Brunch 2012: Cow Bell One of the few issues with most divine brunch locations is that they’re usually small but popular spots. So space is always limited and the maximum party you will probably squeeze in will be a party of 4-6 people. I received a larger than anticipated response to my brunch invite so we quickly relocated a few blocks west in Parkdale at Cow Bell. Cow Bell has a very spacious dining area that can seat parties as large 10-15 people. The great thing about a larger party? Getting to try more of the menu items!
They don’t pass out paper or plastic menus but instead ask you to refer to two large chalk boards with that day’s offerings. It’s a cute concept except there are a few spots in the restaurant where you can’t conveniently browse the menu.
Some of the things we tried: the Smoked Trout Benny, the Challah French Toast, and Steak and Eggs
The must-have item on the Menu? Pulled Pork Benny, Crispy Duck Eggs with Collard Greens.
I have been ruined for all other Eggs Benny. I’m not sure how they make Crispy Duck Eggs (do they batter and deep fry them?) but they’re runny on the inside just like a poached egg with awesome Crispy Crust on the outside. Paired with Pull Pork, it’s absolute heaven!
Second place goes to the Baked Eggs in Potato Skins, Cheddar and BBQ Sauce.
One warning; as other reviews have also noted: Vegans/Vegetarians beware. Meat Lovers Welcome! Thank you Brunch Map for another awesome Brunch experience!