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Philly's Gourmet Cafe

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111 Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19019
+1 215-923-4397
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 06:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 17:00
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Suffern, New York
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328 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast, as it was very convenient to the Independence Visitor's Center and attractions, and it was open for breakfast, and was quick and easy. It was empty at the 9:00 hour, during Presidents' week, which worked out in our favor. There were some things out on the lunch buffet--the cellophane noodles looked and smelled great--but they... More 

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Thank MEEEK
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Both staffs and lady owner (I assume as she's not wearing uniform) had poor customer service. Bad attitude. Tasteless food

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Manila Philippines
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653 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Since we are in a big tour group , we end up dining at the same time . Then came another big bus filled with Chinese tourists , it was pure chaos . It was like a buffet self service style in which you are a given plastic plates . The food is American and Chinese . Pricing is based... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Had a range of food available but we just got a phillycheesesteak. Freshly prepared and good and hot with plenty of flavor. Tables available but we ate in the Bourse Mall food court area.

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Macduff, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

I was told this was the best place to eat breakfast,but was very dissapointed,when I visited it was more like brunch for me. On entering your told you pay by weight of the food you buy,your given a polystyrene tray/dish and you make your way around a self service food area,choosing from a big selection of food,there were breakfast dishes,omelette,sausages,potato... More 

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Thank Yan C
Miami
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1,000 reviews
614 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had breakfast here today after visiting the Liberty Bell early to avoid the queues. We wanted to eat at the Bourse food court but it didn't open until 10 am on a Saturday. This place next door was open so we took a chance. The buffet looked nice and there were many many choices including American... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We tried to get lunch here today, and the staff was unable to provide basic information about allergens in the food. No one available to speak to me seemed to even understand what I was asking - I asked if I could speak to someone about a nut allergy and the manager told me they had a gluten free menu.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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268 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a buffet style place with Chinese and American foods for breakfast. It is not much more than a McDonald's with runny scrambled eggs, pancakes, and hard boiled eggs. The fruit in the buffet was not too bad, some grapes, pineapple, melon. But the food was not very tasty, it was just food. There was a woman outside waving... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We weren't initially planning on going into this place, but it appears we were whisked in by a friend who saw their combo deal. Anywhere else in the world I would give this place 4/5, but in Philadelphia there are better places to get a Philly Cheesesteak, that said, their hoagies were delicious and their buffet looked pretty decent. The... More 

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Thank Mary M
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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309 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

It's a Monday morning and I had 3 hours to make time of while I waited to finish the business I had gone to Philadelphia to do and so from 2nd street to Independence Mall, maybe a 10 minute walk and while I was walking I was looking for some place to have breakfast. The time is 8:30 in morning,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Brunch
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 18:00
Monday
06:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 17:00
Thursday
06:00 - 17:00
Friday
06:00 - 17:00
Saturday
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19019
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-4397

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?