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Toronto Gourmet Brunch suggestions

I'm looking for suggestions for a gourmet brunch place in Toronto. We already frequent some solid brunch establishments like Auntie's and Uncles, Bonjour Brioche, and La Palette. But my girlfriend wants an "over-the-top" brunch for her birthday. We're not looking fancy brunch buffet some of the nicer hotels run, but more like a place that would serve Lobster Eggs Benny or Truffled Omelettes type menu.


Bonjour Brioche
812 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

La Palette
492 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

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  1. That'd be your Hoof Cafe.

    1. Check out the Sunday brunch menu at Globe Bistro. It's a smallish menu, but everything is fantastic and the space is beautiful, so it would probably feel "celebratory".


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      1. re: TorontoJo

        What would you recommend TorontoJo? A group of friends and I might go this Sunday!

        1. re: msprnt

          The goat cheese crepes are really good, if you're looking for a sweet choice. I love the bacon and egger and my husband basically inhales the steak and eggs. Next on my list to tackle is the swine and dine -- pork six ways!

          The bacon from cumbrae's is delish and the side orders are huge and enough to share amongst two or three people.

          1. re: TorontoJo

            thanks! i'm thinking about the swine and dine!! ... but i'm also thinking about the sandwich since i've read that it's is quite generous in size....

            good to know that the sides are huge! ... looking forward to this, haven't had brunch on a sunday in a long while! i'll call to make reservations soon

      2. Second the recommendation for Globe Bistro.

        Also, Simple Bistro and Le Petit Dejeuner:


        Le Petit Dejeuner
        191 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1J5, CA

        Simple Bistro
        619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

        1. I would normally echo Globe but given your description try C5. Had an excellent brunch there this past weekend, definitely what you are looking for. Wife had the bacon stuffed pancakes with foie gras torchon, I had the lobster english muffin. The bacon menu is a thing of beauty too... the guanciale in particular was amazing.

          1. I really love Le Petit Dejeuner's brunch, but I am not sure if I would call it "gourmet"?
            Hoof Cafe, all the way :) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/727281

            My mouth waters just thinking about it.


            Le Petit Dejeuner
            191 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1J5, CA

            1. HOOF CAFE, best B in the city now, they blow everyone else out of the water. You should order 2 salty mains, then split a sweet B for dessert, the suckling pig benny is ridiculous, the waffles are insane, the pig tail and grits is really good, the pig tail is done like similar to scrapple where they make a block out of minced pig tail and crisp pan fry it

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              1. re: Bobby Wham

                Frank at the AGO does a lovely brunch and create your own flights of wine.

              2. Gallery Grill at Hart House is a really nice space and food is great at lunch (I haven't been for brunch), although not so big on the lux ingredients per se. Actually looking at the menu it's not terribly "brunch", so maybe not what you are looking for this time, but I'll throw it out there anyway :)

                Gallery Grill
                7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

                1. Franks at AGO. take her if you want to break up. my wife was mad at me for a week because everything we ordered was beyond disgusting. maybe an off day, but then this was in the realm of stale food with yuckie smell