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best french toast in toronto?

awale12 Feb 9, 2014 08:18 PM

Where can I find the best french toast in toronto?

  1. prima Feb 10, 2014 04:55 AM

    My friends who go out of their way for French Toast like the version at Bonjour Brioche.

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      rationallawyer Feb 10, 2014 07:05 AM

      New Yorker Deli on Bay Street South of Bloor. Discussion over.

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        magic Feb 10, 2014 07:07 AM

        United Bakers makes a nice french toast.

        Also, Le Petit Déjeuner on King makes a lovely one.

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        1. re: magic
          awale12 Feb 10, 2014 03:26 PM

          United bakers is actually right infront of my condo, i've never checked it out but I will be sure to go sometime this week.

        2. happycamper Feb 10, 2014 07:17 AM

          DT Bistro on Harbord serves a lovely, fluffly, maple-syrup-drizzled version.

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            julesrules Feb 10, 2014 07:20 AM

            Cafe Fiorentina on the Danforth has a really nice version.. thick cut brioche, lots of custardy interior but nicely browned outside and served with soft whipped cream, house fruit preserves and syrup.

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            1. re: julesrules
              awale12 Feb 10, 2014 03:27 PM

              Wow just reading that made me want to drool. I've always loved thick cuts for french toast.

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                magic Feb 10, 2014 04:43 PM

                It's a pretty basic challah french toast (regular sliced, not thick cut). Nothing fancy.

                And I like it a lot. Get some latkes while there. Heaven. Have fun!

            2. justsayn Feb 10, 2014 07:40 AM

              Depends on your personal preference of course. Thick vs thin. Lightly coated or heavily soaked in the batter. Egg bread VS french stick VS brioche. I highly recommend The Senator and L'Ouvrier. The Swan also has delicious FT.

              Haven't tried the others listed so far.

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                peppermint pate Feb 10, 2014 08:12 AM

                I have a lot of love for the one from Delux - with bananas, dulce de leche and whipped cream. Good coffee too. Swoon.

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                  kwass Feb 10, 2014 08:37 AM

                  Deluxe makes a ridiculously good french toast. So does Brooklyn Tavern, which makes a creme brule french toast.

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                    awale12 Feb 10, 2014 03:28 PM

                    Wow that sounds mouth watering. I love creme brule. Do they have any other fun flavours there?

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                      kwass Feb 10, 2014 03:32 PM

                      No creme brule is the only one. Here is the menu:


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                        justsayn Feb 10, 2014 04:37 PM

                        You may wish to check out Insomnia for:

                        Citrus Spiked French Toast or

                        Heaven on Earth French toast, berries, cream cheese, honey

                  2. justsayn Feb 19, 2014 07:19 PM

                    Barque posted this recipe but it doesn't seem to be on their menu. I noticed though that they do have a brie apple French toast.


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                      kwass Feb 20, 2014 04:41 AM

                      I saw that. It looks fantastic!!!!

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                        awale12 Feb 22, 2014 12:05 PM

                        Yum! Looks mouth watering!

                      2. elvisahmed Feb 19, 2014 10:13 PM

                        Cafe Belong version was the tops in the places I have tried.
                        Bivy and 25 Liberty are decent as well
                        Stout Irish Pub was a surprise as well.
                        Will try out the other versions mentioned here

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                        1. re: elvisahmed
                          kwass Feb 20, 2014 04:41 AM

                          Why is Cafe Belong's version so good?

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                            elvisahmed Feb 20, 2014 07:58 AM

                            The portion is a decent size. I liked the apple compote on the side as well. Real Maple Syrup.
                            Here is a picture

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                              kwass Feb 20, 2014 08:18 AM

                              That does look yummy! I'm going to have to try that :)

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                                awale12 Feb 22, 2014 12:07 PM

                                Wow, I HAVE to try that!

                                1. re: awale12
                                  elvisahmed Feb 22, 2014 07:28 PM

                                  Yeah Cafe Belong is quite good and filling.
                                  Here are the pics for the one from Bivy (oranges slices on the side)and 25 Liberty (almond topping)

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                            mskatsam Feb 20, 2014 11:58 AM

                            Café Belong at Brickworks was quite yummy.

                            1. kwass Mar 28, 2014 11:52 AM

                              I thought this might interest you. BlogTo just did a list of the best places in TO for french toast.


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                                kwass Apr 6, 2014 10:20 AM

                                On the BlogTo list was the french toast from Pain Perdu, which I tried today after reading the description. The french toast is actually called Pain Perdu on the menu, and it's more like a bread pudding than it is traditional french toast. Instead of maple syrup, it's covered in creme anglaise and berries. Words can't describe how good it is!!

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                                  julesrules Apr 7, 2014 09:07 AM

                                  I believe the Bonjour Brioche one is more like a bread pudding too. I don't doubt they are good but I like french toast to be browned in butter for that browned butter flavour, so I appreciate it when people make the distinction. Thanks :)

                                  1. re: julesrules
                                    kwass Apr 7, 2014 09:26 AM

                                    It's definitely not browned in butter, but definitely something worth trying. It was really wonderful!

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