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Update on Dessert Trends Bistro

TorontoJo | Apr 13, 200807:08 AM

Went back for brunch yesterday after not having been for a few months. A sign on the door said that they were hoping to start serving dinner again in May, when they get their liquor license. I guess they've been having a hard time with all the requirements for the license -- I noticed that they walled off the second entrance off of Brunswick.

I must say that I think this is one of my favourite brunch spots in the city. The space is so bright and open and there is the sense that you could linger casually over your paper and coffee for a couple of hours if you wanted to. The food is consistently delicious -- the croque monsieur/madame is easily the best I've ever had (way better than the Bonjour Brioche version). Good quality ham on freshly baked brioche, gruyere cheese, bechamel sauce, all dipped in egg and grilled (and topped with a fried egg if you order "madame"). My arteries clench just looking at it, but my taste buds always override them! Hubby loves the coffee and I go for the fresh-squeezed juices.

The service has gotten better (it was always *very* scattered), though it's still mostly young students from the university.

Note that it's not a typical bacon and eggs menu, I guess it's more of a true "brunch" menu with soups, sandwiches, salads (the curried shrimp salad w/apples is yummy), quiches, omelettes and frittatas.

Great stuff.

Dessert Trends
154 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

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