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Top 5 Toronto essential brunches


Top 5 Toronto essential brunches – There are many places to have brunch in Toronto.  But a good brunch can be hard to find. By good we mean:  great coffee, mimosas, pastries, eggs, and other morning deliciousness to help us start the most important meal of the week right. And, since it’s so important, we compiled a list of our favourite restaurants to grab your «holy grail» weekend brunch.


This brand-new restaurant located on the 44th floor of Bisha Hotel serves daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and, most importantly: weekend brunches. Inspired by the Baja peninsula, KŌST brings together the flavours of the Californian and Mexican coastlines. Try the delicious acai bowl or the coconut pancakes, accompanied by fresh juices, smoothies and good coffee. And the view of the Toronto skyline isn’t bad either.


Drake Cafe 

The overly popular Drake Hotel is, without a doubt, a happening place. It’s always busy and it’s definitely cool. The hotel restaurant is known for a lot of things, and their scones are one of them. The Drake Cafe is your go-to neighbourhood brunch spot on Queen West where you can enjoy Drake Caesar, Drake Benny or everything Drake in the “living room” or the “cafe” section.


Portland Variety

This cool and laid back neighbourhood joint is all about chalkboards & marble counters. A simple yet delicious seasonal menu is offered, and the brunch in particular is very interesting. In season, you can enjoy Portland’s variety delicious pastries and homemade ricotta on their yellow patio, or snuggle into one of their caramel-leather booth while keeping an eye on the pastry counter.


Bar Buca

The little sister of Buca Restaurant, Bar Buca, is open from 7:30am daily. That is one of the reasons why it’s the ideal breakfast and brunch spot for those craving authentic Italian coffee and homemade pastries. Chef Rob Gentile’s creative menu is perfect for a quick bite, with items like baked eggs with ricotta or semolina pancakes. The zeppoles are also a must-try, to eat on the spot or to go.


La Palma

The couple’s behind successful restaurant Campagnolo,  Craig Harding and Alexandra Hutchison,  decided to open La Palma after a trip to California. And it’s pretty much a home run. This “Venice Beach inspired” restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. Good thing the food is as nice as the decor. At La Palma, you can enjoy an Italian-inspired menu with a Californian twist. Think Avocado Crostini, baked eggs and “the perfect” breakfast croissant…

By: Catherine Maisonneuve – totimes.ca




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