and keep the days from blending together) by treating yourself to the best brunches in Philly, all of which can be enjoyed in the sanitary comforts of your home. With Mother’s Day coming up, you can even send a brunch package to mom so she can live her best life during the quarantine. Take a look at the best options for indulging in your brunch cravings -- all you need to do is add the mimosa.

Middle Child

Midtown Village
Breakfast sandwiches are on the menu all day every day at Middle Child. They are so good that they almost make up for all the lost brunches of weekends past. The classic Breakfast Sandwich comes packed with an unholy amount of eggs, sharp American cheese, and arugula.
How to order: Order for pickup or delivery on Caviar

The Hadley

Logan Square
Get your avocado toast and lazy Sunday brunch on with The Hadley’s weekend menu of omelets, build-your-own toasts, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and even a breakfast pizza, now served all day starting at noon. 
How to order: Call 215.982.2685 for pick up or delivery

Renata’s Kitchen

University City
All-day brunch never felt so good (or emotionally necessary). Dig into a wide array of omelets, breakfast entrees, hummus, and plenty of sweets daily starting at 8am.
How to order: Order through Chownow

Twisted Tail

Headhouse Square
Twisted Tail has been staying strong throughout COVID-19 with ongoing pickup and delivery of most of its menu, including its brunch menu of chorizo tacos, cornbread, crawfish mac n’ cheese, and anything else that crosses the breakfast-lunch line.
How to order: Order online

Miles Table

Graduate Hospital
Mile’s Table is still open daily from 9am-2pm for call-ahead pickups and online orders. Chicken and waffles, breakfast burritos, French toast, and so many other hearty brunch dishes even out the cafe’s menu of health-conscious salads and sides. 
How to order: Order online

Green Eggs Cafe

The South Philly location of this brunch staple is open for pickup and nearby delivery seven days a week starting at 9am. Staple egg dishes, red velvet pancakes, and Creole shrimp and grits are all back in action to keep you satiated in quarantine.
How to order: Call 215.226.3447 for pickup and delivery

48th Street Grille

Cedar Park
The Caribbean grill is still going all-out on its weekend brunch menu during the pandemic, with halal, brunch burgers, Jamaican French toast, jerk chicken hash, fried plantains, cornbread, and literally everything you could want for a decadent multi-course brunch.
How to order: Order online

Terrain Cafe

The high-optics cafe from the people behind Anthropologie is offering an impressive multi-course package for Mother’s Day suited to feed a family of two or four. Included, you’ll score that signature potted bread and add-on options for sangria, mimosas, or even a sweet bouquet for your mama.
How to order: Call 610.590.5675 or email to order

Ants Pants

Graduate Hospital and Queen Village
Nosh on BEC-stuffed toast, maple bacon, and breakfast trays galore from Ants Pants, which is offering its full brunch menu seven days a week, which is great since every day feels like it could either be a Tuesday or a Saturday -- it’s really anyone’s guess. 
How to order: Call 215.875.8002 for pickup, Caviar or Postmates for delivery

Hungry Pigeon

Queen Village
The beloved restaurant is offering weekly iterations of Hungry Pigeon at Home (also dubbed “Apocalypse Brunch”) during COVID-19 for pickups. Menus are usually posted in the night before and assembled when you come to pick them up. Expect breakfast sandwiches, hash, monkey bread, and housemade ice cream. 
How to order: Order online

Sidecar Bar & Grill

Graduate Hospital
The neighborhood corner bar continues to churn out food specials daily, including weekend brunch dishes that are posted as they’re created on Instagram, from a gooey Croque Madame to sweet potato hash with smoked brisket. Weekend brunch starts at 9:30am. 
How to order: Order for pickup and delivery online


Every weekend since Philly has been indoors, the folks behind upscale eatery Fond and BYO bruncherie The Dutch have been hosting pop-up markets for a mix of to-go foods (think breakfast hoagies and parfaits) and prepared meals (chowder, gazpacho, etc). For Mother’s Day, Fond is going all out with housemade chocolates and other treats for mom -- just be sure to get your orders in by May 6. Peep the full menu here, as well as an impressive lineup of baked goods, coffee, wine, beer, and ingredients to make your own masterpieces at home. 
How to order: Call 215.551.5000 to order curbside pickup or local delivery

Taylor’s Cafe

Roxborough’s brunch cafe is open for over-the-top sweet entrees including frozen yogurt waffles and strawberry pancakes, as well as grits, omelets, and breakfast platters. 
How to order: Order delivery through Doordash

Bake Shop on 20th

Iced coffee, unreal pastries, and personalized breakfast sandwiches on Philly-style English muffins are all on the menu at this bakery, now offering delivery and pickup options so you can have the magic at home. It’s still just about as good as taking your treat around the corner to Rittenhouse Square Park, we promise.
How to order: Order for pickup and delivery on Caviar, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and Ritual

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Marielle Mondon is a writer from Philadelphia. Follow her @MarielleMondon on Twitter and Instagram.