Birra Says You Can Have Your Brunch and Eat Your Pizza Too

Birra Photo: Collin Keefe

East Passyunk Ave.’s Birra begins brunch service this weekend, and while a true breakfast pizza remains to be seen (we’re told they’re in the works), the rustic Italian and beer joint will have focaccia French toast on the menu. The dish features housemade focaccia battered, fried and topped with cinnamon sugar and molasses nutmeg syrup. Other brunch options teetering on the verge of stunt food include the aptly titled La Cardiaco, a combination of brisket, provolone, fontina, red onion, Anaheim and Fresno chiles, topped with spicy capacola and a fried egg on an Italian roll; Tiramisu waffles; and a brunch calzone with house cured pancetta, scrambled eggs, cured tomatoes, arugula, and mozzarella in a savory red sauce. Check the full menu straight ahead.

la cardiaco
noni’s brisket - gabagool - provolone - fontina - anaheim & fresno chilis - red onion
topped with a fried egg - served with home fries

veggie frittata
roasted seasonal vegetables slowly baked - served with a fresh side salad

today’s frittata
chef’s whim - served with a fresh side salad

tiramisu waffles
warm baked waffles with mixed berry coulis and mascarpone cream

focaccia french toast
house made cinnamon sugar focaccia - molasses nutmeg syrup

garlic and pepper marinated steak & eggs
served with home fries

brunch calzone
house cured pancetta - scrambled eggs - cured tomatoes - arugula - mozzarella - in our savory red sauce

fresh fruit - house made biscotti & panettone - espresso

Birra Says You Can Have Your Brunch and Eat Your Pizza Too