Philadelphia, PA - I don't know why I am still surprised at how friendly the neighborhoods are in Philadelphia. A rainy Monday morning. The good news is that my friend Jesus was riding shotgun. The bad news is she was testing my patience.
Mercer Cafe, Philadelphia, PA.
I ended up in Port Richmond at about 10 a.m. and Googled breakfast sandwiches near me. Mercer Cafe popped up, and they had a breakfast menu and a lunch menu.
I knew I was right in that cross over time, so I called Mercer Café and asked when they started making cheesesteaks.
The nice woman on the phone paused for a minute, and I said, 'we can make one for you now.' I asked the big question; 'could they make me a cheesesteak and egg sandwich.
The nice woman on the other end of the phone said, 'you mean like a scrambled egg on a Cheesesteak? I responded, 'Yes.' She said, 'absolutely.' She warmed my cold, damp soul.
The Mercer Cafe is a quaint little place that could be in any town USA. They have dark wood décor and a few tables stacked up for COVID lockdown, and you can get to the market next door through the interior door.
The specials sounded terrific. I ordered a cheesesteak with scrambled eggs, fried onions, and I was saying yes to everything the nice woman asked me. So it also had salt, pepper, and ketchup.
It came on a nice traditional roll, but the meat was the weak link. But, a lot was going on that may have made up for some meat issues.
Looking at the video, I see the cheese, but I don't remember the cheese being a big player on this cheesesteak.
The eggs were the star, and with that said, the Mercer Cafe was a lovely treat on a miserable rainy Monday morning.
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The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure - Hi, my name is Jim Pappas, and I have eaten hundreds of different cheesesteaks in the last year. A year ago, on May 16, 2018, I started my Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure to find the ultimate cheesesteak. To see more great cheesesteak places, check out my website at The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure.