Living in Philly, you have many options for brunch. But one of the best is only 1.8 miles from Rittenhouse Claridge: Fitzwater Cafe. Renowned for its creme brulee French toast, Fitzwater Cafe gives other Philadelphia mainstays a run for their money when it comes to breakfast fare.
The South Philly Review gushes about the creme brulee French toast, breaking down the chef’s recipe which includes whipped cream, creme anglaise sauce, and a healthy serving of strawberries and blueberries. Other brunch dishes on Fitzwater Cafe’s list of favorites include Manuel’s breakfast tacos which are stuffed with eggs, ham, roasted peppers, mushrooms, avocado, and gooey cheddar cheese complemented by salsa verde. The Italian eggs are a unique and inventive brunch dish, though, so you may want to dig into a plate of the fried eggs with broccoli rabe, roasted peppers, and toast as well.