Brunch: Drake One Fifty
Over the recent Canada Day weekend, Lauren and I took a weekend trip to Toronto. Being the food obsessed people that we are, a lot of our time went to picking out some great places to eat. One of the new places we tried on this trip was Drake One Fifty.
Located in the Financial District in downtown Toronto, the restaurant's decor has contradictions of high and low, new and old with a great homage to unique, colourful art, music and retro style (including a photo booth!).
On this morning, we walked from our hotel over to Drake One Fifty and prepared ourselves for a delicious and filling brunch, seated on their lovely street-level patio. Right away we were taken by the cool atmosphere and truly hip serving staff. I mean, our server had the tree of gondor tattooed on his arm - I didn't want to mention it but, I'm sure we could have been friends. #nerds
We started off with two Americanos, which were delicious and served really quite nicely in this glass mug! I was impressed.
Since we were on vacation, of course we had to indulge in some drinks with brunch. I opted for a Grapefruit Mimosa and Lauren went with their White Sangria. I really could have drank endless amounts of this Mimosa! The Sangria felt a little strong for me considering it was so early, but the flavours were spot on.
You can find the brunch menu for Drake One Fifty online here. If you take a look, you'll notice the Cinnamon Beignets with Coffee Butter starter - GET IT! It's basically donuts for breakfast, and I couldn't be on board with anything more than I am with these. They were crisp on the outside, soft and doughy on the inside with absolutely perfect flavour. I wish I had these every day.
Once we resisted ordering another round of beignets, we got our mains. Lauren chose the Huevos Rancheros and I the Drake Breakfast. We did go halfsies on both, of course, we get too much food envy to actually have separate mains! We loved them both. The ingredients were fresh, everything was cooked perfectly and the portions were absolutely plenty.
Refried black beans, sunny side up eggs, chili spiced rice,avocado, tomatillo salsa
Skillet corn bread, bacon, breakfast sausage, two eggs, chicharrones, refried black beans
On our way out, we couldn't resist but take advantage of their super cute retro PhotoBooth. As the band played some light, fun jazz music inside the restaurant, we made our way over to the PhotoBooth, dropped in our $5 and had way too much of a laugh modelling for our photostrip.
If you're in Toronto, Drake One Fifty is definitely a cool place to check out!