Green Eggs Cafe
1306 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, American, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
Pets Allowed: No
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04/21/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Husband and I made a trek across town to No. Libs to try Green Eggs Café, last Sunday because the reviews were fairly optimistic!
The restaurant décor was a no frills spot with minimal accessories, a huge chalkboard boasts the daily specials and a small coffee counter in the back to grab take out or a cup o'java. The hostess was very pleasant, but we had to wait 20 minutes for a seat- even though there were tables available against the wall, I soon figured out that they were reserved for parties of 4, which I understand, but the amount of people standing around waiting to eat could have been accommodated. I wouldn't have been so twisted if it wasn't drizzling outside and the back coffee area was a bit congested.
After the small wait- the waitress immediately rushed over to us and took our order.
Since I love all forms of Eggs Benny, I opted for the Veggie Benedict on the menu. I was eager to dig into it as soon as it arrived at the table, however, I can't say that I was wowed by the flavors. It was kind of bland and lacked seasoning. The sautéed spinach turned out to be some chopped pieces on top- which resembled more of garnish then a main ingredient.
My husband skipped the breakfast side of brunch and went for the Italian Panini sans the marinated artichokes and roasted red peppers. After the waitress, repeated the NO peppers or artichokes twice, the sandwich came out- fulled dressed! He disgruntly picked off the extras and bit into the sandwich, while the outside was toasted nicely-, the middle was cold. At this point, he was annoyed that I dragged him out of bed to come stand in the rain for cold and bland food and since we were seated in the middle of the restaurant, we felt the hostess hovering over us the entire time.
All in all, not one of the best brunch experiences I had in a while, nor will we make a repeat appearance.