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Sunday brunch recommendations

shannyb Oct 12, 2006 03:47 PM

My in-laws have our daughter for the weekend!! Which means my husband and I (among other things :)) can go for brunch on Sunday.
We have always been big fans of Xacutti and Mildred Pearce but are looking for some new suggestions.

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    WineWidow RE: shannyb Oct 12, 2006 05:19 PM

    Oh, love the Xacutti but haven't done brunch there in a long time -- do they still have the cardamom biscuits? Soooo good.

    My other favorite brunch spot is the Old York Tavern. Really, really good Eggs Benedict that I will drive in from Hamilton to enjoy. It's on Niagara, just south of King.

    I've also had brunch at Bar Italia, but I don't remember much about it so it couldn't have been that great.

    1. AmandaEd RE: shannyb Oct 12, 2006 08:26 PM

      Xacutti's our fave!

      Haven't yet tried it, but many hounds seem to be raving about Dessert Trends bistro (www.desserttrends.ca)...it's top of my list!

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        pescatarian RE: AmandaEd Oct 12, 2006 08:46 PM

        mmm, the food looks great, will have to try it!

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          cwong5 RE: AmandaEd Oct 13, 2006 01:40 PM

          Dessert Trend is GREAT!

        2. mtampoya RE: shannyb Oct 12, 2006 08:51 PM

          Try Kultura on King East and Brassaii on King West.


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            Mushka RE: shannyb Oct 13, 2006 01:25 AM

            If the weather is nice, why not try Boho or River, both on Roncesvalles, and then head over to High Park for a hike. Butler's Pantry on Roncie also has fabulous French Toast.

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              bestandworst RE: shannyb Oct 13, 2006 04:29 AM

              Dessert trends serves great food and coffee in a modest cafe setting. The apple pancake is quite amazing. The crab sandwich too!

              Brassaii is very nice for brunch and Thuet is awesome!

              Haven't been to Kultura yet, but as I have read, the hounds love it for the most part.

              Then there is The Senator. Fresh diner breakfast that always satisfies.

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                miranda RE: shannyb Oct 13, 2006 02:02 PM

                Brunch last weekend at Cantina on College at Grace was delightful...fresh new face on the block...afterwards wandering the College St Strip is great...Miranda

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                  Delish RE: miranda Oct 13, 2006 02:23 PM

                  Actually, it's Cucina - and I've yet to go for brunch, but with the exception of one burnt pizza that my server offered to "cut the burnt parts off" everything I've had there has been great!

                  A little further west on the south side of College is Flight 55. Had brunch there last weekend and was mostly impressed... They're somewhat new on the block, but they're off to a great start in my opinion!

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                  gigi RE: shannyb Oct 13, 2006 03:45 PM

                  My two brunch favourites are Swan and Sugar - both on Queen West, Swan being closer to Crawford, and Sugar being two blocks west of that. Swan has amazing espresso based coffee and large portions of delicious brunch food, and Sugar's portions are more modest but wonderful flavours! We live in the Beaches, and have no problem driving to the west end to go to these places!!

                  1. mtampoya RE: shannyb Oct 13, 2006 04:54 PM

                    I also like Swan, but man, is that place hard to get into. Go early.

                    1. nummanumma RE: shannyb Oct 13, 2006 08:02 PM

                      Further than Swan, before Sugar is Bar One. I'd go so far as to recommend that you have the sausage hash or the ovo buco (sp?_) (mmmmmmmm- and prosecco by the glass- what more could you ask for?)

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                        gigi RE: nummanumma Nov 26, 2006 01:38 PM

                        I like Bar One as well, but the coffee is sooooo good at Swan. If you go before 11 it's usually good. Sugar is superb as well, but small and difficult to score a seat.

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