Panagio’s is a new restaurant that popped up in Scarborough. I’m always on the hunt for brunch near my hood, so I made sure to check it out. We arrive on a Saturday morning, and the place is pretty busy.
Panagio’s is a bright diner with a typical layout. They offers solid breakfast staples, like eggs benny, omelettes, and traditional breakfast ( bacon, toast, eggs.)
I choose the “The Banquet” omelette ($8.99) made from 4 eggs, filled with bacon, tomato, and cheddar cheese. It’s served with toast, home fries and fruit.
My boyfriend has the classic eggs benedict, ($10.99) also served with home fries, toast and fruit.
All in all it’s pretty good. The omelette is fresh and cheesy (important!) and the home fries are crispy. I prefer home fries that are more fry than potato, but because they were so crispy I enjoyed them. I like Panagio’s better than Cora’s, who I find overpriced and mediocre. I’ll be heading back here to try one of the breakfast scrambles next.
Panagio’s is at 1928 Mccowan Road, Toronto, ON M1S4K1. They are only open for breakfast and lunch.
Treat yourself to some truly epic brunch at Epic Restaurant, located inside the Fairmont Royal York hotel. This brunch will set you back $29.00, but it’s all you can eat, and trust me- it’s delicious.
The Epic brunch is all you can eat, and features assorted cereals, pastries, various breads, fruits an omelet station and various hot dishes. Some of the hot dishes were pork sausage, maple smoked bacon, chicken apple sausage, fresh Ontario scrambled eggs, eggs benny, braised Ontario mushrooms, tomato au gratin, breakfast potatoes and banana strawberry waffles.
The breakfast potatoes were perfectly crisp, the bacon was thick and non-greasy, and the omelet was perfect! Brunch also comes with fresh orange juice, coffee and tea. As a bonus, the pastries, including croissants and danishes) are flaky and delicious. A pet peeve of mine is when the pastries in buffets are dry and tasteless. None of that here! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to brunch more!
MoRoCo Cholat is one of my favourite places to have brunch in the city! It’s elegant, beautifully ornate and sells delectable macarons. It’s an excellent place for high tea and dessert. MoRoCo has three seatings. Brunch on weekends, afternoon tea and dinner. This weekend I stopped by for brunch with a friend.
We shared a pot of Swiss Schoko tea ($10) that was served with a yummy strawberry macaron. Swiss Schoko tea was a “Ceylon black tea layered with chocolate pieces, vanilla, almond and calendula.” It was delicious, and the chocolate taste was very pleasant.
For my meal, I chose the Savoury Crepes ($17) with chicken and mushroom in a white cream sauce. It was delicious! And surprisingly filling. I also ordered a side of homefries ($6) but I didn’t end up finishing them! I’ve also had the breakfast pastry basket in the past, and it’s filled with warm breads and pastries. A good choice for only $11.
My friend had the Blackstone Eggs Benedict ($19). It was her first time having eggs benedict (I’m not a fan) and she really enjoyed them. She especially liked the capers.
In addition to the restaurant, there is also a shop attached to the store. MoRoCo makes their own chocolates and macarons. They have cookies, sweets and more for sale. I especially liked these boyfriend chocolate treats!
A Word to the Wise: MoRoCo can be a fantastic place, but it also has it’s downfalls. It’s not the best for groups, because they don’t do separate bills. Also, they automatically add a 18.5% tip to all bills. The service varies, and I usually have to beg them to bring us sugar and milk for our tea.
The One of a Kind Christmas Show: December 4, 2011 Direct Energy Centre Princes’ Boulevard
This show is the perfect place to snag unique gifts for friends and family. Jewelry, soap, handmade shortbread… you can find it all here!
Cavalcade of Lights: Saturday, November 26 at 7pm Nathan Phillips Square
A spectacular fireworks show and concert held by the City of Toronto once a year. This used to be every Saturday night but it looks like they changed that to only one night! Don;t miss out! The show starts at 7pm with fireworks at 8pm.