This morning, my wife and I went to Beast for brunch. Temperature-wise, we figured that it would be a great day for a patio brunch and Beast's comfy patio would be a great choice.
We started off with today's special: maple-bacon donuts. It reminded me of a coffee cake gone wild - a delicious glaze made from maple syrup with caramelized bacon bits on the top. Two donuts came with the order and my wife and I silently polished them off. ZERO conversation was had in the 5 minutes of eating them.
For our brunch mains, I ordered the cardamon pancakes that came with maple syrup and was topped with pork belly. My wife ordered the huevos rancheros that came with homemade chorizo (I believe).
My pancakes were a nice, sweet treat. Very light and fluffy. Once topped with the maple syrup, the pork belly was a nice addition. Flavours were all subtle and gentle.
My wife's dish was the complete opposite of mine - her huevos rancheros has a bold, spicy and savoury taste to them. It was difficult palate-wise for me to jump from my pancakes to her dish, but I somehow managed :)
We ordered the tater tots as a side and they came with a delicious sweet chili dipping sauce.
For a glass of sparkling wine/cider each, the donuts and our mains - including tax and tip - it came to $50.
Its strange that I don't read much about Beast's brunch on these boards. I'm not a huge brunch person (especially after the Hoof Cafe closed) and find it to be a very disappointing and underwhelming meal. The first/last time I had Beast's brunch, it was in the winter and it was partially due to their cozy and tranquil space. I kind of wish that I hadn't waited this long to make a return visit. It was quite nice and it fills a brunch void that exists since the Hoof Cafe went into its cocoon.
96 Tecumseth St, Toronto, ON M6J, CA