Brunch aficionados and aspiring food bloggers rejoice: on Jan. 24, Green Eggs Cafe opened its sixth location in Rittenhouse Square. Known for serving up some of the most over–the–top breakfast dishes that Philly has to offer, the new Green Eggs Cafe is the perfect spot for your next weekend get together.

The Rittenhouse location sports a sleek interior design, yet it still manages to maintain that welcoming atmosphere characteristic of any great brunch place. After I stopped by last week, I made sure to put making a trip back with my friends at the top of my agenda.

The new cafe features the same selection of sweet and savory dishes that have made Green Eggs’ older locations a staple of Philadelphia’s brunch scene. Visitors can opt for upscale breakfast fare like bagels and lox or dig into their classic Creole shrimp and grits. But of course, any visit to Green Eggs Cafe isn’t complete without sampling one of their famous—and Instagrammable—sugary specials. Their red velvet pancakes and cookie dough–stuffed french toast are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

I couldn’t resist going the savory route when I visited the Rittenhouse location, ordering their chicken and waffles benedict. A mouthwatering combination of my all–time favorite ingredients, this meal did not disappoint. Served with home fries on the side, I left Green Eggs satisfied with my decision—though I will be trying the salted caramel banana stuffed french toast next time around.

Photo: Hannah Lonser

In addition to serving a menu similar to other locations, the new branch is adhering to the same eco–conscious philosophy that has been integrated into every Green Eggs Cafe. Each restaurant has committed to buying produce locally, composting food and organic waste, prohibiting the use of styrofoam and plastic bottles, investing in biodegradable to–go boxes, and recycling aluminum, plastic, glass, and paper products.

A trip to Green Eggs Cafe should occupy a spot on every breakfast–lover’s bucket list. Luckily, the opening of the Rittenhouse location makes it all the more convenient for anyone here in University City to cross it off.

Location: 33 S 18th St.

Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Price: $$


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