February 19, 2013

A Delicious Brunch at Green Eggs Cafe

Green Eggs Cafe recently won the 22nd & Philly Scarpetta Award for the best brunch we had during 2012. I have to say the 13th Street location is also one of my favorite places to take pictures because the large front windows let in so much natural light. Green Eggs has two other locations in South Philly and Northern Liberties.

I managed to get back there already in 2013 and add to our small collection of mouthwatering brunch photos. Here is a quick run-down of some awesome dishes at Green Eggs, though I can't imagine you'd go wrong with anything on the menu.

Peanut Butter Crunchy French Toast  – $11. Brioche slices stuffed with whipped crunchy peanut butter cream cheese, topped with chantilly cream, fresh berry compote and blackberry coulis. I mean, COME ON. Just LOOK at it. It was delicious, but super sweet. Unless you can handle a mega-sugary meal, order savory dishes and then get one of these to share among the table.

Pork Belly Benedict – $11. Maple roasted pork belly and two poached country eggs on toasted brioche with rosemary-maple cream and pickled red onion. We did not try this but our friend did, and his plate was clean at the end so it must have been good.

The “Kitchen Sink”  – $11. Three eggs scrambled with cheese, potatoes, peppers and onions, topped with a homemade jumbo biscuit and country style pork sausage gravy in a cast-iron skillet. Quite delicious though very heavy. Be ready to stuff your face and probably not eat for the rest of the day.

Chicken & Waffles Benedict – $11. Southern fried chicken breast and poached country eggs on buttermilk waffles with sage maple and Louisana Hot Sauce Hollandaise. I've had this twice now. Once you break the yolk the flavors and textures mix together so well. The hot sauce blends right in, so don't worry if you aren't into hot (like me), you won't notice it. Best part is that this dish isn't overly filling.

Special French Toast - $12. Green Eggs offers a number of specials each day. This was the french toast du jour with cinnamon, nuts and berries galore. It was a good choice for the friend who wanted french toast but nothing too sweet.

Shrimp & Grits Benedict  – $12. Gulf shrimp, stone ground grits with aged cheddar and toast points topped with two poached eggs and Vermont cheddar sauce. Can't go wrong with shrimp n' grits.

Breakfast Burrito  – $12. HabaƱero tortilla with eggs, corn, house made pork chorizo, potatoes, pepper, onions and tex mex cheese, topped with Pico de Gallo, sour cream, avocado, whole black beans and fire roasted red pepper black bean sauce. Classic. Huge. I know a girl who ate the whole thing so you can too.

A few final things to know about dining at Green Eggs Cafe: be prepared to wait on the weekends and make sure your entire party arrives on time, otherwise you can't sit. Call ahead for a larger party, otherwise no weekend reservations. It is cash only and kid friendly. The whole place is also very eco-friendly and herbs are grown in a rooftop garden. There you have it. Bon appetit!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Order the burrito for Dad and the French toast for Mom, please!