The random findings & babblings of a twenty-something living in Philadelphia. I graduated college in 2009 and I'm still getting used to this thing we call the "real world."My favorite things include Philadelphia (the city, the sports, the food), traveling, ice cream, giraffes, taking pictures & finding recipes online that I'll probably never actually get around to making. It's an interesting mix, but so am I.
Date: Sunday January 23, 2011
Location: 5 South 3rd Street (Old City, Philadelphia)
Sunday marked our 2nd Tour de Brunch of 2011. Off to a pretty good start I’d say!
We got a table right away - which was awesome - and ordered the Nova Salmon with toasted bagel chips, capered cream cheese, tomato & red onion. It was hard to eat on the bagel chips, but everything was really fresh and tasted delicious.
All of the ingredients are local & organic - sound like White Dog Cafe? (hint: same guy)
Everything came out fairly quickly, and they kept our coffee coming (huge plus in my book, especially on a sunday morning).
The ketchup & jam came out in a really unique way. I’m a sucker for fun/cute things like this.
The jam was strawberry, and was very good. It had chunks of fresh strawberries in it. Usually I’m not a fan of chunks of food in my jams (or water ice & jello for that matter), but it was just the right amount.
For our actual meal 2 of my friends got the egg white omelette with goat cheese & herbs with a side of fruit. I ordered the buttermilk pancakes with pure maple syrup.
I thought my pancakes were okay - I wouldn’t recommend them though. They were light & fluffy, but I wasn’t the biggest fan. My friends enjoyed their omelettes, but one of them thought her’s was a little too oily (maybe from the pan or the cheese).
Overall, it was good. I would definitely go back and try something different. Their salads sound really good, so I think my next trip would be for lunch or dinner.