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Sunday Brunch in Toronto

Jakis Dec 13, 2012 08:11 AM

Planning to go out for a brunch this Sunday and can't decide where to go. I love beast brunch so have been thinking about going there but would love to hear some other good options. Has anyone been to County General for Brunch?

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  1. MissBingBing RE: Jakis Dec 13, 2012 10:00 AM

    Get there early. It's not a very large room.

    1. justsayn RE: Jakis Dec 13, 2012 05:48 PM

      I have now been 3 times for brunch. 2 weeks ago I was "forced" to go against my preference of a million other places I would rather eat brunch. The music was SO loud we had to yell at each other. The person next to us told his friends he was scoping out a way to cut the speaker wires. It was unbelievable. The chicken sandwich is still a tiny sandwich for the $ and it relies on the attraction of being fried and complete with avocada because there really is no other redeeming quality, save the cute little milk bun. I agreed to go because secretly I expected it to be lined up around the corner but just my luck we were seated right away...

      To be fair, the music was a new problem so I don't know if it was just more bad luck or not?

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        szw RE: Jakis Dec 13, 2012 05:54 PM

        Please go to white brick kitchen on bloor! The food really is great...

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          justsayn RE: szw Dec 13, 2012 08:36 PM

          +1 Their beef bacon is delicious and the burger is a hidden gem! English muffins are doughy. Has anybody tried the fried chicken?

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            szw RE: justsayn Dec 13, 2012 11:58 PM

            The fried chix is great

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              justsayn RE: szw Dec 15, 2012 05:22 PM

              Great to hear. Reminds me that I need to get back to Hadley's for their awesome fried chicken and french toast! mmmmmm

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                LexiFirefly RE: justsayn Dec 15, 2012 06:26 PM

                Check their Twitter. A little unreliable but they always post when they have the fried chicken French toast.

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                  justsayn RE: LexiFirefly Dec 15, 2012 11:42 PM

                  Thanks for the heads up! Now following.

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            foodiction2 RE: szw Dec 13, 2012 09:01 PM

            Another +1 for this

            Still never understand why there isn't a line around the block for this place!

            Fried chicken is amazing, crispy but not too greasy. Also enjoyed their breakfast and BLT.

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              justsayn RE: foodiction2 Dec 14, 2012 06:37 AM

              shhhhhhhh ; )

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                kwass RE: justsayn Dec 14, 2012 09:00 AM

                Dying to try WBK! Only heard great things about it! To the OP: Try it so you can report back to us.

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            frostie RE: Jakis Dec 13, 2012 07:25 PM

            I've had a good number of great brunches at Marben, but those were back in the days when Carl Heinrich was still the chef. I haven't been back in a while, but from what I remember, it's always been spot on.

            1. prima RE: Jakis Dec 14, 2012 09:09 AM

              The Saint
              Red Fish
              White Brick Kitchen

              Interesting both White Brick Kitchen and Red Fish are serving banana bread French toast for brunch.

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                kwass RE: prima Dec 14, 2012 09:17 AM

                The Saint is on my list as well. Edward Levesque's Kitchen sounds pretty good too.


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                  justsayn RE: kwass Dec 14, 2012 10:38 AM

                  The Saint brunch has great service and very good food. Their choice of music irks me so we don't go back. It is a blend made by a random selector of music of every known genre from 1930 - 2018.

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                    prima RE: justsayn Dec 14, 2012 11:14 AM

                    ha ha. Good to know.

                    I liked the music at Habits Gastropub- all 70s & 80s classic rock/top 40 while I was there a few weeks ago. I was there after brunch ended, but I did enjoy the poutine that's also available on the regular menu. The mac & cheese was a little heavy on the truffle oil. Portions were generous. Thought Habits was a good down-to-earth pub brunch option for College Street just west of Little Italy.

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                  kwass RE: prima Dec 14, 2012 09:18 AM

                  +1 Red Fish

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                    justsayn RE: prima Dec 14, 2012 10:35 AM

                    I had the banana bread ft at WBK also. It was very good. It was literally banana bread made as french toast. It was great - that being said I would have much preferred a banana bread inspired french toast so that it wouldn't be so dessert-like. It was 3 thick pieces of banana bread with chocolate chips and then caramel and cream etc. Also had the pancakes - gingerbread or something and found them to be way over seasoned for my pref.

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                      prima RE: justsayn Dec 14, 2012 11:11 AM

                      The banana bread French Toast at Red Fish comes with a peanut butter mousse. Maybe that would be a little less dessert-like?

                      I like Cinnamon Bun French Toast. Has anyone seen that it TO lately?

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                        kwass RE: prima Dec 14, 2012 11:40 AM

                        Cinnamon Bun French Toast...OMG I'm getting hungry just thinking about that.

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                        kwass RE: justsayn Dec 14, 2012 11:39 AM

                        I think dessert-like french toast sounds divine...yummmm!!!

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                          justsayn RE: kwass Dec 14, 2012 12:16 PM

                          Then you may not want to leave the place ; )

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                            kwass RE: justsayn Dec 14, 2012 01:18 PM

                            I probably wouldn't. I could have the french toast for brunch, and the fried chicken for dinner.

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                              justsayn RE: kwass Dec 15, 2012 05:22 PM

                              : )

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                      EverymanJack RE: Jakis Dec 14, 2012 12:08 PM

                      I'm a big proponent of Fanny Chackwicke's right now. Ask for some of their homemade hot sauce (scotch bonnet!)

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                        kwass RE: EverymanJack Dec 14, 2012 12:17 PM

                        Their banana pancakes sound so good. I've been wanting to try that place for a long time.

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                          justsayn RE: kwass Dec 14, 2012 12:28 PM

                          banana pancakes were not on the menu when i was there. Wow sounds great!

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                            kwass RE: justsayn Dec 14, 2012 01:16 PM

                            I know! They're buttermilk banana pancakes, and I'm dying to try them!

                      2. kwass RE: Jakis Dec 14, 2012 12:26 PM

                        Stockyards also makes a really good brunch. Their griddle cakes are unbelievable, as is the Stockyard Breakfast Sandwich. They have a lot of other good brunch menu items as well.

                        1. kwass RE: Jakis Dec 14, 2012 01:20 PM

                          Lola's Kitchen is also a nice place for brunch.

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                            Jakis RE: kwass Dec 16, 2012 05:03 PM

                            Ended up going to Stockyards for brunch this morning. It was great! I had the biscuits with sausage gravy and my gf ordered the griddle cakes. We also ordered a side of pit beans. It was all delicious! Favorites for me were the pit beans and sausage gravy. Next on the list is White Brick Kitchen.


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                              kwass RE: Jakis Dec 16, 2012 05:46 PM

                              So glad you enjoyed it! Make sure you report back after you've gone to WBK.

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