Brunch is Served
by Josephine Cusumano, Theodora Malison and Julie Shannon

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia’s Aqimero, a Richard Sandoval restaurant, is pouring out the
bubbles and then some with their “Endless Brunch & Bubbles” menu. It offers endless Champagne cocktails, a full raw bar and seafood presentation, along with a selection of brunch dishes including Lobster Avocado Toast, Huevos Rancheros and Crab & Shrimp Enchiladas, for a brunch worth making a reservation for.

Bella Vista, EXTON
Reservations are recommended at this establishment, which features fresh ingredients and a mix of lunch and breakfast options like poached eggs in creamy polenta or a spinach and burrata omelet. If you’re looking for a spicy kick, go for Eggs In Purgatory—eggs with spicy tomato, pulled short rib and Parmesan cheese. Don’t forget to try their addictive cinnamon sugar doughnut bites.

If you’ve ever witnessed a steady line of patrons wrapped around the corner of Locust Street, chances are it’s for Green Eggs Café. The café remains Philadelphia’s premier brunch staple with three area locations, and it’s well worth the wait.
Although you won’t be dining on green eggs, the Red Velvet Pancakes or the Crème Brulee French Toast won’t disappoint.

House, MEDIA
This quaint BYOB serves fresh, comfort foods, and brunch is served seven days a week. It’s a perfect excuse to try all of the delicious options, including Brisk & Eggs with melt-in-your-mouth brisket and poached eggs, and one of their seasonal items, Crab Benedict—poached eggs topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, guacamole, tomatoes and Hollandaise sauce.

Lambertville Station Restaurant
There’s nothing like brunch with a view and the Lambertville Station Restaurant serves up both effortlessly. With menu offerings using the freshest ingredients from nearby farms and herbs from its garden, freshness runs the gamut. Our stomachs crave the French Lobster Roll, with chunk lobster meat mixed with celery, onion and mayonnaise, served in a freshly-baked croissant pocket.

Market Street Grill,WEST CHESTER
It doesn’t get more authentic than West Chester’s Market Street Grill. With a breakfast-only menu spanning omelets, Belgian waffles to cream chipped beef, it’s their “Bennys” worth savoring. Whether you want flank steak, scrapple, bacon or braised short rib to accompany your poached eggs, go for The Mainline, which comes with avocado served on cornbread, and of course, topped with Hollandaise.

Paramour at the Wayne Hotel,WAYNE
Weekend mornings are for relaxing, but at the Wayne Hotel, it’s about savoring an American brunch cuisine fit for hungry stomachs. Paramour’s rotating menu offers staples from chicken and waffles, buttermilk pancakes to french toast with a croquemadame twist. For those who can’t wait to dig in, the Chef’s Complimentary Appetizer Bar is also available to enjoy when awaiting entrées.

Plumsteadville Inn, PIPERSVILLE
Although this landmark is most famous for their “Burgers and Beer, Lobster and Cheer,” their plentiful brunch buffet is hard to overlook. With a buffet-style assortment—including Eggs Benedict, fish, poultry and more—there’s truly something for every appetite. That should come as no surprise, as the “Plum” has been an establishment bringing patrons together since its rebirth in 2012.

Ryan Christopher’s BYOB, NARBERTH
With an extensive menu of savory and sweet items, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s palate. If you’re a fan of both, the Bacon Waffle Sandwich is a must. It’s bacon-filled Belgian waffles with fried eggs and cheese are paired with a helping of Lousiana-style maple syrup hot sauce that has just the right amount of sweetness with a spicy kick.

Terrain Garden Café, GLEN MILLS
Whether you enjoy blossoming botanicals or indulging in bountiful brunches, Terrain Garden Café marries both. Celebrating the ever-changing cycles of the seasons, its foliage and brunch menu reflect just that— including the seasonal Strawberry Rhubarb French Toast topped with Chantilly cream drizzle. It’s likely you’ll leave with a full belly and a full bouquet. 

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Life Magazine, June, 2017.