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January 20, 2016

Five of Philly's most celebrated BYOB brunch spots

Bring along the Champagne and vodka and leave the cooking to the chefs

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Sabrina's Cafe Sabrina's Cafe/Facebook

Sabrina's Cafe has multiple locations throughout the Philadelphia area, plus one in Collingswood, N.J.

Brunch is arguably the most celebrated restaurant meal of the week, especially on Sundays and especially when you're hungover. 

For folks who enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their bacon and eggs benny – or as some like to call it, the hair of the dog – mimosas and bloody marys on the menu are a must. Even when you have to bring your own alcohol.

Below we've gathered five of Philadelphia's best BYO-alcohol brunch spots, because sometimes you just need to be waited on.

Honey's Sit N' Eat

Locations in Northern Liberties and Southwest Center City

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Honey's Sit N' Eat uses free-range chickens in Lancaster County and locally sourced country bacon and vegetables whenever possible.

Honey's Sit N' Eat offers breakfast and lunch daily, including regularly featured menu items like the Honey Cristo - challah French toast stuffed with Lancaster County double-smoked ham and Swiss cheese, topped with two runny eggs – as well as seasonal specials.

The restaurant focuses on using fresh and locally grown and raised ingredients when possible, which also means fresh-squeezed orange juice and grapefruit juices that blend perfectly with Champagne or your alcohol of choice.

Sabrina's Cafe 

Locations throughout Philadelphia, as well as Wynnewood and Collingswood, N.J.

Sabrina's Cafe/Facebook

Sabrina's Cafe has multiple locations throughout Philadelphia, as well as spots in Wynnewood and Collingswood, N.J.

Sabrina's success can be counted by the number of locations the owners have birthed throughout the city, as well as a new location in Collingswood, N.J.

The restaurant's menus feature an array of dishes that are as delicious as they are unique, like the "Barking Chihuahua," a flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, black beans, red peppers and pepper jack cheese, all topped with sour cream and marinara sauce.

Spread Bagelry

Center City

There are few things that compare to a bigger-than-your-mouth loaded bagel sandwich, besides of course, a bigger-than-your-mouth loaded bagel and a bloody mary.

Spread Bagelry starts each order with a Montreal-style, wood-oven-baked bagel, which devotees say are better than New York bagels. 

For those who prefer their bagel with the works, Spread Bagelry's menu offers an assortment of topping options, from eggs and egg whites to cherry-wood smoked bacon, farmhouse cheddar and wild truffled mushrooms.

The Farmacy

Spruce Hill

The Farmacy has just the prescription to cure any hangover or empty stomach. 

The restaurant prides itself on local, whole ingredients and eccentric menu items, including s'mores French toast, chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits.

Isabel BYOB 


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Isabel BYOB's Velvet Elvis is made with French toast, peanut butter, bananas and bacon.

Isabel BYOB is Fairmount’s Mexi-Cali eatery with a brunch menu that sticks to its vibe by adding a cultural flare to its menu items.

The brunch menu features chilaquiles, breakfast guacamole and breakfast nachos.