Avg at best. This is what people wait in line for? Totally disappointing. The service was beyone horrible. Server didn't stop back to the table once after taking the order except to drop off the check. (someone else brought food) Never got a water or coffee refill. Food was OK, nothing special. (Oh and she got the order wrong too, but it wasn't worth waiting for it to be fixed.) Ventilation inside is kinda poor. I ordered a side of turkey sausage for $3.50 and got one small patti on a plate. Don't see what any of the hype is about.
D-BAGS!. "Is it just black people, or do you hate all minorities?" was the question that kept running through my mind as we observed the lack of service being provided to us. Didn't wanna make it a racial thing, but I seemed to have made an unspoken connection with another brotha feeling my pain a few tables down. Having given Morning Glory the benefit of the doubt a few times before, my girlfriend and I still didn't expect over a half an hour to go by before we had to flag down the waiter to take our order. We got one coffee refill and no food for over an hour and fifteen minutes. We watched as people who were arriving after us were getting served before us. We felt invisible even though we were seated right next to the central kitchen. We could only watch as numerous staff passed us by time and time again without saying a word or even looking in our direction. So we were not suprised that no apologies were offered for our extreme wait time. We are never going back!
Lunch - Not So Great.
July 22, 2009
Just came back from lunch at the Morning Glory. I advise that you stick to breakfast at this cafe.
I ordered the BLT and expected, for the price, a whopping BLT. Not only was it skimpy on the bacon but the tomato was horrible. Pink/white flesh with a hard center and absolutely no taste. I would think that in this location in the summer that the Morning Glory could find better tomatoes. When I mentioned this to the waitperson while paying the bill, he defended the tomato by picking up one very sickly almost white looking slice, pouring salt on it and taking a bite to prove to me that it was to his liking. Humph...
I also think they should add good french fries in place of the warmed over, left over from breakfast, hash browns. They are just too heavy to eat at lunch.
The staff is rather curt and the constant sorting of silverware made for quite a clatter throughout the whole 45 or so mins I was there.
For a good lunch that is worth the $$ try Honey's Sit and Eat!
Awful!. We arrived to Morning Glory hoping it would be everything we've heard. Unfortunately we waited for over an hour in the rain only to be bumped down the list like 5 times (as a party of four we watched 4 other parties - who arrived after us - get seated)! Finally when I told the host we could take the seats at the counter he said "ok", literally herded us out of the place and proceeded to call 3 other parties inside ahead of us. I was ready to leave at that moment, but we had already invested an hour and were on a tight schedule. When we were finally called we followed the host inside, who pointed at a booth and kept walking. No menus, no drink orders (which he provided to other people). The waitress was good, the food wasn't bad (crushed up tortilla chips do not equal a corn tortilla), and the table was NASTY. I especially loved the vat of jam sitting on the table for god knows how long, with a spoon in it that's been god knows where. At first I thought it was BBQ sauce! My advice is, if you don't mind waiting an hour-and-a-half for mediocre food and subpar service - go for it. Just beware of the host with no people skills. I know your job is stressful buddy, but get your sh*t together.
Bland. The food was okay. I appreciate the fact that almost everything is homemade but it doesn't fit the taste buds of everyone. This made it more bland tasting but that's my opinion. Its worth the experience but I wouldn't go back.
I love breakfast but this place has the appeal of nothing outstanding.. Simplicity is always best for breakfast but the first thing that turned me off was the service. One word: RUDE! I was a roadtrip and I mapped out places of interest and I found this so-called gem but it turned out to be nothing special. The fritatta includes potatoes in it and on the side which was overkill and they were bland. The fritatta tasted good and the simple breakfast sandwich my girlfriend ate was made wrong, meaning they messed up the order. You wait an hour outside and you go in and you constantly have to ask for coffee, water, napkins and no one asks you if you need anything. One employee had a shirt on stating be nice or leave, I think they all need a course in Customer Service because their service soured my stay. The menu is not appetizing either and the pancakes were atrocious because they were half done and tasted like CARDBOARD. I am never this mean in a review but honestly, I cannot recommend this place due to the service and the bad food.
An awesome breakfast within walking distance from South Street..
After reading the few scathing reviews on the web, I had to wonder if I was thinking of the same place. We have been to Morning Glory several times, and the food has always been stellar. Those who complain of poor service, what were you expecting, a four-star dining experience?
The food is well above par, the prices are very reasonable for the quality and taste, and the ambiance is enjoyable. If you go during the busy periods (we've only been on weekend mornings), be prepared to wait in the little courtyard. Yes, that means if it's raining, you'll be out in it while you wait, plan accordingly.
The experience and food at Morning Glory are well worth the slightly cramped interior and wait time- I am absolutely positive you won't regret it.
Great breakfast, expect to wait. I love it! This cute restaurant is one of my favorites. They have the best pancakes and biscuits ever!!! My husband and I love their breakfasts. They even make their own ketchup and jams.
Long wait, not impressive food.
Good coffee though.
For starters we've waited for the menus for about 10 minutes, after we got them it took about 10-15 minutes to order and about 15 minutes for the order to come. People at next to ours table ordered even before we came and got their food at the same time that we did, so I assume that we got lucky. We ordered fritatats - no salt was present in the food, potatoes had a killer amount of very strong dry herbs on them and it made fritatas even more tasteless. Besides my fritata was dry and overcooked. Pancakes where overcooked on one side and very pale on the another. Actually they was supposed to be a plum pancakes, and I was thinking that they will be served with the plum compote on them or something like that, but they where just pancakes with the side of pretty tasty whipped cream with no hint of plums at all. I forgot to mention that our forks and knifes had traces of someone else's breakfast on them.
I wish I didn't ignore all the negative reviews and went for our very first in Philadelphia breakfast somewhere else.
are you kidding me?!!!!. morning glory is freakin AMAZING and for those of you (reviews written below) who critize it and call it BLAH, that just makes you pretentious and spoiled. clearly anyone with any kind of culinary interest/respect would find this place near genius in thier creativity and overall taste of all of thier dishes. ive recommened this place to friends whom now sware they will never eat anyone elses pancakes ever again!!! im sorry, im just a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due, so those of you who choose to critize, take yourselves back to Mc Donalds and have a nice day. : ) the food is excellent here and the service is equally great. enjoy!
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