Egg Lovers, Meet Your New Favourite Brunch: Egg Bae
Summer is finally here, and you know what that means: more and more beautiful days for brunch! And if you're a breakfast sandwich kind of person, Egg Bae is the perfect brunch spot for you. With the motto "Eggs Before All Else", this little joint in Kensington Market is Toronto's latest source for delicious and egg-filled breakfast sandwiches.
Their menu, which only features six options (two of which are vegetarian, so you know I'm satisfied), is entirely composed of fried egg sandwiches with various tasty toppings and fillings.
During my visit, I tried the Bae Don't Kale My Vibe, which featured a fried egg, avocado, slow-cooked onions, Muenster cheese, fried tofu and their special Bae sauce (which seemed to be some kind of mayo). It had a great flavour profile, with the fried tofu adding just enough crunch to keep it interesting.
My boyfriend tried the Seaside Bae (yes, all the sandwiches somehow have bae in the name). His included scrambled eggs, house-cured citrus pepper salmon, potato chips, pickled shallots, arugula, and herbed mayo.
We agreed that both of them were delicious (and the fresh-made buns were a great touch!).
(Too bad about the construction in the background, though - it would have been lovely to sit in the park!)
I was also pleasantly surprised that there wasn't too long of a wait even though I showed up around 11:30. (I get hangry very easily, so any spot where there's a long line is an automatic no from me!) Plus, the grab-and-go format means that even if there aren't any tables available, it's easy to order and then go explore Kensington Market.
(During the summer, it might even be preferable to go eat outside. When I checked out Egg Bae, either they didn't have air conditioning or just hadn't turned it on yet.)
Another advantage of grabbing brunch at Egg Bae: it doesn't just have to be brunch! Since they serve their egg sandwiches (and nothing else) all day, it's the perfect spot to stop for lunch or a mid-afternoon snack if you're feeling that brunch mood on a different day of the week. (Much better than all-day breakfast at McDonalds or Tim Hortons, right?) If it was on my way to work, I'd probably stop here much more often just to grab something for my walk down.
Plus, the décor is super cute - I'm a big fan of their graffitied vibe, especially the little chick that greets you as you walk in.
I'm planning on going again soon to try their other veggie sandwich, as well as grab a hashbrown or two for the road (who doesn't love crispy potatoes, right?). If you've tried it, let me know if their meat sandwiches are as tasty as their veggie ones.
Egg Bae brunch at a glance:
- You can find their menu here
- Good for: couples, a couple of friends, or a solo meal
- Good mix of vegetarian, fish, and meat options
- Brunch hours:
- 8 am - 3 pm Wednesday - Friday
- 9 am - 5 pm Saturday - Sunday