Monday, July 29, 2013

Our Little Adventure in Philadelphia - Day 2 of 3

We woke up around 10AM and got ready for brunch. Sabrina's Cafe was on our list of restaurants to try  out. There are three locations, but we went to the Fairmount/Art Mueseum location. 

You can't make advanced reservation, but you can call ahead and that's exactly what we did.We made a phone to Sabrina's Cafe just minutes before we arrived and when we arrived, they said the wait would be around 15-20 minutes. 


I took this photo while we were waiting for our table to be ready. Interesting and cute photo. 10-15 minutes passed by and our table was ready. Since we went on a Saturday, it was super packed. We ordered our food, but it took a while for it to be ready.

Iced Tea & Iced Coffee


Will ordered the Two Eggs Any Style with White Toast/Sweet Potato Fries and Canadian Bacon  ($??.??). His dish didn't really appeal to me much except for the Sweet Potato Fries since I wanted to try them. The Sweet Potato Fries weren't bad at all, but they also weren't the best. I just wished they were a little more crispy. 


I had the Eggs Benedict Florentine ($10.95). I've never had an Eggs Benedict Florentine, but I was sure it wouldn't be too different from a regular Eggs Benedict. I really liked the homefries. They were a little crunchy and seasoned perfectly. I really liked the spinach, but as for the Eggs Benedict Florentine itself - I wasn't a huge fan of it.

Will and I weren't too happy with the food. We felt the food just didn't really 'wow' us. After brunch, we decided to check out this souvenir shop: The Bourse to bring a few gifts back for our family and friends. It's really not that big - mostly just a floor of food courts, additional seating, and souvenir shops. Since we were in the Downtown section of Philadelphia, we decided to go check out the famous Chinatown Friendship Gate and grab an ice cold drink/snack along the way. Super hot outside at this point.


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After taking a few shots at the Chinatown Friendship Gate, we stopped by Cube Cafe. So what's so special about this cafe? I'll tell you what... they have the Hong Kong Style Egg Cakes (the same ones from Chinatown in NYC).  Cute cafe. Their menu ranges from bubble tea to rice dishes to dessert to sandwiches, and etc. The young lady that took our order was very nice. Since it was so hot, we just had to order ourselves an ice cold drink.


Will ordered the Iced Caramel Latte which I wasn't a huge fan of. I ordered the Jasmine Green Tea Latte. I absolutely fell in love with it because it was refreshing and light. It made my day.


So we got two Hong Kong Style Egg Cakes. I ordered the Green Tea one and he ordered the Chocolate one. They were both very tasty and I've never cakes like these before. I think I liked the Green Tea one better because it has a hint of matcha in it which makes it the cake taste a little stronger. The chocolate one was good too.

 After Cube Cafe, we made our way to a mall to stay cool and shop for two hours. For dinner, I decided to yield to Will and let him have Golden Corral (big mistake). I wasn't very happy with the quality of the restaurant of the food. After a disappointing room and long day, we finally got back to our hotel room and stayed up watching The Fast & The Furious. 

2 comments:

  1. My favorite restaurant in Philly Chinatown was called T.C. Palate, but they closed down a few years ago.. They had the most delicious pepper steak and pork chop with onions. Also, Banana Leaf has the best pad thai!

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    1. T.C. Palate and Banana Leaf? I have never heard of those two restaurants, but I will most definitely check them out next time I go to Philly. Thank you!

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