Brunch at A Corner Cafe in Markham

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benny at A Corner Cafe

A Corner Cafe located at 4981 Hwy 7, Unit 11 in Unionville

April 19, 2019:  There is a new brunch spot in Markham!  A Corner Cafe is located at Highway 7 east of McCowan Road directly across from Markville Mall.  It’s also close to a Krispy’s Kajun Chicken and replaces a former Green Grotto location.

A Corner Cafe is currently in its soft opening.  My friend Betty and I went to check it out on the second day of their soft opening.

Walking in, the space is large and spacious.  There are three sections of seating, one area of tables on the left, a long communal table in the middle, and several booth seats on the right-hand side.  There’s a bike hanging on the right-hand side of the wall as decor.

A Corner Cafe interior

My view of the restaurant from where I was sitting

The brunch menu runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day while the evening menu is from 3 p.m. until closing at 10 p.m.  Their brunch menu features the ever-popular eggs benedicts, pancakes, waffles, chicken and waffles, open-faced sandwiches, pasta, salad bowls, and a few sides.  We were served lemon-infused water in a pitcher by the server while we decided what to order from the minimalist clipboard menus.

A Corner Cafe brunch menu and prices

Brunch menu from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A Corner Cafe evening menu and prices

Evening menu from 3 to 10 p.m.

The drink menu was located on a chalkboard next to the kitchen (a bit difficult to see if you are sitting on the side where the chalkboard is or further away from it in general — you’ll have to get up to look at it).

A Corner Cafe drinks menu and prices

Sorry, I took a blurry shot of the drinks menu

 Lemon-infused water pitcher

Lemon-infused water pitcher at our table

I ordered the Eggs Benny with Smoked Salmon which was served with a side of salad and fries while Betty ordered the Chicken n Waffle.  She also got a small Brewed Coffee.

 A Corner Cafe brunch

Good Friday brunch!

(Feedback:  We were a bit disappointed to see the coffee served in a paper container considering we were dining in and weren’t taking the coffee to-go.  Perhaps they haven’t switched to mugs yet as it’s a soft opening?)

 Brewed Coffee

Brewed Coffee

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benny

Eggs Benny. $15
-Smoked Salmon
– served with a side of salad and fries

The Eggs Benny was a huge and beautiful portion!  The colours were so vibrant on the plate.  The two poached eggs were done perfectly!  They looked so soft and bouncy with a bright yellow Hollandaise sauce on it.

The slices of smoked salmon looked like the higher grade type and the important part was that it remained raw while on the egg.  (I personally dislike it when the surrounding heat warms up the smoked salmon so that it doesn’t taste cool anymore.)  The fries were slightly crispy and seasoned and tasted really good!  I liked the fries.  The salad was nice as well.

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benny

Look at how beautiful that slice of smoked salmon is!

I liked how when I cut into the poached egg, the yolk oozed out beautifully (ideal for those of you who need the perfect boomerang shots :P).  It was definitely a 100% perfectly poached egg!

 Yolk oozing out of eggs benedict

One cut and the yolk oozed out!

(Feedback:  The eggs bennys were served on a slice of bread instead of the usual English muffin.  I would have preferred an English muffin or slice of bread that was toasted a bit more because the slice of bread was a bit soggy.  I shared this feedback with the owner, which he acknowledged.  He said he didn’t want to use the typical English muffins and that’s why they had chosen bread instead.)

 Chicken n Waffles

Chicken n Waffles. $15

The Chicken n Waffles was also a gigantic portion!  The fried boneless pieces of chicken were served with four waffles on the side, salad, and a generous portion of spicy mayo in a cute Asian-inspired container.

I tried a bit of the chicken and waffles and really enjoyed the slightly seasoned and spicy chicken and the soft and fluffy waffles.  It was great!  Again, it was a huge portion and Betty wasn’t able to finish it all on her own.

 Asian-inspired container

Asian-inspired container for the spicy mayo

Since I know they’re in their soft opening stage and will be continually changing their food and service to become better and better, I hope my feedback help them!  (Another idea:  Maybe they could even expand their evening menu to include having all-day brunch as well.  Would foodies enjoy having a cafe that serves brunch all day?)

 A Corner Cafe interior

View from the entrance

I’m so glad to see another brunch place open in Markham.  I know they will be very popular for the next little while when all the foodies in Markham check this place out.

The space is good for small or large groups, and for catching up or studying.  They have free wifi.  There is lots of parking too in this usually quiet plaza (perhaps not quiet anymore now that there’s a new cafe here!).

 A Corner Cafe storefront

Located directly across from Markville Mall

Fun fact:  The owner, Tien, has long been using @acornerkitchen as his Instagram account and now his cafe is called @acornercafe! 🙂  Congratulations again on your new venture and all the best, Tien!

A Corner Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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About stenoodie

I'm a stenographer, foodie, and avid traveller just trying to find her place in the world.
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