Holt’s Cafe

Holt Renfrew in downtown Toronto is known for its great high-end shopping. If you want to grab the latest shades from Gucci, the hottest Prada clutch, or the most notable designer jeans, there’s no better place to go. But tucked away on the second floor behind all the Manolos and Jimmy Choos is one of the best places in the city to grab your weekend brunch fix.

Overlooking bustling Bloor Street in the best shopping district in Toronto is the chic Holts Café. While enjoying the ambiance of their beautifully designed room, filled with art and light, you can enjoy their small but exquisite menu.

Their French Toast is stuffed with cinnamon apples, and drizzled with Quebec maple syrup, providing the perfect morning feast for those of you with a bit of a sweet tooth. If you want to wake up to a savory dish, try the Baked Frittata with leeks, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, feta, and fresh basil. And of course, what brunch would be complete without the perfect Eggs Benedict. Holt’s serves up their best poached eggs with your choice of back bacon, Kristapson’s salmon, wild mushroom, or fresh tomato, with a Yukon potato hash. Scrumptious! Check out Holts Cafe’s full brunch menu here.

And don’t forget their great cocktail list. It’s the perfect excuse to drink before noon!

But if you can’t make it for brunch, their regular menu is superb too. Chef Corbin Tomaszeski blends international and regional elements, reinventing comfort classics such as the Holts Cafe Pot Pie, the Holts Chopped Salad, and the renowned CT Burger. Holts Cafe also embraces the idea of sharing, and has added innovative share plates, laden with artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and toasted flatbread pizzettes.

There’s no better way to start your shopping Saturdays than with this great brunch. You can fill up your stomach, and your credit card in the same afternoon! Holt’s Cafe, 50 Bloor Street West, Toronto, 416-922-2333.