Sunday, February 26, 2012

Where to Eat in Philadelphia - Sabrina's Cafe

One of our most favorite places to go when we visit Philadelphia is Sabrina's Cafe. My mouth starts watering just typing the name out. We first heard about Sabrina's Cafe from our pastor in Tennessee. He was going up to Philly a lot for some college courses and somehow he and his wife stumbled across this gem. They told us, "It's the best meal you'll ever eat." That's a lot to live up to! So, on one of our trips to Philly we searched out Sabrina's Cafe in the Italian Market of Philadelphia.

And we sat down to the best meal we will ever eat.

Sabrina's is small, and off the beaten path, and I have to admit that of the two locations I've been to, the one in the Italian Market is my favorite. Their breakfasts are amazing and fattening and oh so delicious. You can get a pancake that's bigger than your head, covered in whatever toppings you can dream up.

They make a perfect poached egg with Hollandaise sauce that just melts in your mouth... 

The carmelized challah French toast is stuffed with cream cheese and topped with bananas and vanilla bean syrup... It's like having dessert for breakfast. 

You can create your own humongous omelet and stuff it with any number of delicious fillings and toppings. The portions are HUGE and you WILL leave stuffed, so come hungry!! 

For lunch they have a wide range of sandwiches and other dishes... and we've been there for lunch once and I was a little disappointed. Once you've tasted their dinners, the lunch menu doesn't quite cut it. ;)

So let's talk dinner... OH the dinner. 

I have to recommend starting out with the hummus. Sometimes they have red pepper hummus, sometimes they have white bean hummus. Both are delicious, but the red pepper is better. The entrees at Sabrina's are home cooking just like your grandma used to make... only better. They have a stuffed meatloaf that is one of Frank's favorites, while I usually go for the salmon or pork chops, both of which melt in your mouth and are bursting with flavor. Again, the portions are a great size, so expect to leave FULL! Whatever your taste... chicken, pork, seafood or pasta, I promise you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

If you go to Sabrina's in the Italian Market, be sure to walk across the street to Anthony's Italian Coffee and Chocolate House where you can pick up your favorite blend of Italian coffee to bring home or enjoy a mocha while you're there. There's lots of other yummy treats to explore too... but after Sabrina's, you'll probably be too full to think about it. :) 

Sabrina's Cafe is located in the Italian Market at 910 Christian Street or by the Art Museum at 1804 Callowhill Street and they have a new location at 34th and Powelton. If you're ever in Philly, don't pass up Sabrina's. Make reservations so you don't have to wait. It really will be the best meal you'll ever eat. 

9 comments :

kristi said...

Oh yummy!

Anne B. said...

Going to Philly area in a few weeks! Thanks for the tip!!! (((HUGS)))!!

Maria Baczkowski said...

I so enjoyed reading about your delicious meal in Philadelphia !! I was born and raised here (will be 60 years in December) and never appreciated how fortunate I am !!! I live in NE Philly and don't consider trying those unique restaurants available so close to home :)

Lynn said...

Thanks for making my mouth water! I'm actually going out for breakfast at 3AM! Sounds like fun, huh? My reward for taking Katrina and Jared to the airport...so they can go to CA. I never get to go to CA...but I get breakfast!
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Lynn said...

You had to leave the food up another day?! Hope everything's okay there!
Continuing to pray!
Psalms 91:14-15 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Jenna said...

Looks soooo yummy!! Btw, where I live we have a name for the poached eggs with hollandaise sauce. We call them eggs benedict! (and it's one of my favorite breakfast dishes!!) Thanks so much for sharing the good eats in Philly!

Joy said...

I passed by here the other day and thought of you. Still need to try it out. I finally got Jamie to Max Brenners, I guess Sabrinas will be next.

Jen T. said...

Yeah...can't wait for you to come (and for Sabrina's)!

Ben and I are going to the Flower Show on Monday...maybe we'll stop at Sabrina's for breakfast first. Nom nom.

JB said...

My 95 year old grandmother lives around the corner from the Art Museum location and raves about it. I went to visit yesterday and we tried to go for dinner but they were closed. I never realized that her Sabrina's is your Sabrina's. Such a small world!