Saving Grace, a well-known brunch restaurant on Dundas West. I'd heard great reviews of their food, but had been warned that weekends bring ridiculous waiting times. When a mid-week brunch date was arranged, I knew that it was now or never.
The restaurant itself is small and low-key. I was surprised at the mix of clientele; there was even a family with three young children (who were extremely well-behaved) sitting a table over from us. Ordering was a bit of a chore because everything sounded so good (although we both chose the "Espressado" smoothie without hesitation: avocado and espresso? Yes please!). Our meals were both delicious, but my (unfortunately) conservative order of poached eggs (served on an english muffin, with tomato, arugula, avocado, and emmental) was a mistake as Pat's picadillo (tostada, turkey sausage, onion, garlic, tomato, cumin, apples, cabbage, and cilantro) was the clear winner of the two. But really - mid-week brunch with one of my oldest friends? No complaints here.