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.