Two brunch reviews in a row, whaaat? Idk, why not right? We all love brunch so lets celebrate it two weeks in a row. (Catch up on last week’s review here). This brunch was to celebrate my lovely bestie-fellow-birthday-diva, JD. We headed to Harp & Crown on a recommendation from my friend Aminah (aka the queen of all good food in Philly). I’ve only been to Harp & Crown for drinks so I was excited to actually try the food there. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Make a reservation, ASAP.
For Review: Harp & Crown (Seriously love when people use ‘&’!!)
Location: 1525 Sansom Street
Bougie buffet (yea, I know. Incredible). I didn’t know that brunch would be buffet style, but oh man, it rocked. You pay $28 for all you can eat at their super fancy~ buffet. It had everything from chicken & waffles, an omelette station, mini pastries, make-your-own-doughnut station (!!!), fresh fruit, meat & cheese board, bagels with all the works, etc. etc. It was awesome. We all ate way too much. Check out the full menu here.
Drinking mimosas = my peak happiness. So none of us ended up drinking at brunch (we had ourselves a NIGHT so taking it easy), but they run a brunch-cocktail deal: $15 for four drinks (mimosas, Bellini’s or bloody Mary’s) which is a steal. I honestly think I’m happiest when I’m drinking mimosas.
Do it for the Insta. Harp & Crown is probably one of the most Instagram-able places I know in Philly (aka a blogger’s dream). Of course we snapped a tooooon of pics while we were there. At one point, the manager legit walked up to ask me “what picture I was trying to capture” (it was the doughnut pegboard, obviously), so I’m thinking they’re used to people Instagramming the crap out of their restaurant.
The *: Because it’s buffet style, you have to do a little coordinating with your group so you’re all back and eating at the same time. Our strategy was to get as much food on our first go-around so we could sit & enjoy our meal together. It’s also definitely a slower paced brunch, so carve out 1.5-2 hours for it.
Harp & Crown, you’re my new fave. &.