Philly Restaurant - Hawthornes Cafe

Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Hawthornes Cafe (738 11th Street) describes themselves as a beer boutique and gourmet eatery.  So far, I've only been twice for brunch. Although, I did order a Duvel Belgian Ale my last visit, and found it to be far too bitter for a morning libation.

The restaurant is owned by Chris Fetfatzes, whose family runs Bella Vista Beer Distributors (755 S. 11th St.) So the ample selection of beers and ability to fill up your growlers seems to be a large selling point, but the waiting list for brunch attests to an appealing menu and good food.

Rating System:
* Excellent - 4 Tines / * Great - 3 Tines / * Good - 2 Tines / * Fair - 1 Tine / * Poor - Tarnished

Red Velvet Pancakes Special - 1 Tine: Unfortunately they were rather dry. But they make a pretty picture

SOS (Cream Chipped Beef) rich, creamy, plentiful w/ thick bread not too toasted - 4 Tines

I would go back again and again just for these rosemary home fried potatoes - 4 Tines

What's pleasing about Hawthornes: The cozy fireplace waiting area, the part cafe/part coffee shop/part beer store atmosphere.
Also the large, very clean, unisex bathrooms

What's not so pleasing about Hawthornes: The waiting list for Brunch. It's a fairly decent size restaurant, but on a Sunday don't come starving and don't try to call ahead, just take a seat or take a walk until a table comes ready.


Style Maniac April 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM  

I have been wondering about this place. The fireplace sounds lovely for the winter -- and our unexpectedly chilly Spring (at least today). April 4, 2012 at 10:36 PM  

Let me know if you check out Hawthornes for Lunch or Dinner.

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