Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

OVERVIEW


Great food, airy atmosphere, excellent service, and fun attention to details….I love Mildred’s Temple Kitchen!

Liberty Village is a delightful little area in the western part of the city, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is equally delightful! I’d recently tasted a tiny nibble of the restaurant’s offerings at Second Harvest’s Toronto Taste event earlier this month, and was eager to visit and try out their brunch menu!

 


. My friends and I visited on a Sunday afternoon. As it was Father’s Day, the restaurant was very busy. Seating was on a first-come, first-serve basis, and at 12:30pm (when we arrived), we were told it would be a 45-minute wait. It being such a lovely day outside, we didn’t mind at all. (There are a few benches you can sit on just outside the restaurant.)

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. At the entrance to the restaurant is a lovely little shaded outdoor dining area, where guests may enjoy some fresh air with their meal. I love the adorable little white gnomes perched on each table (I was so tempted to take one home with me!), as well as the friendly-looking doggy planter sprawled in the corner, watching as passers walk by! It’s small details such as these that make this restaurant such a delight!

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. Walking into the restaurant, you instantly get a sense of the restaurant’s style…

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. A gorgeous white bar as you enter is indicative of the upscale elegance of the entire establishment. It looks very chic and modern, with its pristine surfaces and its twinkling lights.

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. Past the bar, the main dining area is surprisingly deep, airy and inviting, with its high unfinished concrete ceiling and array of delicate, dangly lights. Large floor-to-ceiling windows span one wall, filtering in lots of natural light. Along the opposite wall, a beautifully-maintained open-concept kitchen is situated on a raised level for all to see. This restaurant is a truly elegant and inviting space. It is a contemporary blend of clean wood, polished stainless steel, and homey knick-knacks.  I loved discovering the random treasures that are casually displayed around the space! It is casual elegance with an eclectic flair for knick-knackery!

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. The staff at this restaurant was exceptionally friendly and the service was excellent. (But I already sensed it would be – While we were waiting outside for a table, we witnessed one of the restaurant employees bringing out a dish of water for a thirsty pooch belonging to one of the restaurant’s patrons, who was sitting outside.)

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. This restaurant is ideal for a long, leisurely brunch! We had a lovely meal and were very impressed with our experience. We’ll definitely be back!

 

THE FOOD


* On the day of our visit, the only menu available was a special $25 prix fixe menu in honor of Father’s Day. This included a glass of juice (choice of orange or grapefruit), biscuits & scones, an entree, and a small take-home sweet treat at the end of the meal.

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. Grapefruit Juice (included) and a Mimosa (not included):

  • The mimosa was my friend’s so I didn’t try it. The grapefruit juice, however, was great – obviously fresh!

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. Buttermilk Biscuits and Blackcurrant Scones: Served with homemade preserves and sweet butter.

  • These were so good! Light and tasty. I loved the apple butter preserve (that was essentially applesauce)!

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. Veda’s Choice (Regular price – $14.50): Mildred’s classic poached eggs on a flakey croissant with your choice of smoked salmon or rosemary bacon, topped with Béarnaise sauce & served with mixed greens.

  • I opted for the Veda’s Choice. It was beautifully presented and delicious! I loved the light flakiness of the croissant and the runniness of the two perfectly poached eggs inside! So good!

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. Huevos Monty (Regular price – $14.50): Black been refritos and sharp cheddar cheese baked in flour tortillas and topped with eggs sunny, fresh salsa, and avocado crème fraîche.

  • M and S both ordered this and they both raved about it! Not only did it look delicious, but it tasted delicious, too!

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

. Pecan Squares:

  • These pecan squares were gooey and sweet. Very good!

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

 

RESTAURANT INFO


Mildred's Temple Kitchen

ADDRESS: 85 Hanna Avenue, Toronto (South-East quadrant of King St W & Dufferin St; In the same building as the LCBO, beneath the GoodLife Fitness)

TELEPHONE: 416.588.5695

WEBSITE: http://www.templekitchen.com/

WHERE TO PARK: There is paid parking in the parking garage below the building, as well as a paid outdoor parking lot nearby. Paid metered parking (a somewhat less expensive option) is available on Hanna Avenue.

 

NOTES:

  • Outdoor seating available

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