Cafe Lift

428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, United States
Hours:
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.1/10

Based on 147 votes

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  • French toast
  • brunch food
  • huevos rancheros
  • mushroom frittata
  • pancakes
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  • Visit Philly

    Brunch favorites include the banana and chocolate hazelnut crespelle and the pesto and tomato frittata with thick home fries.

    Visit Philly · February 28, 2012
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  • Sol Y.

    Order the breakfast burrito or huevos rancheros for lunch. You won't be disappointed.

    Sol Young · March 23, 2010
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  • Jesse C.

    Huevos rancheros are some of the best in the city. The house made hot sauce is liquid crack.

    Jesse Cornell · December 22, 2010
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  • Emma C.

    Amazing food and atmosphere. Get the mushroom frittata- zero regrets

    Emma Court · April 4, 2014
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  • Sam .

    Best huevos rancheros I've had in awhile.

    Sam  · August 4, 2012
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  • Rosemary I.

    Hands down my favorite brunch spot in Philadelphia. I agree with the below comments about the huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. Their french toast with fresh fruit piled on top is to die for!

    Rosemary Ivosevich · June 9, 2011
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  • Lauren M.

    The eggs florentine special with crab should definitely become a menu mainstay!

    Lauren Mace · April 26, 2011
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  • Barrett L.

    Great brunch spot with delicious, generously sized portions. Bring cash though, they do not take credit cards.

    Barrett Lane · November 28, 2010
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  • BJ M.

    Crab bisque is off the charts.

    BJ McCormick · August 18, 2010
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  • Ling X.

    Pumpkin cannoli French toast

    Ling Xu · October 22, 2011
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  • Meg B.

    HUEVOS RANCHEROS

    Meg Barrett · September 3, 2011
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  • Daniel B.

    Share a plate with someone because they're fucking huge.

    Daniel Bachhuber · May 1, 2011
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  • Liz L.

    Homemade hot sauce is perfectly tangy with a pleasant kick. Service was great. Calamari, garbanzo bean and red sauce egg bake special was unique and scrumptious on so many levels.

    Liz Langer · November 9, 2014
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  • Kishan K.

    One of the best brunch spots in Philly.. it's a hidden gem.. try the Cannoli French toast and the Ricotta pancakes !! For all you health nuts , try the kale salad. It's a BYPB.

    Kishan Kumar · July 5, 2014
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  • Lora B.

    Please get bigger cups for water

    Lora Bachman · November 24, 2013
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  • Aileen T.

    huevos rancheros. nuff said

    Aileen Tse · April 23, 2013
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  • Amna G.

    Great service! Delicious food! Best brunch place in Philly! Mushroom frittata is deliciously cheesy with the sweetest caramelized onions and salty mushrooms! Cannoli French toast is heaven on earth!

    Amna Ghumman · January 30, 2013
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  • Kitty C.

    Cute little brunch spot...I'd go back!

    Kitty Ching · January 18, 2013
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  • My N.

    The lox and bagels with everything on it is very refreshing, but you cant go wrong with their Marguerita pizza.

    My Nguyen · November 21, 2012
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  • Patricia G.

    Breakfast burrito rocks. Hubby has much love for the turkey panini with granny smith apples and caramelized onions. Good sized portions of well made comfort food at reasonable prices.

    Patricia Gillett · June 22, 2012
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  • Kat H.

    Try the spinach salad with chicken. Nomnomnom.

    Kat H · July 26, 2011
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  • Morris L.

    Huevos rancheros best in citu

    Morris Lowitz · December 28, 2010
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  • Jed S.

    The spinach salad is awesome, but ask them to go easy on the dressing

    Jed Singer · August 21, 2010
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  • Jennifer N.

    Cannoli French toast forever

    Jennifer Ng · January 24
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  • Ryan C.

    Everything is seriously good here. Get a lemon pancake on the side of whatever you order. Bonus: they serve Rival Bros Coffee.

    Ryan C · December 28, 2014
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  • Melania S.

    This place is awesome. You can aldo bring your own wine and drink it there! The eggs benedict and the ricotta pancakes are delicious!

    Melania Spagnoli · December 9, 2014
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  • Chris R.

    Gotta try that French toast if you brought your appetite.

    Chris Ross 💾💩 · November 23, 2014
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  • Oyinkansola A.

    Amazing amazing!! The lemon ricotta pancakes were everything. My mushroom omelette was great. Cafe Lift is high on my brunch list, def a must.

    Oyinkansola Ayobiojo · November 11, 2014
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  • David

    If you don't eat Huevos here, you are devoid of soul. On a more serious note, the breakfast burrito ain't bad.

    David · October 11, 2014
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  • Shawn M.

    Oh my! The French Toast with cannoli cream was out of this world! And the coffee was good even for Seattle standards.

    Shawn Mars · October 4, 2014
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  • JD

    Everything was delicious and service was with a smile. Definitely coming back.

    JD · September 14, 2014
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  • Josh M.

    Why would you not order Cannoli French Toast.

    Josh Mateo · September 13, 2014
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  • halalbite

    Best Brunch place in Philly

    halalbite · September 1, 2014
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  • halalbite

    Best huevos rancheros hands down...get it with scrambled eggs. If ur vegetarian or muslim/Jew get it without pork.

    halalbite · August 31, 2014
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  • Mina L.

    AMAZING sweet tooth brunch options!!! And so many coffee/cafe beverages to choose from! Love this spot when I'm rolling out of bed and need a quick and filling brunch.

    Mina Lee · August 26, 2014
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  • Sara C.

    The French toast is amazing!

    Sara Christ · August 12, 2014
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  • Dan S.

    Get the French toast. The huevos rancheros aren't as authentic mad everyone claims.

    Dan Scanlon · August 9, 2014
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  • Philly.com

    Interesting grilled sandwiches and homemade desserts highlight this Loft District gem. Read more

    Philly.com · August 3, 2014
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  • Kards

    The food is bland and I am sick of these CASH ONLY establishments. I feel like I am in another country

    Kards · July 27, 2014
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  • Nick

    Food was decent! French toast special was to simple. 40 mins for order! So if you don't mind the ticket time, grab a cup of coffee & hopefully you still have a server as pleasant as Anna was. #enjoy

    Nick · May 26, 2014
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  • Lorence R.

    Be prepared for a 30-45 minute wait on busy days. Not good for when you're hungry.

    Lorence R · May 25, 2014
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  • Sid M.

    Awesome Brunch!

    Sid Mup · May 10, 2014
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  • Elly M.

    Always get the French toast; it's delicious!

    Elly Morientes · May 4, 2014
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  • Davneet K.

    This place does not take credit cards!

    Davneet Kohli · April 19, 2014
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  • Dom

    It is amazing. The french toast is THE BEST IN PHILLY. CASH ONLY! There is an atm inside.

    Dom · January 26, 2014
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  • Shirley Y.

    Lemon ricotta pancakes rocks! The coffee is served fresh and strong! A plus!

    Shirley Young · September 27, 2013
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  • Neeraj J.

    Food is amazing. Best brunch in Philly!

    Neeraj Jassal · September 27, 2013
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  • Rick K.

    It was a bit of a wait but I really enjoyed the food and the beautiful coffee.

    Rick K · September 2, 2013
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  • Jayne Y.

    Delicious breakfast choices, ask for their hot sauce...that stuff should be sold in bottles!

    Jayne Yang · August 4, 2013
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  • Pg T.

    Yumtasic!!!!

    Pg Taylor-Mosley · July 20, 2013
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