Last month when I was in Toronto with my friend Cathy, one of our favorite spots to eat was Gilead Cafe, a restaurant in the historic Corktown district. It was started by Jamie Kennedy, known across Canada for his commitment to sustainable agriculture, advocacy of local food, and fostering connections between farmers and chefs.
Isn’t it obvious by the decor?
Jars of preserves, pickles, and vegetables lined the walls of the restaurant.
Sunday brunch, with homemade jams and freshly baked pastries, is a delicious way to start off the day. The menu changes frequently and is written on the chalkboard and posted at the door.
I had the very yummy Brunch Tart with Salad.
Cathy had the Bacon Rösti with Cheesy Scrambled Eggs.
What I really like about Gilead Cafe is its simplicity: local, fresh ingredients in an unpretentious, intimate setting. It’s the perfect place for Sunday brunch in Toronto.