Monday, July 20, 2009

Toronto: Bonjour Brioche

According to the experts, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That's why, no matter where you are, finding your own perfect spot is vitally important.

At home, it's in my kitchen. When in Chicago, I start my day at the Bongo Room. In Detroit, Toast is a favourite. And, in Toronto nothing beats Bonjour Brioche.

Bonjour Brioche is where Torontians go for fresh brioche, croissants, baguettes and latte bowls. Besides the continental fare, check out the daily tarts ranging from asparagus & brie to bacon & cheddar to cherry tomatoes & goat cheese. For the past nine years, no other breakfast place has been able to surpass Bonjour Brioche (at least in my mind). Last weekend, we dropped by early for a healthy meal.
Um...that didn't quite work out. Well, it did for hubby...sort of. He ordered a hearty bowl of yogurt with granola, seeds and fresh fruit. Plus a croissant.
Even though I meant to eat yogurt too, I ended up having my favourite pre-noon meal -- a tart (fig, caramelized onion and gorgonzola cheese, in this case), a light salad and the freshest baguette smothered in butter.
Beat that! And, tell me your favourite breakfast spots. If I'm in the city, I'll try it!


  1. You've (almost!) made me miss home!!!!
    We actually love Brad's Eatery on Roncesvalles for breakfast/ brunch not only is it yummy but it's also around the corner from our house! You should check it out next time you are in town...

  2. Oh and by the way - yes - I would still LOVE a guest post by you for my blog!!! I leave on Thursday so will need it by then. Check your email, I am pretty sure I sent you a reminder! I have two weeks to fill!

  3. Mardi - I'll get you something by Thursday! Thanks for the opportunity. Look forward to trying Brad's Eatery.