Hoof Café 923 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M6J 1W2 (416) 792-7511 Perfect For: Brunch
Was originally going to post Capocaccia review before this one, but then decided that reviewing mediocrity and poor service is less of a fun task, than writing about the yumminess of the Hoof Café! Am I right or am I right?
As a long-time lover of the Black Hoof, I’ve been curious about its little sister the Hoof Café for a while now. And this Canada Day, when Al and I decided to venture out to Saving Grace for brunch, which was closed, we ended up at the Hoof Café instead and I am happy that we did.
Instead of being adventurous this time around, both of us went with Brioche French Toast ($12), which was quite small, compared to other portions of French toast around the city, but definitely full of flavor, and so yummy, that no crumb was spared in its devouring.
And since we still had room for more, and since both Hoofs are famous for their charcuterie, we got us an order of Ploughman’s ($14). A little bit of prosciutto, duck, mortadella, terrine, some crostini, and much more, and I am transported right back into my childhood, where breakfast would consist of salami or mortadella on a piece of toast with cheese and butter. Homemade and delicious. Just like the lovely Hoof Café.
The service is knowledgeable, friendly and consistent. The atmosphere is airy, and comfortable. We both leave happy and satisfied, ready to take on Toronto on this lazy afternoon. Certain that we will definitely be coming back for more.