Sip & Savor: Our Top 5 Picks For Outdoor Brunch in Philadelphia

Now that the weather’s warming up, brunch season is back in full force. Philly boasts its fair share of culinary contributions — we’re talking about you, cheeesteak — but the city also offers some fantastic brunch destinations. If you’re in the mood for a blissful brunch in the sun, check out our picks for the best outdoor brunch in Philadelphia.


Cafe Lift

Located just north of Center City, in Callowhill, Cafe Lift is a popular pick among locals and offers outdoor seating for brunch in the sun. The decadent cannoli French toast is almost impossible to resist, and the fact that they serve brunch during the week is always a plus. The decor is industrial yet cozy, channeling the history of the refurbished-factory setting. It’s also BYOB, so don’t forget to bring a bottle of prosecco so that you can cheers to your Philly foodie tour.


Undoubtedly one of Philly’s premier brunch destinations, Parc is a little slice of Paris on Rittenhouse Square. The classic French-American menu features exquisite options alongside all the classics, while bistro tables line the sidewalk in chic European style. If seeing and being seen is just as important as your avocado toast or Eggs Benny, this is the spot for you.

Cafe La Maude

Another Parisian-inspired eatery, Cafe La Maude blends its French feels with exotic Lebanese flavors to create a brunch experience that stands out from the rest. It’s no surprise, either — this place specializes in the magical mid-morning meal and serves it all day, every day, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located in the Northern Liberties neighborhood, the cafe offers delightful outdoor seating when the weather is nice, but space is limited.

Sabrina’s Cafe

Sabrina’s Cafe is a Philadelphia brunch institution, and with five locations around the city, its popularity speaks for itself. Only four of them have outdoor seating, though, so you’ll have to skip the Logan’s Square outpost if it’s a breezy brunch you’re after. Be warned, though — this place always attracts a line. But trust us, the challah French toast is worth the wait.

The Love

Another Rittenhouse Square staple, The Love is a refined yet charming dining destination that serves upscale eats in the evening and a fantastic brunch during the day. The menu ranges from comfort food favorites, like shrimp and grits, to truffle-scented scrambled eggs. The inviting sidewalk seating makes this a great spot for people watching, too.


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