Lady Who Lunches – Hot House Cafe

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Hot House Cafe sits at the corner of Church and Wellington/Front Streets in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood. During the summer (well, let’s face it, whenever it’s above five degrees) the large outdoor patio is always bustling, and it’s the perfect spot to grab some libations and escape the crowds during Busker Fest and Woofstock.

Over Easy: Lady Marmalade

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Lady Marmalade is one of my favourite brunch spots in the city. (As an aside, it’s also one of my favourite funk songs.) I love the laid-back 70’s hippie commune vibe, and their brunch offering is one of the most unique in the city. Uncommonly for a Toronto restaurant, Lady Marmalade manages to be effortlessly… 

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i4c 2011 – A moveable feast at Ravine Vineyards

How do you follow-up a night of oysters and great blanc de blancs, a carefully-paired gourmet winemakers' lunch and a global tasting featuring over 100 cool climate Chardonnays? Sunday brunch at one of Niagara's most picturesque wineries. Although the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration officially finished with a tasting Sunday afternoon in Toronto, the Movable… 

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Drake’s Corner Cafe

1150 Queen Street West, Toronto ON 416-531-5042www.thedrakehotel.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available BreakfastMon to Sun: 8am to 11amLunchMon to Sun: 11am to 4pm I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve never had the opportunity to have brunch at the Drake’s cafe. There’s a first for everything, and considering we’re… 

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