For about a year, we have considered Day by Day to be the best brunch spot in Philadelphia. Let us tell you why:
1- On Sundays, it opens at 10 am and by 10:05 there is a line of toe-tapping tardies who are waiting for the 60 or more people who have already been seated to eat their breakfast so that they can begin enjoying a lovely brunch.
2- The food is delicious. We have tried practically everything. If It is your first time, try the stuffed challah french toast! There’s usually a different flavor every week, and they’re all delicious.
3- The pastries are delicious and they will give you samples.
4- The servers are extremely overworked, yet somehow, they’re still smily folks! Also, they are quite an eclectic bunch 🙂
You should note that they will try and rush you and ask you at least five times during your meal “how’s the food?”. That should only ever be asked once– about five minutes after you have received your meal. Additionally, they will sometimes forget that you asked for more hot water, etc, but it’s ok because they have so many customers to handle.
Just be patient with the servers and try to enjoy your meal 🙂
This morning, we arrived third in line to be seated at Day by Day. We had huevos rancheros, and crab, asparagus, and gruyere scramble with black toast and rosemary potatoes. Both were delicious! You can also request milk and honey with your tea. If you order coffee, it will be replenished like clockwork (free of charge).