Friday, January 26, 2007

I've eaten all over Northern Liberties. It's a neighborhood with a lot of buzz talk about food, and I'd heard about Honey's Sit n' Eat for a decent amount of time. You can read the comments from the No. Libs community bulletin board via this link. So, the first time I went to Honey's was this fall, and I had the most amazing breakfast quesadilla I've ever had. Ever.
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The tortilla was twice as thick as a regular one, was crispy from the grill but not burnt, and contained soft scrambled eggs, ham and cheese, topped with avacado cream. I just went again this morning, and had to order it again, it was just that good. That and I forgot to take a photo when I ordered it originally, and I needed one for this post. They put fresh pico de gallo on the side along with spicy refried beans. The beans are made with both black and pinto beans, as well as corn and spices.
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My dining buddy had the breakfast burrito, stuffed with scrambled eggs, some of the same spicy refried beans and cheese. It was huge!
honey's pear and raw milk cheddar omelet
On a different visit, I had an omelet special. Raw milk white cheddar cheese, ham, and anjou pear, with rye toast and a potato latke on the side. The latkes are excellent, not the traditional round pancake but a nice fried triangle of potato goodness.
spinach, scallion and cheddar omelet with biscuit and latke
My friend Healey also had an omelet, but built her own with spinach, scallions and cheese. She also opted for the warm biscuit and enjoyed it quite a bit.

Honey's can get very busy. Often, there is a line around the corner for weekend brunch. I don't completely understand this phenomenon. I mean Honey's is good, but I wouldn't say it's any better than North 3rd or A Full Plate for brunch. And compared to some of the other great places in No. Libs to eat, the service at Honey's can be lacking. While there seemed to be about 5 or 6 people working, it took us about 15 minutes to get coffee this morning, while tables that were seated after us had already ordered and were on a 2nd cup.

Honey's Sit 'n Eat
800 N 4th St,
Philadelphia 19123
(4th and Brown)

Tue-Sun 8am - 4pm

* Check out the menu here.

But now also open for dinner!
Honey's Sit 'n Eat in Philadelphia


  1. sher said...
    Yum!! That looks splendid!! Big breakfasts are my favorite thing to eat. I'll have an order of those quesidillas, please!
    Pamela said...
    That looks absolutely amazing!!!!
    Anonymous said...
    Wow, that looks like an amazing breakfast!

    Ari (Baking and Books)
    taylor said...
    Hi E,

    Thanks for stopping by my site. I'm glad you did, because I didn't know that you were out there. I'm always interested in reviews and experiences at places in and around Philly.

    As for the mayonnaise, it's just that good. It's rich, and tastes like homemade mayo. If you like mayo, look for it. I've been able to find it at one store in my area.
    Marisa said...
    I've been meaning to get up to Honey's for months now. I'm sorry to hear about the service, but the food looks terrific. Thanks for the reminder to get my butt over there.
    Anonymous said...
    My friebd and I usually do Full Plate for lunch every Monday, but this week we opted for Honey's, just to check out what all the talk was about....OMG, we were not disappointed! I had the blueberry granola pancakes w/scrapple(yum) and my friend had the peanut butter/banana french toast w/bacon, everything was hot,fresh and delicious...we are going back for Sunday brunch...
    Anonymous said...
    I love Honey's. The fruit-filled wheat pancakes are the best cakes I've ever had, and I've had quite a lot of pancakes over the years. And the orange juice. Oh my god. Like no OJ you've ever had. It's so freshly-squeezed, it still has seeds in it.
    Anonymous said...
    I go here all the time. People say that the food is nothing special but I LOVE IT!! And the atmosphere really makes it. I recommend it so much.

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