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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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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ants Pants Cafe was a great spot for breakfast! I had a delicious concoction called The Stack and a flat white. The cafe is cozy and welcoming and the staff equally so. The food was delicious! I would definitely go back and encourage others to do the same!

Thank kiwiandmolly
Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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203 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, this place was OK, but I wasn't impressed. The gluten free option they have is a bagel and it tastes awful. I eat GF at restaurants all of the time and this was the worst I have had in a bagel. I wish they would just get Udi's bread and serve as toast and such, much better. Eggs were... More 

Thank Locococomama
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228 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 13 helpful votes
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
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 marianc95
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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308 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

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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?