With a holiday on Friday, the weekend is just around the corner, and in Toronto, that means one major thing: BRUNCH. Brunch is arguably my favourite meal of the day/week and thanks to the opening of Voodoo Child on College, I’ve got some pretty amazing grub just around the corner.
Vodoo is the love child of Scotty Daté and David Rad, who employ the creative talents of chef Aidan Pascoe and barrista and latte artist extraordinaire, Bruce Ly. Located at 388 College St. just east of Bathurst, Vodoo Child opened it’s unassuming doors quietly late this Fall. The space is bright and minimalist, with a cozy, friendly vibe, a tiny open kitchen, and local arts and goods covering the walls and shelf space.
Voodoo’s menu is equally simple: the brunch menu offers only three options, which change regularly, and in our experience, typically seems to include something sweet, something savoury, and something vegetarian(ish). I’ve sampled the the truffled scrambled eggs, the lardon pancakes and the stuffed french toast all of which achieved that perfect balance of decadence (hearty & flavour packed without inducing a fat/sugar coma) needed on a Saturday morning. Presented on an assortment of vintage and white dishes, brunch, like the space itself, is unpretentious but still carefully plated. The ingredients are fresh and the dishes uncomplicated, but unique. French toast is served stuffed with pulled pork, berry pancakes come with a side of minted slaw, and a salad with eggs and fried potatoes make for that perfect combination of breakfast and lunch that brunch is all about.