Big night out Saturday? Long drive home Sunday? Whatever your plans, nothing beats a hearty and relaxed Sunday brunch in Toronto. Here are three ideas for where to fill your tummy, down a Bloody Mary, or fall back in love with maple syrup from Canada:
Globe Bistro in Danforth may be a bit on the classy side if all you need is to nurse your hangover, but if you’re the kind of eater that appreciates local and organic, this is the spot. Start off with a smoothie or squash chips; get full on pork six ways, free-range egg omelettes, Ottawa cheddar, Yukon gold rosti, Saskatoon vinaigrette, Niagara black cherries, or French Toast made with vanilla brioche and maple candied walnuts. Needless to say, whatever you order arrives at the table looking absolutely spectacular.
Boom Breakfast & Co. on College Street has some killer omelettes, like Caprese (Bocconcini cheese, tomato and basil pesto), Smokin’ Salmon (Nanuk smoked salmon, cream cheese and green onions), and Acapulco Gold (chorizo, bell peppers and green onions). Other dishes include Kissadillas (chorizo, onions and cheese scrambled into eggs, tortilla-wrapped and served with salsa, refried beans, and sour cream) and a handful of different kinds of Eggs Benedict, some with baby spinach or peameal bacon to go with that yummy hollandaise sauce. Boom also offers free coffee and tea with their breakfast combos.
Table 17 in Leslieville/Riverside is a bit cozy but serves phenomenal dishes that tend to rotate in availability based on seasonal offerings from local farmers. Frittata; Neapolitan Eggs; toast with fresh ricotta, nutmeg, honey, chevre with thyme and berries, Ontario cheddar and gala apples… and let’s not forget the Mimosa, Belini with seasonal fruits, or “Bloody Maria!”