I don’t think I’ve ever been to Cora’s. It’s been a staple of the Canadian brunch scene for 25 years, but I don’t remember ever going. Last Saturday, before going to the Inspire Book Fair at the convention centre, we decided to have brunch.
My choice was the “1990’s Harvest”: two slices of cinnamon-raisin brioche (French toast style), with bacon, an egg, and a “mountain of fruit”.
Ro had the breakfast poutine: potatoes, cheese, bacon bits, sausage (which was actually hot dogs), red peppers, and an egg.
You wouldn’t think that cinnamon-raisin flavours would go well with eggs, but it was surprisingly good. The bacon was crispier than I usually eat it, but still had an overall bacon-y taste. I love grapes, so I was pleased by the amount of grapes on my plate, and, while I don’t usually love melons (cantaloupe and honeydew), they weren’t too overripe and ended up being refreshing after chomping my way through two slices of brioche (one of which I drenched in syrup).
Ro seemed to enjoy hers too; I stole several pieces of potato (and bacon) from her plate, and they were nicely seasoned.
Final verdict: It was good and satisfied my craving for brunch, but it was nothing to write home about.
2 thoughts on “Cora’s”
Breakfast and brunch at Cora is such a classic in Canada! When I was a teen, we always wanted to try it out haha :)
mountain of fruits. literally! haha looks great :)