After devouring what appears to be a growing amount of Easter Eggs and other Christian foods around this time of year, April becomes the perfect month to balance out your faith-based eating. There are so many ways in which one can reach this religious and gastronomic equilibrium, but none better than Bella’s Authentic Jewish Brunch at The Free Times Cafe.
Every Sunday, the Free Times mythical cook Bella whips up a revered buffet that Toronto Life deems the “most entertaining brunch” in Toronto. With hypnotizing live klezmer in the background, the Free Times is the next best thing to being on a Kibbutz on a Sunday morning. Even with the sometimes oppressive line-ups of Jewish and non-Jewish breakfast crowd (best to call ahead), the restaurant’s ardent culture of relaxation is never threatened. In fact, the cozy folk cafe might be the city’s most appropriate venue for a culinary ode to three thousand years of beautiful tradition.
With more than 40 items up for grabs, the Free Times on a Sunday is one of the most accessible Jewish buffets between Major St. and Spadina Ave. For a paltry $17.95, there’s a choice of potato latkes, blintzes, lox eggs & onions, challah french toast (BEST), sour cream, apple auce, bagels, lox & cream, salmon patties, gefilte fish, cheese, salads galore, fresh fruit, cheeses, cakee, sweets and so on and so forth. The brews start after 11:00 a.m.
The Free Times Cafe
Bella! Did Ya Eat? Authentic Jewish Brunch
320 College Street
416 967 1078