Sunday Brunch – Beast

Beast Restaurant 96 Tecumseth Street 647-352-6000 brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $57 I’m breaking our ethical policy here. We normally prefer not to “review” places where we know the chef or owners. Just so that if it’s a bad review, nobody is hurt when their pal Sheryl disses their grub. And […]

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Sunday Brunch – La Palette

La Palette 492 Queen Street West 416-603-4900 brunch for two with all taxes tip and coffee: $45 La Palette is now considered a Kensington Market landmark, serving up classic French food in an adorable little bistro. So fans were rightly pleased when owners Shamez Amlani and Brook Kavanagh announced they’d be taking over the old […]

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Sunday Brunch – Chuck & Co.

Chuck and Co. 126 Atlantic Avenue 416-533-3500 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30 Messy. And that’s not a bad thing. Known for their handmade gourmet burgers, you wouldn’t expect a burger place to do up fancy brunch. And to be fair, the selection of breakfast sandwiches is pretty straightforward. This is […]

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Sunday Brunch – Henhouse

Henhouse 1532 Dundas Street West 416-534-5939 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $32 Skinny jeans, plaid shirts, iPhones… when did crusty old Dundas West become the land of the hipster? Or is it because the area is still kind of crusty that the hipsters flock to it? In any case, throughout our […]

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Sunday Brunch – Cowbell

Cowbell 1564 Queen Street West 416-849-1095 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $50 Since it opened in 2007, Cowbell has never been open on Sunday. Chef/owner Mark Cutrara set that day aside to spend with his family. The idea of Sunday being family day is a big one in the Parkdale neighbourhood […]

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Sunday Brunch – Morning Glory

Morning Glory 457 King Street East 416-703-4728 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30 Morning Glory is one of those neighbourhood joints that fly under the radar. A popular Corktown breakfast spot since December 2003, it now tends to get overshadowed by Gilead Café, just around the corner. But on the Sunday […]

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Sunday Brunch – Nyood

Nyood 1096 Queen Street West 416-466-1888 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $50 Those folks that make the clam and tomato juice are on some kind of campaign to make the Caesar Canada’s official cocktail but they’ll get no support from me to do it. The very last thing I want to […]

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Sunday Brunch – Merci Mon Ami

Merci Mon Ami 171 East Liberty Street, #107 647-436-3832 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $40 As had been made evident on this site before, I am not a patio person, especially a streetside patio. But on a quiet Sunday morning, my bags loaded with goodies from the Liberty Village farmers market, […]

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Sunday Brunch – Sage West

Sage West – Closed 924 College Street 647-346-6183 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30 Most people are probably more familiar with Sage Café on McCaul Street than they are with her sister restaurant Sage West. It’s one of those places you really want to like; it’s a pretty space that doubles […]

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Sunday Brunch – Bonjour Brioche

Bonjour Brioche 812 Queen Street East 416-406-1250 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $25 (cash only) People seem to either love or hate Bonjour Brioche. I regularly come across raves about their exquisite pastries and breads, but the service, and the line-up on weekends, can be a sticking point. In fact, in […]

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Sunday Brunch – Cafe Du Lac

Café du Lac 2350 Lakeshore Boulevard West 416-848-7381 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30 If Toronto wasn’t already known as a brunch town, just wait until people really start feeling the recession pinch. Already considered much more economical and family-friendly than dinner at a high-end restaurant or a business lunch, brunch […]

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Sunday Brunch – The Ultimate Cafe

Ultimate Café 293 King Street West 416-977-9690 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30   Ultimate is a big claim when it comes to a restaurant. Working with the definition “not to be improved upon or surpassed”, calling yourself the ultimate anything sets the standard of quality pretty darn high. Higher than […]

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Sunday Brunch – Lula Lounge

Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street West 416-588-0307 brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $34   “Hey, did you know Lula does brunch?” my husband asked, waving a colourful postcard that he had found on the sidewalk at me. “We should go!” And so we do, because we like brunch and because we’ve […]

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Sunday Brunch – Dunn’s Famous

Dunn’s Famous 284A King Street West 416-599-5464 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $34 I’m still looking for a Jewish Grandma. Seriously, there must be some kind-hearted elderly lady out there hoping for someone to drop by and eat their homemade gefilte fish. Call me. In the meantime, until someone adopts me, […]

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Sunday Brunch – Rustic Cosmo

Rustic Cosmo 1278 Queen Street West 416-531-4924 brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30 I am, admittedly, one of those people who go out for brunch specifically because I hate making eggs benedict at home. It’s not that I can’t, but the endeavour inevitably leaves me cranky, covered in hollandaise and left […]

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Sunday Brunch – Oyster Boy

  Oyster Boy 872 Queen Street West 416-534-3432 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $55 Walking along Queen West on a sunny morning heading to Oyster Boy, a car passed us blaring a tune that was predominantly accordion music. We couldn’t really tell if it was a Newfoundland jig or some “welcome […]

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Sunday Brunch – The Beaver

  The Beaver 1192 Queen Street West 416-537-2768 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee and juice: $34 Beaver Loves You.   The sentiment may be genuine, pre-emptive or merely provocative; (“Dude, I love beaver too!!”) but there’s no denying that the note on the bill at this funky restaurant on the edge […]

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Sunday Brunch – Mitzi’s Sister

  Mitzi’s Sister 1554 Queen Street West 416-532-2570 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip, plus coffee and juice: $40 I have a love/hate relationship with the brunch at Mitzi’s Sister. I love the homey, laid back vibe, the friendly servers, the eclectic tunes, and the constantly changing garnishes on what is likely my favourite […]

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Sunday Brunch – beerbistro

beerbistro 18 King Street East 416-861-9872 Three course brunch for two with all taxes and tip: $90 There’s an old cliché about the difference between night and day, but I’ve actually found a good example for which to apply it. I guess you could say I’m one of those “sensitive types”, or maybe my hearing […]

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Mitzi’s Cafe and Gallery

Mitzi’s Café & Gallery 100 Sorauren Avenue (at Pearson) 416-588-1234 lunch for two with coffee, tax and tip; $35, cash only Think for a moment about your perfect neighbourhood café. It would be small and cozy, hidden from the beaten path, but still busy enough to flourish. There would be funky mismatched furniture, artwork on […]

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