Café Lift Opens Second Location in Narberth

An outpost of the popular Philadelphia brunch spot opened Aug. 10.



Café Lift opened Aug. 10 in Narberth. Photos by Jen Bragan.

Popular Philadelphia breakfast and lunch spot Café Lift has come to the Main Line.

Michael Pasquarello’s acclaimed Callowhill café, which he opened with his wife Jeniphur in 2003, now has an outpost on bustling Montgomery Avenue in Narberth, complete with outdoor seating and plenty of brunch options.

Fans of the original location can expect similar menu items, with the addition of some new options like hand-cut fries, a fried chicken sandwich and gluten-free options. Unlike the original location, the Narberth site will offer alcoholic beverages, including brunch cocktails, wine, a slew of beers from East Coast breweries, as well as kombucha from Phoenixville’s Baba’s Brew.

Industrial chic vibes abound inside the 75-seat restaurant, mimicking the original location’s design. Two retractable glass garage doors at the front of the restaurant transform the café into an indoor-outdoor space during warmer months. Café Lift’s outside area seats 35 and is dog friendly.

Cafe Lift Narberth's cannoli French toast. Cafe Lift Narberth's fried chicken panini.

Café Lift Narberth's cannoli French toast. 

Café Lift Narberth's fried chicken panini. 

The Pasquarellos also designed the space to be kid-friendly, with a special children’s menu, stroller parking and coloring books.

Diners can nosh on an Instagram-worthy plate of cannoli French toast or egg cheesesteak served on a pretzel bun at one of the many cozy two-top tables. Or, grab a fresh beignet and house-roasted coffee to-go at the coffee bar.

The new location will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

724 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, (484) 429-2626.

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