I had a fun filled evening with a few of my closest dance friends re-watching old recital videos ’til 4:00 AM. Sometimes all a girl needs is a night laden with wine, cheese, and lots of lots of memories. The next morning we knew if we were going to stumble on to brunch it would have to be somewhere close by and good enough to tempt us out into the daylight.
Lola’s Kitchen fit the bill and luckily it was just a 5 minute walk away on colourful Church St. While we managed to get in before the true brunch rush, the restaurant was already filled with lots of hungry diners. Sometimes the cure is the poison: I decided to start my morning after with a strong and spicy caesar! And, hey! Only 5 dollars on this day!
Orders were taken quickly by our awesome waitress and before we knew it we were chowing down on truly delectable food! Both Mel Z and Rachel went for the Eggs Rancheros. Lots of pico de gallo, guacomole, black beans on top of two organic eggs or organic tofu in the cutest crispy tortilla bowl.
Mel Z went with the sweet potato homefries as her side. They were very filling and very good:
The Gluten Free Brunch Bowl was calling my name: Spinach, sweet potato homefries, caramelized onions, mushrooms, chorizo sausage, cheese curds (its just gets better doesn’t it?) and two eggs any style. Toss all ingredients in a bowl and ENJOY! I loved how the cheese curds just added that little extra something to bring all the ingredients together.
How about a bit of Brunch Dessert? Lola’s offers a mini size of their stuffed french toast. Lola’s french toast is stuffed with lemon vanilla cheesecake with a fruit compote drizzled on top.
What’s that? An awesome thing stuffed with another awesome thing? I want to go to there.
A lot of restaurants try their hand at this – apparently simply putting things on top of french toast isn’t good enough anymore! Here is a version where the stuffing serves a purpose: to add that melty cheesecake texture in the middle right where you need it.
Lola’s Kitchen makes everything in house and utilizes local and independent suppliers whenever they can. So if you happen to be in the city and walking down Church Street you MUST stop here. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, take a look at that stuffed french toast again.
And after? Well make sure you take a much needed nap to recover: