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Oct 31, 2007 07:56 AM

Organic/naturally raised brunch in Toronto?

hi all, i'm wondering if you know of any good places that serve brunch in toronto that are organic or naturally raised (eggs, and meat like chicken and beef [not pork])?

i usually go to yasi's place, but i was looking for something different to try.

i tried café vert and they aren't even organic (if they run out of the limited supply they replace it with non organic stuff from no frills).

i've tried the old nick, they're not bad.

by the way café was fair to poor.

i'm looking for something with a better reputation for organics (that actually maintains its naturally raised/organic integrity)... and of course, that tastes good.

please send your suggestions my way!

much appreciated, thanks!

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  1. I had a great brunch at the Niagara Street Café sometime last year. According to them, they're committed to local, naturally-raised, organic ingredients.

    It can get busy, so I suggest a reservation.


    Niagara Street Cafe
    169 Niagara St, Toronto, ON M5V1C9, CA

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    1. re: xtal

      thanks, my girlfriend and i were thinking about going there. we'll check it out for sure.

    2. Haven't tried the brunch yet, but Globe might be a good option. Many of their items are local and naturally raised. I'm sure you could email them to find out more about their sourcing of ingredients.

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      1. re: phoenikia

        Big Momma's Boy in Cabbagetown does lots of organic and local food and their brunch menu looks quite good - we've only gone for dinner and that is always enjoyable.

        They are also very aware of allergies and food restrictions and generally seem to take a lot of pride in knowing what's in their food and where it came from.

        1. re: shana

          thanks for your input, that sounds like a great option!

      2. We just tried the Rice Bar on Augusta in Kensington Market for the first time and was very pleasantly suprised at both the taste and the quality of their offerings. And their ingredients are advertised as being organic/naturally raised.

        Here's a link to their weekend brunch menu http://www.ricebar.ca/brunch.html . I went during the week and now would also like to try their brunch as well.

        1. Mocha mocha has organic eggs or something like that. I highly recommend their egg breakfasts. The coffee is fair trade, too. It's located at Danforth and Logan.

          1. sadie's diner (infor here: http://www.myspace.com/sadiesdiner) has organic eggs. it's adorable - was there last weekend and enjoyed it a lot.