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Where to take my staff for a week DAY brunch north of Bloor St?

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toniad Dec 8, 2011 12:07 PM

How hard is it to find a nice brunch spot, suitable for colleagues, north of Bloor St?

Looking for something like Mildred's Temple Kitchen. The Drake would have been good if it wasn't so far south. It must be open for brunch during the week.

Please help! Thank you!

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Mildred's Temple Kitchen
85 Hanna Avenue, Toronto, ON M6K 3S3, CA

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    peppermint pate RE: toniad Dec 8, 2011 01:24 PM

    Tall order. I'm hard pressed to come up with a great brunch spot north of Bloor on the weekEND, never mind midweek. I honestly don't think there's any place like MTK or The Drake north of Bloor - period. I haven't tried it yet but Fanny Chadwick on Dupont opens for lunch at 11 and they have an all-day breakfast and some lunchy brunchy items like a club and grilled cheese. There's also Bar Centrale, near Yonge and Summerhill, that opens at 8 for breakfast during the week - they have a few egg dishes, these things they call Scandanavian pancakes (more like little puffed dough balls) with nutella and jam, yoghurt and granola, etc. Definitely on the spendy side but good. There's also the new Aroma outpost in Forest Hill Village - they serve an Israeli breakfast, french toast (never tried it), sandwiches, etc. but no bacon or pancakes. Decent coffee.

    1. TorontoJo RE: toniad Dec 8, 2011 01:40 PM

      If you don't mind being just a couple of blocks South of Bloor, I'd recommend Lola's Kitchen on Church St. Great food, interesting menu, nice atmosphere.

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        kwass RE: TorontoJo Dec 8, 2011 04:59 PM

        You took the words right out of my mouth!!

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          peppermint pate RE: TorontoJo Dec 8, 2011 05:47 PM

          I like Lola's a lot - didn't realize they serve breakfast/brunch items during the week. I need to go there more often! Definitely the closest vibe to some place like The Drake.

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            TorontoJo RE: peppermint pate Dec 8, 2011 05:51 PM

            Yep, they open at 8am on weekdays!

            http://lolaskitchen.ca/category/menu/

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          JennaBean RE: toniad Dec 8, 2011 01:57 PM

          Not at all like Mildred's or the Drake BUT Boom is on St. Clair... not my thing but some people dig it.

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            toniad RE: JennaBean Dec 8, 2011 07:21 PM

            Thanks everyone!
            I couldn't really think of anything either. How can this be possible in Toronto, with a sea of restaurants?

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              iMarilyn RE: toniad Dec 9, 2011 04:50 AM

              Most think brunch is a weekend thing.

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            garfield RE: toniad Dec 9, 2011 12:56 PM

            Try cafe mirage at Yonge and sheppard

            I liked the French toast recently

            Here is their brunch menu

            http://www.cafe-mirage.com/menu/m_2_b...

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