Spice Safar

Spice Safar
www.spicesafar.com
 

Spice Safar, the ever-evolving eclectic café and lounge, recently launched two additional components to lure in the cosmopolitan King West crowd. A quaint patio that snakes through the adjacent alleyway and a Parisian influenced brunch menu to go with it.


The brunch menu is both approachable and affordable. Familiar brunch classics like poached eggs, waffles and pancakes are on the menu, but kicked up as part of the ‘Spice Safar experience’. The poached eggs are served with your choice of smoked salmon or a slab of back bacon, topped with plenty of spiced hollandaise sauce and accompanied by a rosti cookie and salad.

Pancakes are fluffy, topped with spiced maple syrup, toasted nuts, and served with a trio of homemade spreads like nutella and butterscotch. Waffles are smothered in a berry compote and adorned with skewers of freshly grilled fruit. The maple syrup that makes an appearance throughout the menu is made in house with a blend of 15 different spices (you notice anisse, clove, cardamom right away), and lends plenty of character and texture to the lattes and teas around which the boutique café has quickly gained a reputation. A cocktail menu, fathered by world renowned mixologist Miguel Aranda, offers plenty of multi-layered options.

The pastries!
I love the pastries at Spice Safar. All kinds of croissants, from plain to ones stuffed with chocolate, ham and cheese, the incredibly popular pistachio, and brand new butterscotch that is equally delicious. Throw in, coconut squares, flavoured muffins and sticky buns. A sampler basket of pastries is available upon request, which I highly recommend to share between two friends. The patisserie concept continues to evolve at Spice Safar, owner Wilhelm Liebenberg has plans to introduce a take away counter in the near future.

Brunch items range from $2.25 to $13.

Spice Safar
510 King St. W.
, Toronto

416-214-9198
www.spicesafar.com

Weekend Brunch
10am to 3pm

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Written by Suresh Doss

Suresh Doss

Suresh Doss is the publisher of SpotlightToronto.com and Rickshawmag. Founder of the Food Truck Eats festival, Suresh has been a pioneer for the Street food movement in Toronto. In 2011, He was awarded the VQA Promoter’s Award for outstanding achievement in the Media category in the promotion of Ontario VQA Wines. Suresh is also the Global Editor for Whitecap’s StreetEats series of travel guides, which focuses on the best street food across North America. Suresh also runs the newly launched Zagat Toronto site.

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