We've been to the White Dog Cafe many times before. The restaurant has always featured locally sourced food made in interesting ways in a friendly setting. This visit was the first that we have made since new owners took over the restaurant several years ago. We went for brunch.
Unfortunately, though the products continue to be locally sourced, the food was just not up to the standards of previous visits. The brunch menu was extremely limited and not especially memorable. More like a limited menu with a few egg and breakfast items thrown in to say it was brunch. Not even a bread basket was available -- this used to be a highlight of unique baked items that we all enjoyed.
The setting remains nice and the wait staff were very good. But, the White Dog is not what the restaurant used to be. With the increasingly diverse and exceptional restaurant scene in Philadelphia, I don't think we will be returning.