After our tour around Casa Loma to see the Beauty and the Beast exhibit, we were in search of a lunch around the area. We came across Pour House Pub and Kitchen after another restaurant that we had wanted to go to wasn’t open.
Pour House Pub and Kitchen was really nicely designed inside. I’ll let the photos do the justice of showing just a glimpse of what it was like in there. On weekends and holidays, they have a brunch menu which we took advantage of. Also, the server alerted us to build-your-own Caesars for only $5 which looked really intriguing and fun. There was a dedicated Caesar counter for this too!
We were seated in a cozy nook in a booth just off the side of their main bar area. It was a bit warm in there at first but I liked the privacy of the private nook.
I ordered the Smashed Avocado which had two poached eggs, smashed avocado, baby arugula, bacon on a multi-grain toast. This was a smaller portion than I expected but for the price, it was reasonable. The ‘smashed avocado’ was merely avocado spread on the multi-grain toast. Nevertheless, avocado in any form is ridiculously delicious and this definitely was another example of that. The two poached eggs were perfectly poached and so soft. Upon breaking apart the outer layer of the egg, the yolk was still perfectly intact. The bacon was such a nice touch to the avocado and poached egg toast — it added a meaty layer of deliciousness to it. The baby arugula was fresh.
Ken ordered the Huevos Divorciados which were flour tortillas with sunny side up eggs with spicy black beans, salsa roja, salsa verde, and smashed avocado. It was served with multi-grain toast, habanero preserves, and farmhouse potatoes. I tried it and thought it was delicious. I thought that this could have been a bigger portion too.
Our server was very friendly and chatty and asked us how the rest of our weekend would be spent.
Overall, it was a nice brunch menu experienced at Pour House Pub and Kitchen! 🙂