Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat
2101 South St., Fitler Square
With a menu that’s comprised almost entirely of Brunch classics, this traditional diner-style restaurant is a huge hit with both kiddos and their parents (BYOB!). There’s biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, several scrambles, and something called the “Honey Cristo”—essentially, it’s an order of French toast stuffed with cheese and ham. The non-breakfast selection spans all the classic sandwiches, burgers, and salads—plus, a fish taco situation that’s surprisingly solid. Fair warning: cash only.
2218 Walnut St., Fitler Square
We love a great egg sandwich, especially served on a homemade English muffin, so when heard Res Ipsa was cooking up one of the best in Philly, we were dying to try it–and were impressed once we did. The brunch menu at this newly opened space in booming Fishtown is incredible, from cinnamon rolls with rosemary to mushroom spinach hash–but the menu’s stellar notes don’t stop there. Lunch includes a simple, satisfying fried green tomato sandwich; and dinner, a whole roasted chicken with traditional Italian sweet and sour sauce that we would likely order several times a week if we lived in the neighborhood.