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Best Main Line Brunch Locations

By August 24, 2018 June 25th, 2019 Around Town

If you’re like me and absolutely love brunch food, then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve visited many different cafes over the past several years, and I am going to highlight all the best Main Line brunch locations for you. When it comes to fresh, healthy, house-made food, there’s no shortage of great places to try: From classy, quirky date spots to homey, bed-and-breakfast family spots, there’s something for everyone when it comes to having brunch on the Main Line!

If you like this article, you should definitely take a look at my post on the best coffee shops on the Main Line, too!

Malvern Buttery

 

Located on the main strip of Malvern, this picturesque cafe is perfect for your next brunch date. The Malvern Buttery is not your typical cafe experience. Upon arrival you pick your food from the buffet, then head over to the coffee bar to order your drink. No worries about paying until you leave. The cafe features a day-to-day menu of sandwiches, salads, soups, flatbread pizzas, pastries, and a toast bar. The food tastes as good as it looks, which made it quite a difficult task to choose what to eat! Not only were the food and drinks amazing, but the atmosphere was so peaceful and welcoming (and cute!) I will definitely be going back to this Main Line brunch spot soon. 

main line brunch

Food Pictured

 

Top:

  • Peppered Turkey sandwich with pears and maple mayo
  • Chai tea latte
  • Chocolate croissant

Bottom:

  • Ham, Brie, Carrot on a baguette
  • Lemon curd and fresh raspberry tart
  • Caramel latte

BRYN and DANES

BRYN and DANES is a healthy fast food restaurant with several locations in southeastern PA. I decided to head over to the Malvern location, which is extremely clean inside, with a very trendy, calming atmosphere. They offer many healthy food options such as wraps, salads, bowls, quesadillas, smoothies, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and create your own options. Not only is the food delicious, but the service truly is very quick. In addition to dining in, there is also a drive-thru, for those who are looking for something easily accessible. And in case you need another reason to go, you should know that the owners make regular trips to bring their delicious food to hungry people in poor countries in Africa. Visit them in Malvern, or in Plymouth Meeting, Horsham, or Bryn Mawr.

Food Pictured

  • Flaxseed Wrap w/ Carrots, Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Onion, Grilled Chicken, Fat Free BBQ Sauce
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Pineapple & Raspberry Smoothie w/ added Protein

Food Pictured

  • Fire Quesadilla
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Black Mamba Smoothie

Gryphon Cafe

 

With three locations in Wayne, West Chester, and Kensington, this quaint coffee shop has a unique atmosphere with great food. The Gryphon Cafe has a particularly large drink menu with options like coffee, seasonal drinks, tea, and more. Although the food menu is on the smaller side, all of it is delicious. The cafe offers an array of sandwiches, pastries, breakfast foods, salads, and soups. In addition to the wonderful food, they also have beautiful artwork on display. If you’re looking for a Main Line brunch experience like Starbucks, but a little more unique, you should definitely check this place out.

main line brunch

Food Pictured

 

Top: 

  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Macchiato

Bottom:

  • Prosciutto and Camembert Sandwich
  • Blueberry Tart
  • Jasmine Lime Green Tea

Our Deli

 

Our Deli is a hidden gem, located in the heart of Paoli. This restaurant has a huge, very well-priced menu full of delicious items. They have everything: all day breakfast, a deli counter, hot and cold menu items, and tons more. This place is everything you’d want to expect from a good deli, and in addition to the wonderful food, the service is excellent. All of the staff was so friendly, and the food comes out very fast. People don’t often think of a deli when considering where to go for brunch (especially brunch on the Main Line), but in this case, you absolutely should.

main line brunch

Food Pictured

 

Top: 

  • Shortstack pancakes with chocolate chips and coconut
  • Oreo Milkshake

Bottom:

  • Strawberry Stuffed Waffle
  • Side of Homefries
  • Side of Bacon

Nudy’s Cafe

 

Nudy’s Cafe is a cute restaurant that sort of feels like a cross between a cafe and a diner. They have several locations, in Wayne, Ardmore, Paoli, Pheonixville, Malvern, West Chester, Exton, and Chadds Ford. All of these locations are on the Main Line, but the one I decided to visit was the Paoli location. They offer charming outside seating tables on a patio with bright yellow umbrellas perfect for spring summer, or those nice, crisp, early fall days. With over 5 menu pages, Nudy’s has absolutely every food option you could think of when it comes to breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Not only is the food hearty and delicious, but the service is also quick!

main line brunch

Food Pictured

 

Left: 

  • Granny Pita with chips and a pickle

Right:

  • Cinnamon Bun French Toast
  • Side of Homefries
  • Side of Bacon

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

 

Located in the Paoli shopping center, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is one of my go to places for a healthy drink and meal. It’s not technically a Main Line brunch-specific place, as it is a franchise with locations all over the country, but it’s a favorite of mine, so I simply had to include it. This cafe offers a bright colored, and fresh atmosphere. Their menu has a very extensive array of smoothie options, along with flatbreads, salads, sandwiches, wraps, bowls, and some breakfast options, too. The company offers an online order option through their website or app, so you can beat the line. This cafe is the perfect place to get a refreshing smoothie to go, or to sit and stay if you’re not in a hurry.

Food Pictured

 

  • California Chicken Club Flatbread
  • Acaí Berry Boost Smoothie

The Classic Diner

With two locations in Malvern and West Chester, the Classic Diner is a nice, quiet escape. The word classic definitely applies when describing this diner, from the fresh, white coffee mugs on the stainless steel tables, to the familiar diner fare on the menu. With unique modern decor, this diner has a very comfortable atmosphere, including the relaxing choice of music they play. Not only is the food delicious, but they also have a large variety of breakfast and lunch options. I definitely recommend you take a trip, I promise you will not be disappointed.

main line brunch

Food Pictured

 

Top: 

  • Strawberry and Nutella Stuffed French Toast
  • Home Fries

Bottom:

  • Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Roasted Red Pepper, Pesto, Tomato Sandwich
  • Fresh Cut Fries

Christopher’s: A Neighborhood Place

Christopher’s has two locations: one in Wayne, and one in Malvern. This restaurant offers the feel of a family-friendly bar hangout, and it is the perfect place to grab something to eat with a group. They have a wide array of hearty, American tavern-style foods that are all delicious, and very well priced. The service is great, and they even offer outdoor seating with occasional live entertainment. 

Food Pictured

Top:

  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Sweet Potato Fries

Bottom:

  • Margarita Pizza with Ricotta
  • Fresh Cut Fries

Elegance Cafe

Located in the Paoli Shopping Center, Elegance Cafe is a great spot for your next Main Line brunch (or lunch!) trip. This cafe has two locations, one in Paoli and one in Wayne. This restaurant has a very casual, comfortable feel inside. The cool thing about this place is that it’s never the same experience twice: they offer a different menu every day with sandwiches, salads, and assorted bakery items. They take pride in cooking each of their items in-house, from scratch, with love. They don’t cut corners, and it shows in every item on their menu.

main line brunch

Food Pictured

 

Left:

  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Chocolate Croissant

Right:

  • Spinach & Feta Salad
  • Cheese Croissant
  • Carrot Cupcake

Aneu

Located in both Paoli and Bryn Mawr, Aneu Kitchen + Juicery has a very rustic, classy atmosphere, with their unpolished wood tables, woven table runners, and fresh flower arrangements on every table. Their food is very healthy, especially their hand-pressed juice selection.They offer several different daily lunch specials, as well as breakfast options. I love their acai bowls: If you’ve never tried this trendy food item before, this is a great place to give it a shot. This quiet, comfortable setting is perfect for your next Main Line brunch date.

main line brunch

Food Pictured

 

Top:

  • Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Mayo
  • French Fries
  • Aloe vera Watermelon Shot

Bottom:

  • Buffalo Chicken Flatbread
  • Cinnamon Chip Scone
  • Summer Juice

Julie Anne’s Place

Julie Anne’s Place is located in the heart of Malvern. This restaurant is a sweet, quaint little eatery, with a homey bed and breakfast feel. With menu options from delicious breakfast, to hearty lunches, everything is made in-house. This restaurant also has a range of specials that vary day-to-day. I definitely recommend you taking a trip over to Julie Anne’s: it has always been one of my favorite places to eat brunch on the Main Line.

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Food Pictured

 

Top:

  • Buffalo Chicken Omelet
  • Side of Home fries
  • English Muffin

Bottom:

  • French Toast
  • Side of Bacon
  • Side of Home fries
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