Green Eggs Cafe

8 03 2012

We recently spent a lovely morning at Green Eggs Cafe celebrating Chad’s birthday. There are two locations: one in Northern Liberties and one in South Philly. We made the quick drive to NoLibs and found parking pretty easily at 9:30 on a Sunday morning.

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With the no reservations policy, it was smart we got there as early as we did, as soon after we arrived the place filled up and a long line outside started to form. We were a party of eight plus one toddler. Unfortunately, the only available space was a table really made for six, and there was no room for a high chair, so Anabel took turns sitting on our laps. 

The ambience was a bit tense, as the servers waited for us to decide if we would stay in the cramped quarters or leave.  We decided to stay, and I almost felt the staff regret our decision.  There was a bit of a hoity toity air about the place, but maybe I’ve just been in the burbs for too long and am overly sensitive to center city attitudes.  We did notice the interesting item menu below–if you can’t make it out through the blur, it is a “Carafe of Valencia Orange Juice served with a complimentary bottle of prosecco” for $30.  Huh.

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Adding to the feeling of being annoying customers, the sign below also didn’t help us to feel any more welcomed.

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I do understand the problem of a wait, but I don’t see any other local brunch hot spots being so obvious–nothing on the tables at the Morning Glory Diner, at least the last time I checked.

In any case, all of the food was amazingly delicious.  My stuffed french toast (below) was truly a treat and I took half of it home as leftovers.  Which brings me to my next gripe.

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Yes, the establishment has an eco-conscious philosophy, but charging for a take out container? Really? If I had known, I would have brought my own Tupperware. 

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I think that the management here is just a little too up tight. I can see how the local NoLibs crowd would flock to a place as trendy as the Green Eggs Cafe but this old school gal probably won’t be going back, no matter how good their food is and earth conscious they are.

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3 responses

8 03 2012
Sarah Stackhouse

God Damn that is an expensive brunch! PSHH and I thought No Libs was filled with cheap hipsters lol

8 03 2012
Adina Katz

I thought the prices were reasonable considering the portion sizes, but I hate being nickel and dimed. $2 for syrup? Charging for a to-go box? I agree, they hate a major attitude problem. It’s too bad, because the food was really good.

I’m glad you wrote a review. You should share it on Yelp or something. I feel like the management needs to know they have a stick up their bums.

8 03 2012
exploreandeat

The prices were fine, I just got such a bad vibe there. And if you read the reviews on yelp, every few people had similar experiences.

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