Chef Jonathan Amann’s culinary prowess is well known on the Main Line. The brunch menu is at once classic and full of surprises. Savory starters include lemon-artichoke soup with pine nuts and grated goat cheese, along with Thai beef-cheek soup with fragrant lemongrass and Szechuan peppercorns. Standard offerings like pancakes are upgraded with champagne sabayon and vanilla-infused maple syrup. Bring your favorite prosecco or saison.
105 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 237-8179, www.amanisbyob.com.
Sunday brunch at Catherine’s is an affair to remember. The warm, welcoming dining area features shades of goldenrod and terra-cotta red with subtle wood accents. Comfort food is the focus here, and generous portions are the norm. The homemade breads and thick-cut bacon are simply delicious, as are the bananas-Foster Belgian waffles. It’s no wonder Catherine’s has been wildly popular for over a decade.
1701 W. Doe Run Road, Unionville, (610) 347-2227, www.catherinesrestaurant.com.
House’s AM Burrito.
This ever-popular brunch spot offers relaxed dining in the heart of Media. Casual bistro digs are accented by rotating local art. BYOB mixers are seasonal and can be brought out by the pitcher. The AM Burrito is a powerhouse of flavors, featuring scrambled eggs, home fries, salsa, guacamole, cheddar, and a smothering of hollandaise and sriracha. You can even add bacon or sausage to it.
BYOB & Artisanal Market
The brunch menu at this charming Wayne eatery showcases inspiration from Paris and beyond. Enjoy house-made breakfast sausage or oysters on the half shell alongside dishes like French toast or hearty steak and eggs. Don’t miss the Loumange—Cornerstone’s interpretation of a Parisian walking sandwich—or the open-faced bagel with the acclaimed Nova lox from New York’s Russ & Daughters.
1 West Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-1888, www.cornerstonewayne.com.
Junto’s Duck Shortie.
The brunch at Junto is delightfully different. Enjoy offerings like the Potato Pattycake with turnip, carrot, crème fraîche and spring greens, or chicken-liver rye toast with schmaltz and house-made fruit preserves. The Duck Shortie is a must-try, with tender confit complemented by spicy arugula, ramp chimichurri, smoked Gouda and rosemary aioli. It’s the perfect brunch for funky, bottle-conditioned beers or a bottle of Lambrusco frizzante.
100 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, (484) 574-8041, www.juntobyob.com.
It’s hard not to feel at home when you visit the cozy and airy Silverspoon. Organic farm-fresh eggs from Highspire Hills Farm are featured in a trio of omelets—or fried to your liking. Truffle fries and caramelized breakfast bacon are must-have indulgent sides. Try the BLT with a fried egg for a superb breakfast sandwich, and don’t forget to bring the rosé.
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7646, www.silverspoonwayne.com.
Terrain’s cheese board.
You can bask in brunch every day amid lush planters and trendy décor at Terrain. Vegetarians and carnivores will be happy and full, as the menu includes plenty of well-rounded dishes for both. Try the top-notch coffee and tea, the house-cut fries and the artisanal cheese board, featuring a selection of cheeses from Doe Run Farms, house-made pickles, preserves, and crostini.
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 459-6030, www.shopterrain.com.
For even more brunch suggestions, check out our 16 Delicious Main Line Brunches list.
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