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Ants Pants Cafe

$$ - $$$
City Center West
American, Cafe, Australian
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2212 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1145
+1 215-875-8002
11:00 - 18:00
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228 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy cafe on South street with fantastic coffee and food! We stopped here for brunch and got lucky to be able to snag the 4 counter spots right by the window. I ordered their open face sandwich which had greens, bacon, and egg on top of their sourdough bread. It also came with a healthy dose of potato chips that... More 

Thank maria c
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for Brunch on a Monday. Food was very good and prices were reasonable. Small and quaint, but very tasty. They only accept cash but they do have an ATM inside.

Thank Denton B
Providence, Rhode Island
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A classic Philly spot. A bit cramped, which is a must for a local's favorite. Leave the spacious fake places to tourists! Sat with a few friends and felt instantly comfortable. The coffee flowed, the food was great. Will come back to that beautiful part of Philly and drop by again for sure.

Thank Hanaanrosenthal
Belmont, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This place has been around for over 10 years, is located in a charming square, and gets very good reviews. Perhaps we hit it at the wrong time. Its space is rather small, and accordingly, seating is limited. We had to wait a very long time to be seated, then felt pretty squeezed in, and found service to be friendly,... More 

Thank Marian C
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

First place we came to when I got off the plane. So glad. Wanted breakfast food! Portions was great my grand babies could share and was full. My daughter was stuffed with her French toast. (Huge) I had a sandwich and fresh fruit. Great! Loved it.

Thank Eunice A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We have lived in the neighborhood for seven years now, and Ants Pants is our go to breakfast spot. Get there early to avoid a wait on the weekends, and definitely try the specials! Everything, literally, is delicious. The staff are friendly and efficient. Space is a tiny bit cramped, but you won't mind. There's even a cute courtyard out... More 

Thank PleaseKeepLeft
San Antonio, Texas
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299 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Tucked away on South Street, Ants Pants is a local favorite. The Australian owner and the staff truly appeared to be enjoying what they do which is to prepare and serve dishes a cut above most small cafes. My order of Eggs Benedict was not the standard one egg, hollandaise sauce, Canadian bacon over a English muffin, but TWO eggs,... More 

Thank magickayak
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Tiny place reminds me of Blue In Green which I loved..though the pancakes are great ..Blue & Green (now gone) were unbeatable! Nice variety of menu lot of breakfast specials..yummy combinations. Staff ok. Would love to drop in for lunch..very comfy but my meal today was bit disappointing girls ask how I want my egg sandwich I say want soft... More 

Thank DeeMD215
Burlington, Vermont
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Background: While walking from the the University of Pennsylvania Hospital (HUP) over the Spruce/South Street Bridge, we stumbled onto a cute outdoor store. The owner recommended we try Ants Pants right across the street for a bite to eat. Verdict: We loved the creative, filling, tasty dishes some with an Australian influence! We want to come back and try other... More 

Thank GlobalVillage
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

The food was very good, and everyone there was very friendly. If your going for brunch get there early, as it gets extremely crowded.

Thank Daniel W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2212 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1145
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-875-8002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?