Discover globally inspired brunches east of the Don.
JUDGE SUZANNE BARR, FORMERLY SATURDAY DINETTE
“Maha has embraced the importance of how small business bring communities together through food and drinks.”
JUDGE MATT BLONDIN, BLONDIE’S PIZZA
"So cheap, so good, so filling! Order Hungry Tata’s Lunch!"
MAHA’S EGYPTIAN BRUNCH (#24) POST CITY’S TAKE: A queue that long every weekend can’t be wrong: Maha’s Egyptian Brunch is like nothing else around. It has all the components of a truly delicious brunch: rustic Egyptian flatbread; soft, runny eggs in which to dip it; tender sautéed tomatoes for a perfect shakshuka; and an irresistible tray of baklava, all in a bright, sunny dining room. 226 Greenwood Ave.
HASTINGS SNACK BAR (#27) POST CITY’S TAKE: “Charming” is the only word for this wee Polish diner. Needlepoint and traditional decorative tchotchkes adorn the walls. Owner Ania Garbos can usually be seen pacing the kitchen, boiling perogies and checking on cabbage rolls. The food is serious: traditional Polish breakfast, pork schnitzel to die for and doughnuts galore, all made with love. 5 Hastings Ave.