Going out for brunch on Sunday with my husband is one of my favorite things. Often we are up for nothing more than to pull on jeans and a shirt and drive to a local spot with satisfactory, if not spectacular food. Yesterday we went to Mica, a new restaurant which as gotten lots of buzz for its dinners. Blackfish is my favorite suburban BYO and chef/owner Chip Roman, with help from chef Jason Cichonski launched Mica. Cichonski is now focusing on Ela, a more casual restaurant that opened last week in Queen Village, also in collaboration with Roman. Unfortunately, we have not made it here for dinner yet, but had an almost perfect brunch here yesterday. The dining room has Colonial era vibe with wide wooden floor boards and wainscoting.
The coffee served at brunch is American style from Chestnut Hill Coffee, almost directly across the street. Their morning blend is quite nice; my husband made a point of mentioning how good it was.
We both got eggs. I had the Eggs Benedict, which was perfect except that the whites were a little too runny for me. I also ordered a side of flavorful potato hash, though more crispness would have been welcome.
My husband ordered their eggs any way, with country sausage and potato hash, and was very happy.
The ham and sausages were especially good and I discovered they were sourced from S. Clyde Weaver Smoked Meats in Lancaster County. I forgot about this market, though I had included them in my guide to Lancaster County. Their closest retail outlet is in the Lancaster Farmers Market in Wayne. I’ll have to make a visit there soon.
The prices were quite reasonable given the attentive service, carefully sourced ingredients, and competent cooking.
8609 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118 267.335.3912 http://www.micarestaurant.com
Monday: Closed Tuesday to Thursday: 5:30 to 10:00 pm Friday: 5:30 to 11:00 pm Saturday: 5:00 to 11:00 pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30 to 2:00 pm and Dinner 5:00 to 9:00 pm