Brunch at Jack’s Firehouse

This weekend we trekked out in the snow to check out a new brunch spot with friends.

Jack’s Firehouse – a restaurant set in a 19th century firehouse in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia.


We started off our meal with coffee and it was super tasty. It had a little hazelnut taste to it, I normally wouldn’t mention the coffee but it really was delicious!


Then our group ordered some drinks. I was in the mood to test out  The Big Firehouse Bloody Mary – Peppar Vodka and Special Spicy Seasoned Tomato Juice.


This bad boy had a KICK to it! It was the perfect way to start the meal.



We were then served a variety of breads & spreads for the table.


There were so many options to choose form on the brunch menu I must admit I was a little overwhelmed. The hubs & I got the Breakfast Quesadilla with Eggs, Bacon and Pepperjack. It was tasty & a lot of food! jacks3

Everyone else was in the mood for more mimosas but I wanted something warm so I decided to try out the Nutty Irishman – a little more coffee, Bailey’s & Frangelico – it was very yummy!


It would have been the perfect ending to the meal..jacks7

But then the waitress brought  over some warm chocolate chip cookies for the table! It would have been rude NOT to eat them, right?!


I really love the look of the inside of the restaurant – when the weather is nice out, the big doors in the front – where the fire truck used to go in and out of, are opened to reveal a lovely outdoor seated area for guests as well.


The other little touches throughout the restaurant showcase great uses of old firehouse equipment – check out the beer taps! Such a cool looking bar area.


Another thing I enjoy is the restaurant is right across from the Eastern State Penitentiary – I really love this historic building, its so crazy to me how massive it really is, and how once upon a time it used to be located in the “suburbs” of Philadelphia – nuts, right?


Brunch is one of my favorite meals of the weekend! I love that we have been on such a kick lately checking out new spots throughout the city, I can’t wait to see where we venture to next!


Where is your favorite brunch spot??


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  • Reply Nina December 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Just down the road from Jack’s is my favorite brunch spot – London Grill. The menu is great plus, they have a Bloody Mary Bar! You have to try it out.

    • Reply Leslie January 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Thanks for the great tip Nina – the Bloody Mary bar is calling my name! Can’t wait to check it out!

  • Reply Patty O December 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    What a great find! Love the decor too! Please add that to my to try list as well, boy, it is sure growing!

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