Before heading to Linvilla Orchards to go pumpkin and apple picking earlier in the Fall, I decided to fuel up at Bittersweet kitchen, a quaint brunch spot right in picturesque Media, PA.
Apparently this was the right spot for brunch - by the time we were seated, plenty of neighborhood regulars filled the restaurant. Just how quaint and cute is Bittersweet Kitchen? After ordering up at the counter, they give you a recipe book as your order number so your server can bring your meal!
Candied Pecan Banana Pancakes [$9]
Bourbon maple syrup
In addition to their regular brunch menu, there are plenty of specials up on the board. On this particular day, candied pecan banana pancakes were on offer. Light and fluffy, with candied pecans studded throughout the pancake, there was a light dusting of powdered sugar to bring each bite into sweet bliss.
Breakfast potatoes, scone
The GF's omelet special was hearty and flavorful - earthy mushrooms and asparagus were paired with tangy goat cheese within a light and perfectly cooked omelet. The subtly sweet scone rounded out the dish, along with breakfast potatoes, which were crisped and well-seasoned.
French Toast BLT [$12]
Brown-sugar bacon, breakfast potatoes
I had to go for the french toast BLT, which featured plenty of sweet and crisp candied bacon, crisp lettuce, juicy tomato, and mayo - all housed within fluffy, yet lightly textured french toast. An extra drizzle or dunk of the maple syrup brought each bite over the top.
Fried Pickles [$6]
Bittersweet Kitchen was already out of the fried mac n cheese by 11AM, but fear not - the fried pickles hit the spot! Crisp and salty - I loved that these were thin sliced pickles vs. the spears I typically find in Philly.
So if you're ever in Media, PA, I'd definitely recommend hitting up Bittersweet Kitchen. Down home and surprisingly picturesque, this is the neighborhood spot where I could see myself being a regular.