Top 5 spots for globally inspired breakfast and brunch in Philadelphia

Looking to satisfy your appetite for breakfast and brunch fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top breakfast and brunch restaurants around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of eateries featuring morning offerings with a global twist.

1. Cafe La Maude

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Topping the list is Cafe La Maude. Located at 816 N. Fourth St. in Northern Liberties, the Parisian French and Lebanese cafe is the highest-rated breakfast and brunch restaurant in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 975 reviews on Yelp.

Look for waffles topped with whipped vanilla pudding, mangoes, strawberries and an assortment of other fruits. Or try the open-faced Mediterranean burrito or the pain perdu — brioche stuffed with mascarpone cheese or Nutella and crème brûlée bananas and topped with berries and passion fruit sauce. 

2. El Vez

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Next up is Washington Square's El Vez, situated at 121 S. 13th St. With four stars out of 2,492 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite. According to its website, visitors can look for "Latin decor, featuring high-backed velvet Hollywood booths and an eye-popping low-rider bike elevated above the dining room."

Check out the brunch menu's huevos rancheros and churro waffles. Specialties include the goat cheese omelet with chorizo, the scrambled eggs rancheros and the de la Hoya guacamole.

3. IndeBlue

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Washington Square West's IndeBlue, located at 205 13th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Indian breakfast and brunch spot 4.5 stars out of 699 reviews. The restaurant offers fresh meats, local produce and house-made cheese and naan, as well as a plethora of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly menu items. 

Build your own omelet with options that include mozzarella, housemade paneer, cheddar, mushrooms, spicy chiles and more. Omelets are served with desi home fries and buttered naan. 

4. Dutch Eating Place

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Dutch Eating Place, a breakfast and brunch spot that offers sandwiches, smoothies and more in Center City, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 600 Yelp reviews.

The breakfast menu includes the classic egg platters, omelets, French toasts and pancakes. Side orders include home fries, grits, oatmeal, bacon and scrapple. Head over to 1136 Arch St. to see for yourself.

5. Amada

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Over in Old City, check out Amada, which has earned four stars out of 1,819 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Spanish spot at 217 Chestnut St. According to its website, "Amada’s capacious dining room features a six-seat chef’s counter overlooking the open kitchen, a comfortable second dining room and lounge area, an intimate private event space and a spacious bar area reminiscent of a typical Spanish bodega, complete with hanging jamòns."

Specialties include the revuelto: soft scrambled eggs, shrimp, wild mushrooms and black truffle toast. (Find the full menu here.)