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1290 Queen Street East Toronto, ON



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This unassuming Leslieville kitchen is known for farm fresh, seasonal fare and brunchtime is no exception. Skip the greasy spoon standards and go for hearty egg-topped plates over saucy curried lentils or wholesome granola bowls topped with tahini, greek yogurt and date molasses.

…oozes comfort and charm reminiscent of Parisian bistros with cozy corner booths stuffed with homey cushions.
– Lori Bosworth/

“In this warm, cozy, and comfortable country style bistro setting you will find a cuisine that features “Farm Fresh” and seasonal specialities, as well as a notable brunch.”
– Best of Brunch/Where Toronto

“Goodbye Gritty, Hello Trendy”
– Susan Catto / New York Times

“Queen East Oasis – Edward Levesque’s Kitchen Gussies Up The Neighbourhood”
– Steven Davey / Now Magazine

“The cooking is sublime, and while the menu changes constantly, you’re in safe hands”
– Frommers, 2009

Something smells really good.

A killer menu. The Sun raves about the brunch here, and judging by the regular weekend lineups so does everyone else. Waffles, banana pancakes, latkes …

The room combines easy diner style with candlelight and cushioned banquettes. Levesque himself works the stoves—and runs the occasional plate—during both the weekend brunch

Small intimate restaurant with a focus on the simple pleasures that well-made food provides.

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