Sunday lunch with baby - preferably on a shady patio - central or east
Can anyone suggest a baby-friendly place for lunch on Sunday? There will be 5 of us, plus the baby, who is 2 months old. He'll be in his stroller (so there will need to be a bit of room beside the table). He likes noise, so a roadside patio is ideal (also, that way we can easily take him for a walk if he gets fussy).
Central downtown, midtown, or as far east as leslieville would be best. I'd considered ceilidh cottage, but if I remember correctly, the patio's entirely in the sun - while that's not out of the question, shade would be better so we don't have to worry about keeping the baby covered. We're open to most types of cuisine, though probably not Asian. Price isn't really an issue.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated - am interested in non-patio options as well, in case it isn't a nice day. Bonus points for somewhere that takes reservations.
Thanks in advance.
There's a lovely, shady patio behind Ezra's Pound on Dupont and it's not usually that busy, especially if you go on the earlier end (think they open at 9 or 10). They don't have extensive brunch options but they have croissants and other pastries, yoghurt and granola and I think maybe one egg dish, plus some salads and sandwiches. Coffee is very good.
The other option would be Beast - stellar reviews on the food (I can sing their praises for dinner but haven't tried brunch yet), pretty front patio, which I think is shady, and apparently not all that busy (I assume they take reservations).
238 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R1V7, CA