1. Milkboy1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
2. Jones Restaurant700 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
3. Federal Donuts1219 S 2nd St, Philadelphia
4. Sabrina's Cafe1804 Callowhill St, Philadelphia
5. Bourbon & Branch705 N 2nd St, Philadelphia
6. Silk City435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia
7. Pho 751122 Washington Ave, Philadelphia
8. Lemon Hill747 N 25th St, Philadelphia
A heralded coffee shop/music venue with two suburban outposts, Milkboy's finally crashed the city with a two-level loft space rocking garage-door windows, plenty of stripped surfaces (exposed brick and woodgrain), and a bar on each level, making it the first bar/ coffee shop in Philly, and the first boozer on their roster, a move made more difficult by the fact that coffee shops don't traditionally have disabled lists. Additionally, this multi-use space also takes on the role of a music venue, hosting impressive live acts like cult favorite, Electric Six,
Though known for their brunch, this eatery runs the gamut with its cuisine, serving up everything from chicken tandoori kebabs to chicken and waffles.
With several locations around the city, Federal Donuts has grown into a sugar-coated Philly favorite. FD's secret weapon is a "Donut Robot," a mechanical monster-mastermind that handles all the dough dispensing, frying, and flipping. The deep-fried dough rings are sweet, sinful, and eminently scarf-able -- coming in flavors like maple-bacon, lemon bar, spicy PB&J, Turkish mocha and, of course, classic glazed. Because specializing in just one caloric indulgence doesn't cut it, this spot slings famous fried chicken in a changing lineup of rubs and sauces (coconut curry, anyone?).
With locations all over Philly (Italian Market, Universal City, Wynnewood, Collingwood), Sabrina's is known most of all for their creative, comfort food brunch concoctions. You must try the overstuffed French toast, made with marshmallows, sweet cream, and cinnamon dough. Everything on the menu is made with fresh ingredients in ways you’ve never tasted before.
B&B features beer and pub fare with a fancy twist: think banh mi sliders, tikka masala mussels, etc, plus classics like fried pickles and mac-n-cheese.
Silk City has the best of both worlds, a club and late night eats rolled up into one happy mix.
The ultimate in Asian comfort eats, Pho 75 dishes out bowls of their namesake pho, that's even Anthony Bourdain-approved.
From the folks behind Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company comes Lemon Hill. Meant to feel like a neighborhood tavern, LH dishes up savory brunch and dinner items like their pretzels and beer cheese.