Toronto is the perfect city to try new restaurants, foods and cuisines, there is something new around every corner! During this visit to Toronto, my friends and I decided to try out a really cute brunch spot called The Morning After.
It had indoor and outdoor seating, due to the high volumes of people they were only able to seat our party outside, there was table seating for smaller parties and couch seating for larger groups. We got couch seating which was pretty average, there was a decent amount of space to eat but it wasn’t particularly comfortable.
The ambiance of the place is what sells it! It has a great, relaxed vibe that really makes you feel like you’re taking a break from the fast paced nature of the surrounding city. There is a really nice theme with their vibrant colours, island-like flowers and greenery, and their trendy menu items!
When we got seated, our waitress came right over and was really friendly. She asked if we wanted to get started with drinks, she gave us some insight on what was the better option for us. I decided to go with the “daytime ting”, this drink had a mix of alcohols, tropical juice/nectar and lime juice. The presentation was beautiful, it had a bright orange colour from the nectar, and was topped with a lime. The tropical nectar was thicker so it did change the consistency of the drink making it a little heavy. Nevertheless, it was strong, sweet and refreshing!
There was so much on the menu to choose from, because it was the weekend they did have a limited menu that was only inclusive of their “fan favourites”, there was a lot of great stuff on their but personally I had my eye on the blueberry brie waffle sandwich, unfortunately it was not on the weekend menu! I decided to go with the ‘still fried’ instead, it was a belgian waffle topped with fried chicken and gochujang (spicy) maple syrup. The food did have a bit of a wait time, so we relaxed, sipped on our drinks and enjoyed the patio. We were having sweet drinks and because of that there were many bees and wasps that were buzzing all around us! This made it a little tougher to enjoy our time here, but it is a norm in Toronto and the surrounding area, you really can’t run from the bees!
By the time our food was ready we were also ready to try a new drink! I opted for the pineapple mimosa, it was light, not too sweet and really complimented the food. The food was amazing, the waffle was soft, the chicken was crispy, juicy and flavorful, and the highlight of the meal was the gochujang maple syrup. Our waitress did advise us to get a little extra syrup on the side and it really was worth it! It was so tasty and delicious!
I can’t wait until I can return and try out some new drinks, the blueberry brie waffle, maybe get the “still fried” again because it was that good, and try out their nighttime menu which looks amazing as well!