Saturday, 2 June 2012

Saturday Brunch Obsession: Edward Levesque's Kitchen

Several weeks ago I had brunch at Edward Levesque's Kitchen, located in Queen East's Leslieville. The bf and I heard about this place from a friend, so of course we had to check it out. We met some friends there who were just as hungry and excited as we were. Here's what we saw while waiting in line ... 

These reviews made me even more hungry and excited to get inside, order and start eating. Unfortunately I cannot agree with all the reviews. I agree with the "simple, fresh, tasty" but completely disagree with the "best service" review. We ended up waiting in line for about 30 minutes and didn't get our food for about one hour. The reason we were given was that one cook was sick and another one was in training. I realize that this is likely an isolated incident (I hope) so will not base my whole review on this one aspect. 

On a more positive note, we had great conversation with our friends and shared many laughs, one including the text pictured below which was written at the bottom of the menu...

Please do not leave children!?! I guess this happens a lot at Edward Levesques?!?

Anyways, there's no question that the food was tasty. Feast your eyes on these yummy cheddar/chive biscuits served with apple butter. They seriously melt in your mouth. I (and three others) can attest to that!

I had the poached eggs with tomato/basil sauce, cornbread and Italian sausage. It was good!

Overall the food was great, but not amazing. The service was pretty crappy, but I think I will give this place another chance. What do you think? Would you go back?



Melanie Liliana said...

Looks yummy!

Freya Lily said...

I can't wait to try all the brunch places in Toronto!!! The west coast, we're not big on brunch but I'm loving the east coast's obsession with it!

Bola said...

Hey Freya,
Awesome cause there are so many brunch places in Toronto for you to try. Excited for you! Trying out new brunch places is basically a hobby of mine. A yummy one lol!

Oh Sunnie Day said...

The food looks really good. I've waited a lot longer for brunch in nyc! however it usually comes with unlimited mimosas