Friday, January 23, 2015

REVIEW | Stoney Bread Company

Clara's been to the the original location of Stoney's Bread Company in Oakville many times, urging me to make a visit myself for their yummy menu offerings.  In this particular case, I didn't have to go all the way to Oakville because Stoney's opened a new location just 5 minutes from my place in Etobicoke! I have been a couple times already, both for their Sunday brunch service and I must say that I am quickly loving the new neighbourhood restaurant addition.

Situated on The Queensway, just West of the Cineplex Theatres you will find Stoney's second restaurant. There is limited parking space that is usually full on Sundays so you can also park on the streets by the theatres or in the parking at the bank across the street.

At Stoney's you are to order your food and drink, take a number and then wait to be seated if dining in the restaurant. Once your menu items are ready, the server will bring them to your table. From Sunday brunch, soups & salads, pizzas, to entrees, Stoney's offers a variety of fresh food items as well as alcoholic beverages. Not only is this charming atmosphere perfect for family brunch, it's great for dinner dates or a group get together.

The service at the new Stoney's restaurant is friendly and welcoming as well. Of course during peak hours it's expected that there would be a wait but during my most recent visit, the staff seemed to be settling in well.

 Canadian Peameal Back Bacon ($8.00)
with three mustard aioli on a ciabatta

 Santa Fe Eggs ($11.00)
Poached eggs, back bacon, charred pepper tapenade, pico de gallo & hollandaise on grilled focaccia

 Stoney's Breakfast ($12.00)
Scrambled eggs, crispy bacon & hash browns

Spinach Frittata ($10.50)
Spinach, field mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes & asiago

Crêpe aux Fraises ($11.00)
Field berries, lemon & brown sugar, flambé au Grand Marnier with vanilla whipped cream

Stoney's Omelette ($10.50)
Chorizo sausage, charred peppers, field mushrooms & asiago

What I really enjoy about Stoney's is the restaurant quality market fresh food that's available in a casual atmosphere where you set the pace for your dining experience. It offers the best of both worlds: dine-in or take-out in an efficient manner.

There are other restaurant cafes nearby with the same type of service such as Artisano's or Panera Bread, but the quality of service and food seems to be set Stoney's apart from them.

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