1. MILDREDS TEMPLE KITCHEN
The restaurant is located in the heart of trendy Liberty Village. Mildred’s fluffy pancakes perfectly drizzled with syrup, a dollop of whipped cream and fresh blueberry compote are only the most delectable pancakes in the city voted by Brunch lovers alike. To top it off there's a distinct emphasis on homegrown ingredients. Diners take much pleasure in feasting inside this open, modern and beautifully decorated spot.
MUST HAVE: BRUNCH
Mrs. Bierdhof’s Legendary Light & Fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes!
(Maple Syrup + Fresh Blueberry Compote + Light Whipped Cream)
85 Hanna Ave, Toronto
2. FLOR DE SAL
Owner Cristina Dacosta introduces Southern European, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Executive Chef Roberto Fracchioni describes it as old-world comfort food a grandmother from Portugal, Spain, Italy or Côte d'Azur would make, but with an upscale, modern twist.
MUST HAVE: DINNER
(Clams + Shrimp + Daily Fish + Sweet Peppers + Tomato + White Wine & White Port Broth)
A traditional Portuguese delicacy!
501 Davenport Rd, Toronto
A new destination for Japanese street style snacks and drinks just north of Dundas, west of Ossington, owned by Leemo Han of OddSeoul The menu here is truly crave-worthy featuring Japanese flavors and techniques presented in an unparalleled American style with flea market décor.
MUST HAVE: LATE NIGHT EATS
(Japanese Curry Chicken + Jamaican Slaw + Coco Bun)
2 Lakeview Ave, Toronto
Byblos represents a union of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients. Using classic cooking techniques and modern methods, Executive Chef Stuart Cameron has created dishes that showcase the regionally specific spices and flavors of the Middle East region. The menu is a true coastal and cultural mosaic, served family style in a cordial atmosphere.
MUST HAVE: TAPAS
Turkish Manti Dumplings ($14)
Smokey Eggplant + Yogurt Sauce + Molasses
11 Duncan St. Toronto
5. RACA CAFÉ & BAR
An extraordinary Toronto Chef Ivana Raca opens one of the city's most exciting new restaurants. Fine dining makes it’s way to Parkdale serving up exquisitely crafted home-style food from Brunch, Lunch to Dinner.
MUST HAVE: LUNCH
(Roasted Mushroom Cream Sauce + Fontina + Shaved Black Truffle)
1704 Queen St W, Toronto
6. CHARMAINE SWEETS
Charmaine uses only the best seasonal ingredients and her pantry is stocked with European style butter, fresh nuts and premium Lindt dark chocolate. Stop by for a baked treat and coffee or order your sweets ahead of time! The freshly made macaroons are unparalleled and make customers reminisce about cafes in Paris.
MUST HAVE: DESSERT
Blue Hazelnut Macaroons
115 Vanderhoof Ave. Toronto
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