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The newest location of Sabrina’s Café will offer boozy brunches when it opens at the end of March in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood at 2101 South St., the former location of a Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat. This would be the only Sabrina’s Café location to serve alcohol. The other four are BYOBs. In addition to its liquor license, the 95 to 105 seat restaurant is also applying for a street eatery permit that would allow them to have 30 outdoor seats.
“It’s a great location, a great neighborhood. I think it’s well situated. The space was also ideal, not too big, not too large,” Robert DeAbreu, who owns the cafe chain with his wife Raquel, told What Now Philadelphia. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of the community where we can serve good food and great hospitality.”
The Sabrina’s Café South Street location will have its own unique look that reflects the neighborhood its in, just like its other locations in Wynnewood, Fairmount/Art Museum, University City, and Collingswood. The first Sabrina’s Café opened 20 years ago in the Italian Market neighborhood at 910 Christian St. That location closed after the pandemic took 50 percent of the chain’s profits and led them to halt dinner service, according to The Philadelphia Business Journal. Sabrina’s Café is now open for breakfast and lunch every day from 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., which DeAbreu says isn’t all bad.
“We’re now concentrating on what we do best, brunch. It allows our associates and management team to be home at a reasonable hour so they can enjoy their families, as well as enjoy their work,” DeAbreu said.
Sabrina’s Café has been consistently ranked among the best brunch locations in Philadelphia by publications like Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Mag, and Big Seven Travel. They also offer online orders, catering, and host private parties. Learn more at sabrinascafe.com.