Brunch Meeting

Brunch 2012: House on Parliament

A Cabbagetown gem, the House on Parliament boasts a better-than-your-average-pub-grub menu 7 days a week. It’s no surprise then that their Brunch Menu would be the same.

I had an early meeting scheduled to discuss and plan for a friend’s wedding so we thought, ‘why the heck not?’ and decided to make it a brunch meeting instead. House has been a Cabbagetown staple for 15 years.  Walking in you get the “new” vibe and it’s no surprise: It’s been only about a year since they moved just one door south.  The new space is open and cozy at the same time. It feels more like you’re walking into a friend’s home than a pub. It has quite a bit of seating, a nice bar area, and a great front patio for a warm spring or summer day.

After getting our cups of coffee, we decided to pick different items on the menu. We each thought our own plate was a winner but how can you not give first place to Linds’ choice:

Beau’s Breakfast

Beau's Breakfast
Beau’s Breakfast

This monster is a take on the Grill Cheese except with fried egg, oven roasted tomato and garlic aioli.  Win.

Not to be outdone Coco*a’s Eggs Parliament was also divine:

Eggs Parliament with side house salad
Eggs Parliament with side house salad

House adds crispy bacon and tomato chutney to the Eggs Benedict formula. Coco*a especially enjoyed the house salad that came with her order: mixed greens and pepitas and their amazing house vinaigrette.

Loh’s Choice: Omelette of the Day

Omelette of the Day
Omelette of the Day

Asparagus and Cheesy Goodness – Loh definitely enjoyed his plate.

And last but not least my choice:

Squire’s Breakfast

Squire's Breakfast
Squire’s Breakfast

Perfectly poached eggs, peameal bacon (yes!), sausage (best.ever.), more bacon (no, seriously), baked beans and home fries. No, I didn’t finish everything on my plate!

With friendly staff, a great space and a nice brunch selection the House On Parliament is definitely a good option if you’re in the mood for something spectacular.  This was also a Random Dinner Night stop a few moons ago so rest assured, their dinner, lunch and anytime menus are just as great as brunch.  Oh, and if you have hankering for a roast the way your mom used to make, stop by any Sunday for the Sunday Roast Dinner.

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