Rumor has it that Farmacy, a popular brunch spot near UPenn, is run by students who did well in their cooking class. That’s the reason they are only open from Thursday to Sunday. I cannot verify those statements. What I do know is that this is the reincarnation of restaurant known as Rx, and currently own by graduates of Culinary Institute of America. The theme here is farm-to-table, but two things stand out – it isn’t expensive, and isn’t exactly healthy. Apparently, the make your own Eggs Benedict is the biggest seller here; I just can’t say no to Chicken N’ Waffles.
The waffles are forgettable. I couldn’t tell them apart from Eggo, sorry. The chicken, on the other hand, is fantastic – a piece of succulent and tender meat coated with delicious spices. I think the restaurant heard me crying for more carbs, because the dish comes with a large bowl of fried potatoes (home fries). (No, I did not wish that at all.) The restaurant is tiny, service is decent, coffee is alright, food is on the good side. Even though the atmosphere is cozy, I don’t know if I want to spend time here considering there will be a line waiting outside. Buzzkill for brunch, when I want to enjoy the morning slowly. I guess that’s why it is affordable – I do not want to stay for long. With that said, I’m excited thinking of what the kitchen can produce for dinner services.
Visited: September 2, 2017 @ 9am.
Address: 4443 Spruce St, Philadelphia