Located at 807 Gerrard Street East where Gerrard meets Logan, Hammersmith's is a great go-to spot for brunch at the nexus of East Chinatown, Riverdale and Leslieville. Occupying the space of what was formerly the storied Logan Grill, new owners Colin Reed and Brittany Pegler have retained much of the original look of the old diner, with an un-fussy, clean and functional appearance which is also reflected in their approach to cooking good locally-sourced food and the quiet, friendly service they provide their customers.
With a focus on brunch, Colin and Brittany have created a menu that changes according to what's available from their favourite local suppliers, or to what's currently tickling their creative fancy. I opted for a perfectly prepared cured salmon and cream cheese omelette, accompanied by a lightly dressed peppery arugula salad and freshly toasted whole-grain baguette. And, as a perfect end, a signature cranberry scone fresh from the morning's oven.
Cute Colin handles the table service and does the cooking in Hammersmith's traditional open-style kitchen, and he does so with considerable ease and efficiency. Brittany is the pastry chef, and handily prepares the baking for the day in addition to custom orders of everything from delicious (yummm, something tells me butter is involved in the making of these) hand-crafted cranberry scones to fresh and fanciful wedding cakes. Want to pick up an order of cupcakes or scones to go? Give Brittany a call and place your baking order in advance!
Hammersmith's is a truly refreshing spot for brunch - open Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 3:30pm, and weekends from 9:30am-4pm. We adore their outstanding fare both sweet and savoury, and the relaxed, low-key pretense-free neighbourhood vibe. Be sure to check them out by clicking HERE.
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