Five must try dishes at this popular brunch spot in Toronto

Published March 2, 2022 at 7:20 pm

For breakfast and brunch dishes that are as Instagrammable as they are delicious, Pür & Simple in Etobicoke is definitely a must-try.

The restaurant is located at 181 North Queen Street, just north of CF Sherway Gardens.

Pür & Simple is a Canadian born franchise and has become one of Canada’s most popular and fastest growing breakfast chains, with numerous locations throughout the GTA and Ontario, and a presence in over seven provinces. 

While it’s a franchise, each of their locations are highly involved in their communities, just like you’d expect from a local restaurant.

The restaurant is open daily from 7 am to 3 pm, and it’s especially busy on the weekends, so get there early to avoid the wait.

All of their dishes are delicious and absolutely picture perfect. Pür & Simple puts just as much effort into the presentation as they put into taste, and it shows in their food, drinks, and the sexy vibe of the restaurant itself.

Their goal is to reinvent breakfast by offering a twist on breakfast classics, must-try creative fusions, and a state-of-the-art Nespresso machine for specialty coffees. Good coffee is a must, especially when paired with such a luxurious dining experience.

Not sure what to try from their massive menu? Here are three must-try dishes:

Red Velvet Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk pancakes are fluffier and moister, which is a definite upgrade from regular pancakes. Pür & Simple doesn’t disappoint with this dish of three huge red velvet pancakes, drizzled with fresh raspberry coulis and sweet cream cheese just like a decadent slice of red velvet cake. Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast?

The velvety smooth pancakes are topped with juicy raspberries, a generous dollop of whipped cream, and fresh mint as a nice finishing touch. If all of that still isn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can drizzle on real maple syrup to make it that much sweeter.

It’s an understatement to say this dish really stands out. With its aesthetically pleasing red and white design (very appropriate for the holidays!), the red velvet pancakes are the perfect candidate for posting on social media (and getting your friends jealous about the amazing pancakes you’re eating). 

French Toast Crisp

French toast is one of those classic breakfast staples that will never get old. While Pür & Simple has multiple options for French toast on the menu, the French Toast Crisp is their most uniquely delicious take on this classic dish. The generous serving of toast is breaded with Panko breadcrumbs (a Japanese variety of flaky breadcrumb that has become more popular in Western cuisine), which adds a nice subtle crunch and texture. 

The artisanal toast is drizzled with raspberry coulis and English cream, then topped with fresh raspberries and blueberries, whipped cream and fresh mint. It’s an overall delicious combination of ingredients that hits the spot.

Nespresso Crème Brûlée Latte

If you’re looking for something sweet and holiday-esque from the restaurant’s selection of specialty coffees, then you’ll want to try the limited-time Nespresso Crème Brûlée Latte. Made with a state-of-the-art Nespresso machine, this hot cup of espresso is complemented by the sweet flavours of vanilla and caramel, and its pleasing foaminess is fun to drink (be warned, you might give yourself a foamy mustache!). This is a very tasty option for your morning caffeine, so head in soon as it won’t be on the menu forever.

There’s much more to discover on Pür & Simple’s menu, which offers a lot more than just breakfast. The restaurant also has gourmet omelettes, homemade waffles, sweet and savoury crepes, avocado toast, and a lunch menu with burgers (beef and chicken), grilled cheese, sandwiches and tacos.

The drink menu includes a smoothie bar (think fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, freshly squeezed OJ) and a mixologist-designed cocktail menu that takes brunching to a whole new level.

Next time you’re craving breakfast, brunch or lunch consider giving Pür & Simple a try (just get there early on weekends to avoid the wait). Or you can order online for takeout or delivery.

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