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.