Brunch at The Depanneur: The Morning After | Toronto Star

Brunch at The Depanneur: The Morning After

By MARY LUZ MEJIA | Wed., March 14, 2012 | Toronto Star

On the Menu: A small menu of egg-based breakfast palate-pleasers including a breakfast sandwich comprised of an organic egg frittata served with a flavoured mayo on St. John’s raisin bread or sourdough. The husband opts for the Piperade Omelette with onions, red and green peppers, thyme, garlic and prosciutto. The cook du jour, a rosy-cheeked blonde gal named Ginger Dean whips up a mean omelette – fluffy and cooking school-perfect that envelopes a delicious ratatouille like blend. Served with lightly dressed greens, we ask for a side of sourdough toast to round it off ($12 for omelette and $3 for hot buttered toast).

While delicious, I hone in on the fried egg, cheddar and cilantro “chutney” Breakfast Burrito served with curry-laced home fries and a tasty little mound of lightly-dressed greens. Bright, green and as fresh as a spring day, the cilantro chutney, that more closely resembles a pesto to me, really makes this dish. An avowed cilantro hater, the husband tastes one bite after seeing the expression on my face and declares, “It’s good, and I can taste why you like it, even if it’s made with cilantro.” Those, my friends, are big kudos coming from the man who tries to avoid the herbaceous green whenever possible. Since we miss out on the delectable looking donuts – they sold the last one just as we got there – we unintentionally watch the lucky soul who snagged it devour it in four bites. Same for the cinnamon buns, whose buttery sweet aroma lingers while we dine. Savvy brunchers, be there no later than 11 a.m. or you’ll miss these weekend-only treats too!