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A Bite Of Beast

Newly opened for brunch, I thought I’d stop by for a bite at Beast the other day while wandering Queen West. You know, before I had some random ice cream and a late lunch with friends over at The Hoof Café not two hours later. But that’s another tale.

Since I was on my own and eating “light”, I didn’t order much – just two items. The Huevos Rancheros was a comforting and cheesy dish, but it didn’t have a good angle no matter how I turned my plate. While I personally wished for more kick and cilantro, this would suit most palettes. I wasn’t going to get dessert (there’s only the one), but my sweet-tooth demanded I order the Kouign Amann to try. I haven’t had one before, so I can’t vouch for authenticity and all that, but this was a simple dessert and perfect for an after-brunch sugar hit. Or pre-lunch sugar hit. Take your pick. The crust is actually quite crunchy and seemed like it was soaked in melted – and re-hardened – sugar.

As a side-note, I had a chuckle when I sat down and compared the coffee menu and the brunch menu. The coffee menu was at least twice as long and twice as descriptive. I didn’t get the coffee (french press only), but maybe next time. Though I haven’t sampled enough of the menu to say for sure, I can see this being a brunch spot if I lived in the area – the patio is especially nice.

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2 Responses to “A Bite Of Beast”

  1. Lei

    Hey Jen,

    Have you tried any other brunch places in Toronto? How does this place stack up against other restos that offer brunch?
    What are the portion sizes like at Beast?


  2. Jen

    Hi Lei, portion-sizes at Beast, I can’t really speak of. I had the one dish pictured above and that was a mid-sized plate. Since I also only had a taste of beast, I can’t really compare it to other brunch places.

    I enjoy Auntie’s And Uncle’s when I can stomach the wait, I also like Lady Marmalade a lot too – again, a long wait. Czehoski’s has a nice eggs benny and no wait so far as I can tell… and then, of course, there’s the Hoof Café!


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