Being in Philadelphia for a week, searching for a delicious brunch spot was a must for my co-worker and I. With so much great food in this small city, brunch is a key priority. Since we stayed in the City Center, we saw that Cafe Lift was just North of the Convention Center where our conference took place.
Avoid walking down 13th street since it is located in a fairly isolated and industrial spot of the city. Once inside, the ambiance is cozy mixed with whimsy – coloful chalkboard specials, bright red plastic chairs, and jester-striped chandeliers. Hipster waiters and waitresses add to the casual and fun vibe. Plus the brunch is delicious.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes: lemon ricotta baked fluffy pancakes, served with strawberries on top paired with a side of thick fresh whipped cream and honey as syrup. It was like a sweet summer picnic on my plate.
Ham & Jalapeno Frittata: specially ordered with egg whites didn’t deter this flavorful, spicy, and ultra cheesy dish. Smoked ham, mushrooms, and cheddar are mixed with pico de gallo in this fluffy egg special.
With endless refills of strong Columbian dripped coffee to complement our meal, friendly service, and quick orders, this is hole-in-the-wall brunch food at its finest.