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The 15 Best Breakfast Places Near Old City, Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

If we know we are visiting these breakfast spots in Old City we leap out of bed for some of the best eggs in town! We referred to top food blogs and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews to find the best breakfasts. Rise and shine and start your day with great sausages and gravy, smoothies, and omelets at these Old City diners.

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Knead Bagels

American, $, Old CityAmerican, $Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2014

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    Eater, 2014

United By Blue

$$, Old City$$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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Oui

Desserts, $$, Old CityDesserts, $$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Menagerie Coffee at The Bourse

Tea & Coffee, $, Old CityTea & Coffee, $Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cafe Square One

Tea & Coffee, $, Old CityTea & Coffee, $Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Torch-Wood Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, Old CityTea & Coffee, $Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Grubhouse

American, $$, Old CityAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Eggcellent Cafe

American, $$, Old CityAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

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Cafe La Maude

Tea & Coffee, $$, Northern LibertiesTea & Coffee, $$Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2017

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    Eater, 2017

Winkel

$$, Washington Square$$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Talia's Grille

Bagel shop, $, Northern LibertiesBagel shop, $Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Jonesing for bagels? Check out Philadelphia's top 5 spots

    Hoodline, 2019

The Bagel Place

Bagel shop, $, Queen VillageBagel shop, $Philadelphia, Queen Village
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Middle Child

American, $$, Washington SquareAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

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    Eater, 2017
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Chapterhouse Café & Gallery

Tea & Coffee, $, Bella VistaTea & Coffee, $Philadelphia, Bella Vista
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2020

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    Trip 101, 2020
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Yellow Bicycle Canteen

$, Washington Square$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 16402 Philadelphia restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 770 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Hoodline. For example, we considered Eater - Where to Eat Breakfast in Philadelphia, Hoodline - Here are Philadelphia's top 4 breakfast and brunch spots and Eater - The 11 Hottest Brunches in Philly Right Now as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for berry pancake

    Knowing what to pair with berry pancake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the fresh berry pancake.

  • Port with your pancake with chocolate sauce

    having pancake with chocolate sauce and not sure red wine to drink with it? Go for Port. Its strongflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • The ideal pairing for apple and cinnamon filled crepe

    Experts recommend pairing a apple and cinnamon filled crepe with a glass of Tokaji, a popular dessert wine.

Factoids

  • The best day for pancake

    If you’re ever in The United Statesduring September, be ready to celebrate National Pancake Day. The people of The United States usually celebrate it on the 26 of September.

  • The world-record holder

    Patrick Bertolettiate the most waffle in the world by finishing no fewer than 29. Who’s up for breaking this record?

  • History lesson

    Oh, where does breakfast sandwich come from you ask? Well from The United States of course! The dish first made an appearance in the 1970s.

Parking in the area

Parking can be tough around Old City Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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