Morea: A gastronomic gem in Center City

In a city where there are so many brunch options, it’s always fun to find a new place that serves up great food and drinks, live music, and all at a great price. Morea on 11th street between Samson and Chestnut Streets serves up all this and so much more.

When you walk in, the vibe is modern but with a relaxed atmosphere. The incredibly friendly staff is ready to welcome you and make you feel like you are at home. Have a seat at the spacious bar, or grab a comfy table, and prepare to have a great time.

Your biggest challenge will be when you look at the menu. There are so many options, and the prices are super reasonable. There are traditional brunch favorites like the eggs Benedict, or push yourself outside your comfort level and try the shakshuka, or the Philly cheesesteak omelet. And where else can you order a Bloody Mary flight that’s served with a perfectly sized charcuterie board, or a mimosa flight served with avocado toast. You can’t go wrong with either choice.

And while you are enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and great food, enjoy the live jazz music as well. Fortunately, they keep the music at a nice level so you can actually hear and talk with the people you are with comfortably. You won’t have to yell to have a conversation here!

Morea not only serves up a terrific brunch, but their lunch, dinner, and happy hour menu is not to be missed. They have everything from small plates to full size entrees. Their cocktail selection is amazing, thanks to Billy, the beverage director. His philosophy is to make sure all the ingredients are balanced properly so that one thing doesn’t overpower another. It’s one of the most creative cocktail menus I have seen in a while.

Once you come here, you’ll be asking yourself why haven’t I heard of Morea before? Well now you have, and you need to try them. Be sure to spread the word!