Bluegrass Brunch in New Toronto

You don't normally consider your local billiard hall when thinking about brunch, but I was intrigued by the Sunday morning bluegrass brunch I saw promoted at NTB Lakeshore. NTB Lakeshore is on Lake Shore between Fifth and Sixth Streets.


A live band played cool bluegrass music while we enjoyed all-you-can-eat bacon, eggs, sausage, french toast, hashbrowns and fruit salad. I couldn't afford to do this every week with a family of six (even though the baby didn't partake), but it was very cool.


NTB calls itself Toronto's best kept secret, and it might just be. We were one of three groups there this morning. I recommend checking this out while you can.


The bluegrass brunch is every Sunday at 10am, and despite the monkey giving you the finger, it's definitely kid-friendly.


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Rob J

Fun!! New Toronto seems like a place that would only exist in fantasy literature. #jealous

November 13, 2016 @ 1:59 PM

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@Rob J

It's definitely unique...

November 13, 2016 @ 3:28 PM


I've been to that place once, to play pool one Friday night. It seemed like one of those places to avoid, but after a decade of living in Mimico we checked it out. It turned out to be open-guitar night and every half-hour or so a different person would get up on stage, plug in his guitar, tell the rest of the band what half-dozen songs they wanted to play, and let 'er rip. I was pleasantly surprised.

And on a side note, I remember they had Great Lakes Beer on tap.

I have not heard of this bluegrass brunch concept, but it sounds worth a try.

November 13, 2016 @ 8:59 PM

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I did note a Pompous Ass sign on the wall.

November 13, 2016 @ 9:01 PM

Ryan G

When I was in Las Vegas with some friends a few years back, one morning about 9am they all went to breakast, complete with bacon, eggs and the a strip joint. They even washed it all down with beer and tequila.

Vegas also has a lot of busker types who rent expensive costumes (batman, spiderman,etc) and then get photos with tourists for dough, and I guess they do ok. My one friend decided to give his money to a different type of busker though. There was one plainly dressed dude holding a sign advertising his service. For $20 you could kick him in the nuts. So sad, but I gotta say.. one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life.

November 14, 2016 @ 11:24 AM

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