Here at Fitt, we know that breakfast is eggsential, but finding the time to fit in a healthy meal can make your morning routine difficult. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the best healthy breakfast restaurants in Philly — from tofu scrambles to fresh fruit smoothies and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. So, you can dump the cereal and hit that snooze button once (or twice) without having to worry.
P.S. & Co.
When breakfast can be purchased between 8am and 4pm, you know you’ve hit the jackpot. P.S. & Co.’s 100% gluten-free and vegan menu can satisfy even the hangriest morning grumbles. Organic breakfast breads, avocado toast, chia pudding, and more are all waiting for you in this Rittenhouse favorite. Take it to go, sit indoors, or check out their secret backyard garden.
When you’re in the mood for a light and on-the-go—but still filling—breakfast, just swing by Ánimo Juice for the morning boost you need (no, seriously — Ánimo even means “energy, spirit, and vitality” in Spanish). This Center City staple is serving up delicious juices and smoothies, acai bowls to die for, and mouth-watering breakfast burritos/bowls with organic, non-GMO 100% all natural ingredients. Enough said.
Sticking to healthy diets can be difficult in general — let alone when you’re half-awake in the AM hours. But Snap Kitchen makes it a breeze to find what’s right for you. With pre-packaged and appropriately labeled breakfast items like the Chicken Sausage Breakfast Tacos, Banana Pancakes, and Sweet Potato Benedict, you can run in to any of their multiple locations across Philadelphia and grab whatever suits you best.
Snag a seat or grab ’n’ go in this cozy café, offering seasonal farm-to-table options all morning long. The full coffee bar makes satisfying your morning coffee needs simple, and with a variety of homemade breakfast sandwiches and pastries, this Washington Square staple is your one-stop shop for everything.
Little Spoon Café
Tempeh bacon, blueberry lemon oatmeal, and smoked salmon sandwiches are just a few of the reasons you’ll want to walk through this South Street West café’s doors. Additional seasonal breakfast items and fresh daily specials will keep you coming back for more. Add strong coffee and an awesome ambiance for the win. But don’t be fooled — there’s nothing little about Little Spoon Café.
Front Street Cafe
At Front Street Cafe, you have the option to keep your morning simple with breakfast sandwiches and sides — or, change it up with succulent dishes like the vegan waffles bites, quinoa oat porridge, and vegetable hash. Add a coffee or fresh-squeezed juice, and we promise that you’ll be rolling out of bed early to start your day at this Fishtown favorite.
There’s no shortage of appealing and locally-sourced menu items to choose from at Luna Café, serving Market St. in Old City. Build your own omelet or breakfast sandwich (GF bread available), or opt for a variety of creations like the tofu scramble with caramelized onions, sautéed kale, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers. Add a smoothie or fresh-brewed coffee and pull up a seat (indoors or out). Got a meeting? Take it to go.
In addition to serving some of Philly’s finest coffee since 1990, Passero’s is whipping up quick and fresh breakfast pastries, granolas, and breads (we recommend you try the zucchini and carrot). With cozy and unique locations throughout the city, they’ll have even the busiest morning bees feeling full and on their way in no time.
Did someone say goat cheese, turkey, and fig spread crepe? Vineyards Cafe did, along with a long list of other savory crepes, bagels, and egg dishes like the vegetarian omelet — freshly made every single day. This Fairmount eatery is perfect for those mornings when you’re craving something sweet and within your calorie count.
High Street on Market
This Old City shop is serving up breakfast items every day starting at 8am, though, you can smell their delicious bakers at work long before they open their doors. Choose from classics like baked oatmeal, egg sandwiches like the breakfast reuben, or a variety of topped toast like the beet cured salmon.
With made-to-order smoothies (with superfood add-ins if you’re feeling crazy), bottled protein shakes and nut milk, and cold-pressed juices, Sip-N-Glo is heaven for those seeking nutrient-packed mornings. Find their locally-sourced products in Rittenhouse, Midtown, or South Philly.
Good Karma Café
With three convenient locations throughout Rittenhouse and Midtown, there’s nothing stopping you from checking out Good Karma’s eco-friendly cafés. With house-brewed coffees and breakfast sandwiches such as the Vegan Tofu Scramble, you just can’t go wrong. Plus, they exclusively use 100% organic and Fair Trade certified coffee, so you can feel good about what you’re putting down.