Jewish Brunch at Free Times Cafe in Toronto

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah Jonathan and I walked west along College Street to enjoy the comforts of Jewish home cooking. I was entirely exhausted (and would discover the following morning, sick with the flu) so a visit to Free Times Cafe sounded like a perfect spot to enjoy dinner.

The dining room interior is plenty eclectic while the back room often offers live music in the evenings. We were seated by an open window overlooking Kensington Market which would officially be my final “summer patio moment,” sort of. Jonathan ordered a bowl of matzo ball soup while I decided to cave to my cravings and ordered their smoked meat poutine. We both shared a plate of blintzes and latkes which were served with sweet apple sauce and thick sour cream. We spent the next few hours talking about life. My heart ached, the summer had exhausted me and now that TIFF had officially ended and the first Fall colours were slowly falling onto the sidewalk…like the rest of Canadians I was preparing to dig in my heels for a few months of cold winter.

Matzo Ball Soup

Smoked Meat Poutine

Blintzes and Latkes

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