Hipster Brunch: Upstairs at Campagnolo

I was looking for a brunch place that was reasonably priced and I came across Upstairs at Campagnolo. I read about them before but forgot about them. I really wanted to go to Jam Cafe but I didn’t really want to wait. But then again I never do… hahaha

Upstairs at Campagnolo

You enter through this green door and go upstairs. They even have a helpful sign.  Continue reading →

The Flying Pig-Brunch

Originally my friend and I were going to try Twisted Fork for brunch but we were quite turned off by the one hour wait so we headed towards Yaletown in search of another brunch option. We passed by The Flying Pig and surprisingly there was no line up! This was around 1pm. They have three locations now (Yaletown, Gastown, Mount Pleasant) so maybe their customer base is more dispersed now?

The Flying Pig

We were seated right away and served complimentary Banana Bread which was a nice surprise. The banana bread was sliced thinly and each piece was moist and full of banana flavour.  Continue reading →

Lisa Marie-Toronto

Lisa Marie is a restaurant/bar and my friend was meeting her friend here so she brought me along too! We didn’t have a reservation so there was a bit of a wait. Almost all their tables are high counters with bar stools. After almost an hour we got a table!

Everything on the brunch menu sounded delicious from the Double Pancake Pork Burger to the Fried Cornish Hen and Cornbread Waffles.

Lisa Marie

This was the Lamb Shank’n Hash with with sauteed red onions, peppers, potatoes and two sunny side up eggs on top. The dish arrived in a large pan and pretty much any braised meat is good! I only had a small bite of this. Continue reading →

The Union-Bao Bun Bennies!

The Union is named after the street it’s on at the edge of Chinatown. It’s hipster looking with long wood communal tables and lucky for us, we sat by the window and had a great view of a dumpster outside since the Union is right next to an alley. They do Asian fusion food.

The Union

My friend had the Lychee Mimosa with prosecco and candied chili. There was a big piece of lychee at the bottom! You can just taste a hint of spice at the end.  Continue reading →

Chambar-Brunch

Chambar is the sister restaurant of Cafe Medina and they basically have the same brunch menu but without the lineups! In fact, they take reservations! They’re right beside the Stadium-Chinatown skytrain station on Beatty Street.

Chambar

They had a cool light fixture near the entrance! They also had floor to ceiling windows so there was lots of light during the day. The restaurant didn’t look that big at first but there’s actually a lot of seating at the back too. Continue reading →

Yolk’s Breakfast

I’ve been going through a huge brunch phase this year and Yolk’s Breakfast is essentially brunch on wheels! I just realized I’ve never blogged about their truck before.

Yolk's Breakfast

This was the Double Smoked Bacon with two eggs, real Hollandaise, Benedict style. For the filling you have a choice of double smoked bacon, hand carved honey ham or portobello mushroom. Of course I would go with bacon all the way. Continue reading →

The Fish Shack-Brunch

EDIT: Ok never mind I went again the fries are still HORRIBLE and everything else is really average so it’s not exactly a brunch place.

I was looking for a brunch place to go to before watching the Avengers and the Fish Shack was relatively close so we decided to try it. The Fish Shack is owned by the Glowbal Group and it used to be some Mediterranean place that I also tried but it closed down.

It was interesting how they used pallets to decorate one side of their wall and they had a fishing theme going on which was pretty cool. There are also some TV’s for watching sports games.

The Fish Shack

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