L'Ouvrier | 791 Dundas St.W | 416.901.9581 | www.louvrier.ca
At first glance, L'Ouvrier appears to be one of those impossibly chic, and subsequently, expensive, restaurants on trendy Dundas West near Bathurst. But you'd be wrong. Surprisingly, this gem offers up high style and quality at an extremely reasonable price. Tempted? Better get going before the line snakes around the corner!
Gilead Cafe | 4 Gilead Place | 647.288.0680 | www.jamiekennedy.ca
Though a little off the beaten path in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood, Gilead is a must for all serious foodies. This gourmet spot is pricier than your typical greasy spoon, but the eats and decor greatly make up for it.
School | 70 Fraser Ave | 416.588.0005 | www.schooltoronto.com
This Liberty Village haunt is exactly what you'd expect from the newly gentrified, Distillery-esque neighbourhood: trendy, delicious and pretty affordable. Mix in great service plus a steady stream of glowing reviews and you've got yourself a new brunch staple.
Table 17 | 782 Queen St. E | 647.977.6425 | www.table17.ca
It can be tricky to decide on a brunch spot in Leslieville, especially given the myriad of great options available to choose from. Having given all the notable spots a try, my top recommendation goes to Table 17, both for the food and deliciously rustic decor. Yes, it really is that good.