Nouveau Classics

HAUTE CAKES

Nyood on Queen Street West serves up a unique take on the oh-so-versatile flapjack as part of its Saturday brunch. With a little sugar, spice and everything nice, these gingerbread pancakes ($11) are dressed up with chunks of fresh apple, drizzled in butterscotch sauce and dusted with a cookie crumble.
Nyood, 1096 Queen St. W.

 

CHICKEN & WAFFLES

Seating just 18, the Stockyards is the place to grab fried chicken. The bird itself is brined and marinated, before being deep-fried, arriving beautifully crisp and redolent of cloves, buttermilk and deliciousness. Come Saturday, the team takes the lip-smacking stuff and nestles it on a Belgian waffle, dousing the whole affair with a chili, maple, molasses, citrus glaze ($13).
The Stockyards, 699 St. Clair Ave. W.

 

TOAST FRANÇAISE

French toast, the classic brunch favourite, gets an overhaul in all the right ways at Origin. The over-the-top French toast comes in one of three ways. The standout? An Asian-style French toast with duck confit, blueberries, hoisin sesame seed brittle, and sour cream ($17).
Origin, 171 East Liberty St.; 107-109 King St. E.; coming soon to Bayview Village

 

 

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