This weekend we trekked out in the snow to check out a new brunch spot with friends.
Jack’s Firehouse – a restaurant set in a 19th century firehouse in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia.
We started off our meal with coffee and it was super tasty. It had a little hazelnut taste to it, I normally wouldn’t mention the coffee but it really was delicious!
Then our group ordered some drinks. I was in the mood to test out The Big Firehouse Bloody Mary – Peppar Vodka and Special Spicy Seasoned Tomato Juice.
This bad boy had a KICK to it! It was the perfect way to start the meal.
We were then served a variety of breads & spreads for the table.
There were so many options to choose form on the brunch menu I must admit I was a little overwhelmed. The hubs & I got the Breakfast Quesadilla with Eggs, Bacon and Pepperjack. It was tasty & a lot of food!
Everyone else was in the mood for more mimosas but I wanted something warm so I decided to try out the Nutty Irishman – a little more coffee, Bailey’s & Frangelico – it was very yummy!
But then the waitress brought over some warm chocolate chip cookies for the table! It would have been rude NOT to eat them, right?!
I really love the look of the inside of the restaurant – when the weather is nice out, the big doors in the front – where the fire truck used to go in and out of, are opened to reveal a lovely outdoor seated area for guests as well.
The other little touches throughout the restaurant showcase great uses of old firehouse equipment – check out the beer taps! Such a cool looking bar area.
Another thing I enjoy is the restaurant is right across from the Eastern State Penitentiary – I really love this historic building, its so crazy to me how massive it really is, and how once upon a time it used to be located in the “suburbs” of Philadelphia – nuts, right?
Brunch is one of my favorite meals of the weekend! I love that we have been on such a kick lately checking out new spots throughout the city, I can’t wait to see where we venture to next!
Where is your favorite brunch spot??