We would suggest ordering the grilled cheese Mac n cheese. It is a delicious start to your weekend. Square Peg is a great center city brunch places featuring southern food. Being southern girls (Virginian) this place is right up our alley!
To start off, we had the warm cinnamon donuts ( incredible) and a fruit salad (generic, but detoxifying :), we then split the chilaquiles (overall was ok- but with excellent sauce) and the grilled cheese Mac n cheese ( earth-shattering explosion of deliciousness).
The Philadelphia brunch scene is almost certainly ruled by a Day by Day, but we’d say Square Peg is definitely worth a visit or two.
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).
On our last trip to new York, we focused more on the littler and cozier restaurants of the big city. Our two favorites were Alice’s Tea Cup and Serendipity.
At Alice’s tea cup, we had eggs Benedict and French toast. They were magical- straight out of Lewis Carroll’s book! We felt like we were eating from the Mad Hatter’s breakfast spread.
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At Serendipity, we had hot chocolate and fruit skewers with chocolate dipping sauce ( not shown) .
It was a great trip with great food. We highly suggest these two places!