As I discover my new city of Toronto, I will write about my favorite places for shopping & good eats (two of my favorite activities). My friends here love to brunch so most weekends we all get together and have brunch. You know the gays love to brunch. These guys know what the best places for brunch are all over the city.
Yeah I ate the chicken & waffles (photo above) at The Drake’s Sky Yard and it was delicious! Check out which 5 restaurants made it on the list so far on the next part of the post.
We used to go here a lot in the beginning until one day we had an incident we coined “Salad Gate”. Salad Gate came about when we complained about the salad missing some ingredients that they used to have such as candied walnuts, sliced onions & peppers on mixed field greens with a lemon honey vinaigrette dressing. What we got instead was spring mix from a box that you get from the grocery store. The complaint made its way to Twitter and an employee proceeded to insult their patrons through twitter without the consent of his employer. We did get an apology from the restaurant’s twitter account but never came back again. This incident even had a hashtag #SaladGate which can be searched on Twitter for the full incident details. Considering Fire on the East Side is actually Fly Nightclub at night, they served decent brunches, great cocktails (as they should) and banana bread which on the 3 times I’ve been twice it was burnt. I think the cook/baker was still tired from last night’s party LOL
Wish is just a stone’s throw away from where I live and it has a cute little patio with cute little servers. The decor is kind of like weathered white picket fences contrasted by the clean and crisp presentation of the food that you could compare to a high end restaurant. This is a great place to take someone on a casual brunch date. Polished but not stuffy.
Located in the heart of the gay village, Fuzion has great outdoor garden seating in the summer and a bar, restaurant & lounge. Great for cocktails and tapas as well as brunch.
The Drake Hotel’s Sky Yard is the perfect place to be on a nice Summer day. They have a great brunch menu from waffles & fried chicken to your classic eggs benny.
Smith is in the heart of Church Street and used to be an uber trendy bar called Straight. What I loved about this place was the cute decor mostly remnants from the club it used to be. The table settings were composed of mismatched granny type china and cuttlery which made it quaint and unique. The brunch menu is your standard Eggs Benny, Omelets, French Toast and my favourite, the Fried Egg Sammie and everything was done impeccably from taste to presentation. I used to eat Fried Egg Sammies at my favourite spot in Vancouver’s Gastown so you could say I’m an expert.