Just so we’re all on the same page before we start: brunch is great. Waking up late on the weekends is a joyous thing, and we’re lucky that our city has so many great places to feed us as soon as our eyes open. I, like many other Philadelphians, are on a constant search for Philly’s newest gems in the brunch department. So, despite not wanting to give away my latest discovery, I must share adorableness that is: Little Spoon Cafe (1500 South Street).
Just over six months old, this baby (both in age and size) cafe is the perfect addition to South Street West. It’s owned and operated by an all-lady staff (love it!) and offers breakfast, lunch, and, obviously, a great brunch, both dine-in and take-out. I stopped by last weekend with my mom and sister for one of our frequent “girls weekends.” There was about a 15 minute wait when we arrived at 10:30am, but it was so beautiful out, we loved sitting outside and waiting. There are tables lining the exterior for take-out, and please view how adorable the pretty flower boxes and shutters are!
The decor inside is great too, from this vintage ice box coffee counter to the unique walls. We also really loved that each coffee mug was a different flea market find (mine was a real gem). There also looked to be a back patio for more outdoor seating – very crucial! While we’re talking about coffee shops, my friend told me about the Just Love Coffee Cafe and I can’t wait to check it out and see how their coffee compares; I’ve heard good things so I’m looking forward to it!
After browsing the specials board, we made our decisions. My sister got the belgian waffle, and my mom got the grilled cheese special (yes, please), which had arugula pesto, Gorgonzola & honey. I decided on the Monte Cristo (at recommendation of our waitress), which had honey ham, smoked gouda, a fried egg, and jalapeno mayo. Thank goodness for the side salad. It was so yummy. I think I’ll be back ASAP for the lemon ricotta pancakes and carrot cake waffle. I just can’t deal.
My experience at the Spoon was obviously quite positive, and I’m happy to have it in the hood. I’m excited to hear if you’ve been yet! What did you think, and more importantly, what did you order? xx