Sad news for Penn brunch enthusiasts: Rx The Farmacy, University City’s beloved breakfast hub tucked away on 45th and Spruce, has officially closed after five years. The restaurant’s last weekend in business occurred in mid–January. Co–owners and couple, Ross Scofield and Danielle Coulter, are shifting their focus to their recently opened Palmyra, New Jersey location, which offers brunch, lunch, and dinner.
West Philly’s Rx The Farmacy was a popular destination among foodies on campus, often with long wait times and a line out the door. Its sophisticated menu offered classic brunch fare prepared fresh from local farms. Newly rebranded as simply “The Farmacy”, its website toutes its commitment to sourcing from sustainable, organic farms and emphasizes its support for small businesses.
When contacted for a quote on the closing, the restaurant responded with no comment. However, Philadelphia Magazine reports that in addition to the shift in focus to their New Jersey location, the five year lease on the 45th and Spruce location was about to expire and extensive repair work would have been necessary to keep the place up and running.
It is yet to be determined what will move into now–vacant 4443 Spruce Street building. Previous proprietors include an actual pharmacy and former restaurants Rx and Rimedio. Here’s hoping that the new occupant serves a mean eggs Benedict!