This is our new breakfast place. Do you have one of those? It’s that place you go every weekend to get breakfast or brunch. Mr. Foodie and I had lamented the fact that since moving to Philadelphia (3 years ago!), we had not found a reliable and reasonably priced breakfast place for the weekend. Then, a few weeks ago, before our trip to Chicago, we stumbled across Greg’s Kitchen on Yelp. It boasted a slew of good reviews and 4.5 stars, so why not try it out?
The first time we went, we were able to walk right in and get seated. I had a breakfast sandwich that consisted of croissant with egg and cheese. Mr. Foodie had a vegetable omelette. We both enjoyed the food very much. Simple. Straightforward. And it only cost $15 that first trip. Our second trip was last weekend and again, we both enjoyed our food amidst friendly service. We went a little later so I had a tuna salad sandwich on a croissant and French fries. Did I ever mention how much I love croissants? Everything should be made with croissants. They are so delicious! Anyways, Mr. Foodie had a layered egg breakfast in a bowl, which is quite similar to how I construct our breakfasts now and then when I’m in a hurry.
Now, don’t misinterpret what I’m saying. This place is not going to blow you away with a crazy French toast concoction from your dreams. There is nothing life changing or mind blowing about the food. But, they will serve you freshly made, straight-forward food at a reasonable price with good service. That’s what I want in my regular breakfast place. It’s just perfect.
On our last visit, we did notice a significant increase in the number of patrons. Much to our horror, it seems to have been discovered while we were out of town for 3 weeks. We waited 20 minutes but while we were waiting the time increased to 45 minutes. This place is tiny and seats maybe 20 people. That is part of why I like it. It feels like a neighborhood place.
Out of curiosity, I checked back on Yelp to see if the reviews were any different and amongst all the glowing reviews, there have been some not so glowing ones in which the patrons complain about the wait for either seating or for their food and slow service. That is disappointing. However, we have only had good experiences and will be going back next weekend. I hope they can learn to handle their new found fame or we will be back on the hunt for the breakfast place.
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