Take 2

We decided to return to the Barley Mow Westboro for brunch instead of visiting our usual brunch spots (e.g. Baker Street Cafe, Art-is-in, Stone Face Dolly’s. etc.). Since it was another beautiful day, we decided to sit on the rooftop patio again. I neglected to consider the fact that it was 30 degrees celsius out; however, and began melting not too long after we sat down. They continued to serve their regular menu but we decided to opt for the breakfast options instead. Before we entered the restaurant we saw they had quite a few drink specials available on Sundays – $4 Margaritas, $4 Caesars, and $6 Corona Quartz! Not bad! We decided against having alcohol for breakfast, however, and went straight for the food instead. I chose the smoked salmon benedict and Aaron opted for the french toast. The benedict was very different in the sense that the salmon was an actual fillet of salmon vs. the thin-sliced smoked salmon usually used by other restaurants. In addition, the “Bermuda Onion” and burnt capers were place on top of the salad instead of the benedict as I predicted. I appreciate the fact that I had options for the dressing on my salad with my benedict, instead of just being given their house dressing. The french toast tasted like french toast should taste. Nothing too special. Of note, if you keep your receipt and return on a Sunday, you can get a 2-for-1 deal on their breakfast with bacon. Overall, it was a good brunch. I would return for their unique smoked salmon benedict, but maybe I will sit inside next time.

P.S. I can’t believe I forgot to comment on the home fries. Those were delicious. One of the best home fries I’ve ever had. I’m not exactly sure what they seasoned them with (?garlic powder/onion powder + some kind of herb) but they were very tasty.

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