After dark or afternoon, Drake always comes through. Toronto Life calls it a “hidden gem” for brunch, perhaps because it isn’t the first place that comes to mind?
I love Drake’s brunch on many levels, starting with the fact they take reservations – a rarity for great Toronto brunch spots. Once there, service is always pleasant and whether you’re seated in the cafe or the bistro, it’s laidback.
I spent this beautiful Sunday morning with the chicest twosome I know – trust, there isn’t another couple in Toronto that is more in vogue than these two. The three of us had a nice catch-up over a shared plate of Toronto’s famed warm blueberry scones:
|Flaky + sweet|
Simply sunhsine on a plate
Us ladies had Benedicts – Drake’s traditional with pork loin, and their Caleb with smoked salmon:
|The arugula (“rocket”) was a nice touch.|
The lone man had the Lumberjack:
|Three eggs, sausage (or bacon), home fries, toast and buttermilk pancakes. That's a mouthful...|
This Sunday morning, no rain was falling; just a lovely day for three friends, brunch, and a stroll down Queen Street. Parfait, j’aime ma vie.