First of all I have to say it’s decorated like a porteño coffee shop. It’s simple and unpretentious, with an interesting antique coffee machine. It’s almost like being in Buenos Aires.
And as if you were in Buenos Aires, you can order the classic cortado, a combination of equal parts espresso and milk.
The brunch food has a contemporary style with an Argentinian approach, serving dishes you can find at any other place in Toronto, but with an interesting twist, for sure.
I ordered the Chorizo Benedicto ($14), an interesting and very Argentinian version of Benedict Eggs. Besides the eggs, you get chorizo over trotillas! Yep, genius! It comes with frijoles and pico de gallo (ok, a little from Mexico here).
My husband got the Huevos Gramajo ($8.50): 2 eggs scrambled with onions, potatoes, red peppers, ham and pico de gallo. Superb. But be aware after you eat this you will probably take several hours until you want to eat anything again.
We found the prices very affordable and it is this kind of small hidden gem in the city, or as an Argentinian would say “de barrio” (from the neighbourhood).
By the way, you can go there to drink yerba mate (the Argentina’s national drink, it looks like bitter tea but never say that to an Argentinian) or buy some to brew at home.