My cousin and I started a monthly routine of getting brunch or dinner in Toronto. He recently moved to downtown Toronto and wanted to explore all the restaurants the city offered. As a foodie I naturally agreed to this monthly idea. We were planning on going to School Toronto for our first brunch outing but they stopped taking names because the kitchen was closing soon, plus the wait was about AN HOUR. This happened around 2pm! I had no idea Torontonians took their brunch and lunch game so seriously.
We headed to Mildred’s Kitchen Temple, hoping that they were still open. We were in luck! They were still taking down names and phone numbers but the wait was still… AN HOUR. We decided to tough it out and headed over to Kitchen Stuff Plus to pass the time.
We finally ate breakfast at 4pm, hooray! After scanning the menu and the dishes at the other tables, we decided to get Veda’s Choice and Mrs. Biederhof’s Legendary Light & Fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes.
Veda’s Choice was a plate of poached eggs and smoked salmon on biscuits with a side of greens. The poached eggs were perfectly soft and runny. The smoked salmon was meaty and fresh. I really liked how light everything was.
The buttermilk pancakes were stacked tall, topped with whipped cream, blueberries and syrup. I slumped down, rolled my eyes back, chewed, tasted and sighed when I took my first bite of the pancakes. Absolutely amazing. They were slightly crispy, buttery, fluffly, sweet and pancakey. Photography-wise, the dish and the ingredients were styled beautifully, they were basically the definition of food porn.
Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The space had modern decor with class and gave off a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere. Overall, the prices were pretty average for downtown brunch and the food was spectacular. Hopefully I’ll be back to try the other items on the menu!