Brunch is a celebrated past-time of mine. Done correctly, it's an especially comforting weekend treat that can start your day off right. Here is a list of 4 restaurants that I think do brunch right in Toronto. If you ever see me, feel free to pull up a chair and say hello!
- Le Select Bistro - 432 Wellington Street West
Le Select has this great blend of atmosphere, good food, and fair prices, that makes it one of my favorite places to get brunch in the city. The cosy French atmosphere, and the simple but delicious food, make for one of the best places to dine with family and friends on the weekend. If you're in the neighborhood, I strongly suggest you stop by and try the Braised Brisket on Brioche!
- The Old Mill - 21 Old Mill Road
Atmosphere is something The Old Mill has an abundance of; as soon as you step through the doors, you feel transported into another era. While the pricing might be prohibit The Old Mill from being a weekly ritual, it's definitely perfect for a special Mother's Day brunch.
- Spring Villa - 7301 Woodbine Ave
Now, I know what you're thinking, but Spring Villa 100% deserves to be amongst these other, more traditional brunch establishments. I've been all around the world and I guarantee that nobody does Dim Sum quite like Toronto. Spring Villa is one of my favorite Dim Sum restaurants; it's clean, fair priced, and certainly delicious. Why not change your brunch routine up every once in a while a try out Spring Villa for size? Also, they offer an early bird discount if you get there before 11!
- Saving Grace - 907 Dundas Street West
A nice hidden gem in Little Portugal, Saving Grace is bright, airy, and perfect for when you want something a little "lighter" than your traditional brunch. The food seems to be fresher and crisper, and their is a definite focus on organic here. The small room may fit 20 people at most, so be prepared to wait. Saving Grace is a mixed bag for a lot of people; you either love it or hate it. I'm definitely in the first group.
Have any other great brunch suggestions? I'd love to hear them! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org