With owners whose CVs include stints at Terroni, the Rivoli, the Swan and Woodlot, it's little wonder this 36-seat all-day lunch 'n' brunch café is such a well-oiled machine. And it needs to be to keep up with the weekend crush. Show up after 11 and join the queue on the sidewalk.
Best: to start, lightly toasted cheddar scones; classic Cobb salads with free-range chicken confit, Bosc pear, avocado, bacon and hard-boiled egg over arugula and spinach in blue cheese dressing; grilled Cubano sandwiches of pulled pork, Black Forest ham, cheddar and avocado on toasted St Johns Bakery raisin bread; buttermilk Belgian waffles finished with whipped cream and maple syrup; house-made lemony ginger ale.
Complete meals for $22 per person, including tax, tip and a soda. Average main $12. No reservations. Licensed. Access: barrier-free, washrooms in basement.
Updated Apr 26, 2012