Meat? Smokehouse? Oh, you got my attention. Located in the neighbourhood of Roncesvalles is Barque Smokehouse, a popular brunch/meal-with-smoked-meat goodness spot. They have a butcher bar a few doors away where you can take home smoked meat.
What drawn us here is the Smoked Duck Pancakes, a plate of sweet and savoury. Apparently, it’s damn good.
I had the sunnyside-up egg with pork hash, smoked bacon and toast. The traditional egg, meat and toast breakfast/brunch but with some specialty. The chipotle BBQ pork hash was a little spicy for me, but this is very decent, satisfying portion.
My brother got the pancake. I had a piece of it and is it worth it? Yes. You have the fluffy pancake (sorry Mildred’s!), sweet blueberry compote and the salty, smoky duck meat. You get the drift…
Fried or Scrambled Eggs ($16) – two eggs with chipotle BBQ pork hash, candied smoked bacon and toast.
Smoked Duck Pancakes ($16) – blueberry compote, whipped chèvre.
Recommend to make reservations (they accept brunch reservations). Family-friendly.
299 Roncesvalles Avenue