Cafe Lift

Breakfast Spot and Coffee Shop
428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, United States
Hours:
Closed until 9:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch
Drinks:
BYO
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.0/10

Based on 157 votes

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    Amna G.
    Cannoli French toast is heaven on earth!(5 Tips)
    halalbite
    Best huevos rancheros hands down...get it with scrambled eggs.(9 Tips)
    Emma C.
    Get the mushroom frittata- zero regrets(2 Tips)
    Shirley Y.
    Lemon ricotta pancakes rocks!(2 Tips)
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  • French toast
  • brunch food
  • huevos rancheros
  • mushroom frittata
  • pancakes
  • healthy food
  • spinach salad
  • paninis
  • seafood
  • trendy
  • great value
  • hidden gem
  • eggs
  • lively
  • café
  • margherita pizza
  • good for groups
  • lox
  • good for a quick meal
  • authentic
  • Jennifer

    French toast special was incredible!! Very large portion- I had to take half to go!

    Jennifer · April 7
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  • Anna R.

    Great place for brunch with pals. No reservations so you will have to wait but worth it.

    Anna R · April 4
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Emma C.

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

    Emma Court · April 4, 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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  • Lora B.

    Please get bigger cups for water

    Lora Bachman · November 24, 2013
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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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  • Mike E.

    Don't miss the homemade hot sauce. To die for!

    Mike Eyre · July 9, 2013
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  • Jen R.

    Great food - highly recommend the Eggs Benedict. Really decent prices though its cash only.

    Jen Romba · July 6, 2013
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  • Andrew C.

    Cash only. Food only average, cool people and cool place.

    Andrew C. · June 30, 2013
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  • Cassie P.

    Cafe mocha!

    Cassie P · May 24, 2013
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  • Elizabeth W.

    Huevos rancheros and chocolate pancakes were incredible! My boyfriend got one of the crepes and it seemed to be mostly filled with scrambled eggs, not as impressive. Better to stick with the favorites

    Elizabeth Weiss · May 12, 2013
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  • jen f.

    cash only! ATM inside

    jen fortini · May 6, 2013
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  • jen f.

    awesome brunch. BYOB. they do not seat parties until everyone is present.

    jen fortini · May 6, 2013
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  • Aileen T.

    huevos rancheros. nuff said

    Aileen Tse · April 23, 2013
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  • Visit Philly

    The Euro-style menu here includes panini, frittatas and crespelle, including the irresistible Nutty Monkey with bananas and Nutella.

    Visit Philly · March 27, 2013
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  • Hector C.

    Stuffed French Toast is among one of the best I've had in the city.

    Hector Castro · March 17, 2013
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  • Gary R.

    Great French toast. Parking can be an issue. Park close to Broad Street and walk

    Gary Reed · February 17, 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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  • Matt

    Best brunch I have ever had hands down! The canoli French toast is incredible!

    Matt · November 11, 2012
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  • Sam .

    Best huevos rancheros I've had in awhile.

    Sam  · August 4, 2012
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  • Patricia P.

    The french toast is great w/mimosas..They don't validate their specials so don't count on any check in deals!!!

    Patricia Pereira · June 24, 2012
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