I had been dying to try Twisted Fork Bistro for brunch for quite some time now, so I was thrilled that it worked out this past weekend. The restaurant definitely didn't disappoint. The food was delicious, everything was home-made at the restaurant, the portions were big, and the atmosphere funky and cozy all at once. Definitely a good place to check out if you're in the market for a new brunch locale.
Things to note: (1) It's busy and they don't take reservations. They open at 10, so I recommend going at 10 or 11:30. We went at 11 and had a 30-40 minute wait. (2) Seeing as though they're so busy, the food comes fast and your cheque not too far behind that. They don't rush you out, but if you're looking for a place to eat and then stay and chat a while longer, this probably isn't the place for you. (3) They have an entire wall of their house-made jams and pickled items at the back near the washrooms. All of the items are for sale and they look amazing! So, whether you're in the market, or just feel like checking it out, I'd highly recommend a casual stroll past the washrooms. (4) It's not the cheapest brunch in the world, but the tax is included in the prices which is nice for a change.
I just love the name!
I can't even explain how excited I was when the menu came with a twisted fork on the top.
Bottomless, french press coffee ($4/person, tax included).
The magical wall of preserves and pickling!
Banana bread with home-made jam and a shot of whipped butter. Quote of the day, "It's okay to have an appy with dinner, so why can't we have an appy with brunch?" ($4, tax included)
Lovely companion number 1's Eggs Benny with toasted brioche, poached eggs, bacon, roasted tomatoes, hollandaise and served with sauteed spinach, rosti and baked beans. This picture most definitely doesn't do the size of the eggs benny justice...it was massive!! ($13.50, tax included)
Lovely companion number 2's Eggs Benny with toasted brioche, poached eggs, ham, hollandaise and served with sauteed spinach, rosti and baked beans. ($13.50, tax included)
My Eggs Benny with toasted brioche, poached eggs, bacon, roasted wild mixed mushrooms, hollandaise and served with sauteed spinach, rosti and baked beans. The eggs benny were yummy in my yummy, but I have to admit my favourite item on the dish was the rosti. It was out of control!! ($13.50, tax included)