After a successful brunch at Café Medina, we decided to do brunch again, this time at Twisted Fork Bistro. It's only open for brunch on weekends and holidays, and they don't take reservations. We came on BC Day, and it was still a pretty long wait, especially for a table of three. They have many small tables to seat two people, so a few pairs that came later than us got their tables much quicker. After a thirty minute wait and we got in, we noticed that some larger tables were occupied by tables of two. Kind of frustrating, when you see those pairs just taking all the time in the world, when there are very limited larger tables.
The restaurant itself was very cosy and cute, and they played good music (like Modest Mouse)!
Kem and I both got the eggs benny served with sauteed spinach, rosti, and baked beans ($12) -- I chose the avocado as filling, whereas Kem stuck with the traditional ham. The avocado was really creamy, yet light at the same time since it had some lemon juice with it. Combined with eggs, this was a very good pair. The brioche was definitely a better alternative to the traditional English muffin and it was very . I stole some ham from Kem to add to my avocado benny, and it was even better. Kem, a self-proclaimed eggs benny lover, said it was really good and agreed the brioche was amazing. She actually came back a while after to have this again. I also really liked the spinach and rosti. Restaurants seem to love giving a little bunch of spinach, and I don't know why, I love eating it too. The rosti was fresh and crispy, but I wasn't a huge fan of the baked beans. Doro and Kem liked it though.
Doro ordered the bacon, caramelized onion and brie frittata filled with potato and fresh basil, served with fresh greens and sweet corn relish ($12). I really liked it because there was a lot of cheese and it was pan-fried perfectly. I'll probably order this on my next visit! (Edit: When Kem came back, she also ordered this as well, and it wasn't as good as we had remembered, unfortunately.)
Twisted Fork Bistro
1147 Granville St