Maha’s Toronto: Egyptian Brunch Serves Falafel, Feta and Foole

Maha’s Toronto is one of the most popular brunch restaurants in Little India. Ranked as one of the best Egyptian restaurants in Toronto’s, Maha’s all-day breakfast menu offers a taste of Cairo on Greenwood Avenue.

Step inside Maha's Toronto, a popular brunch restaurant in Little India.
Step inside Maha’s Toronto, a popular brunch restaurant in Little India.

Step Inside Maha’s Toronto

I travel all over the world looking for an authentic taste of place: perfectly creamy hummus in Tel Aviv, scorched pizza in Rome, frothy Pisco Sour in Santiago and a hot mess of poutine whenever I’m lucky enough to find myself in Montreal.

Toronto is a multicultural culinary paradise where you can easily eat through a handful of authentic ethic restaurants in the course of one day.

Last November after adventuring through Jordan and Egypt for a month I returned home craving the unique textures and flavours that Amman and Cairo serve up fresh on the daily.

When I recently found out that a new brunch spot in Toronto’s Little India had opened up shop thanks to an entrepreneurial local Egyptian family I jumped at the opportunity to tap back into Cairo’s swoon-worthy sips and nibbles.

Honey Cardamom Latte with Fig Baklava at Maha's Toronto brunch.
Honey Cardamom Latte with Fig Baklava at Maha’s Toronto brunch.

Maha’s Toronto Brunch Menu

Maha’s Toronto is helmed by Maha Barsoom, mother to an always smiling son and daughter team who whip up unforgettable creations in their petite kitchen while waiting busy tables with a breeze. The intimate dining room features a cute little bar where sweets like fig and walnut adorned baklava tempt those popping in for a frothy honey cardamom latte. The signature drink already has a serious following!

Maha’s Toronto has developed such an enthusiastic following we suggest planning your first visit during a weekday. On weekends the brunch line can easily wrap around the street. We’d suggest order 3-4 dishes between two people.

Mind Blowing Chicken Sandwich at Maha's Toronto.
Mind Blowing Chicken Sandwich at Maha’s Toronto.

Maha’s Toronto Sandwiches

  • Date Grilled Cheese: sweet dates are sautéed in butter and stuffed in three cheese blend of gouda, havarti and swiss. Prepared with egg bread, drizzled with honey and served with cumin honey fries, salata balady or lentil soup.
  • Pharaoh’s Po Boy: authentic Cairo street food loaded with marinated and battered baby shrimp, stuffed in a mini pita with homemade tahini and tomeya.
  • Maha’s Mind Blowing Chicken: marinated chicken tossed in parsley, onions and tomatoes. Served on a toasted egg bun with tomeya, mayo and tahini.
  • Kebda Eskandarani: tender beef liver stacked on mini pita bread with fried green peppers and tahini.
  • Betengan: a popular vegan dish featuring roasted eggplant and bell peppers on a mini pita drizzled with garlic vinegar sauce and tahini.
  • The Max: loaded with charred balady bread, stuffed with foole, two falafel, sliced boiled egg, sweet vadalia onions and topped with tahini.
  • Arnabeet: a popular vegetarian dish featuring deep fried cauliflower dusted with aromatic spices and stuffed in charred mini pita and drizzled with tomeya and tahini.
  • Foole & Taameia: a popular vegan dishes featuring one mini pita split in half, 1 half foole and one half taameia with tomato, lettuce and drizzled tahini.
Pharaoh's Po'Boy, a popular Egyptian brunch dish at Maha's Toronto.
Pharaoh’s Po’Boy, a popular Egyptian brunch dish at Maha’s Toronto.

Maha’s Toronto Entrees

  • Cairo Classic: tomatoes, onions, fava beans, sliced boiled eggs, falafel, tomato feta, charred balady bread, salata balady.
  • Egyptian Falafel: falafel wrap, soft boiled eggs, cumin home fries, salata balady.
  • Sunny Eggs and Foole: fried eggs, foole, charred balady brad, salata balady.
  • Sakalance: halawa, clotted cream, fruit jam, Egyptian sugar cane molasss, hot balady bread.
  • Beleella “Noah’s Pudding”: slow cooked barely, full cream milk, flavoured with vanilla, raisins, walnuts, and coconut.
  • Basturma Scramble: thinly sliced cured beef, fenugreek, garlic, Egyptian spices, three scrambled eggs sautéed in butter, charred balady and salata balady.
  • Shakshuka: three scrambled eggs with sautéed tomatoes. Served with charred balady bread and salata balady.
  • Date Scramble: three scrambled eggs with sautéed dates. Served with charred balady bread and salata balady.
  • Egga: a herbaceous, green, Egyptian omelette. Served with charred balady bread and salata balady.
  • Maha’s Lentil Soup: creamy vegan lentil soup served with charred mini pita, fresh seasoned garlic tomatoes and sweet vidalia onions soaked in vinegar.
Date Grilled Cheese with Lentil Soup at Maha's Toronto brunch.
Date Grilled Cheese with Lentil Soup at Maha’s Toronto brunch.

Maha’s Toronto Sides and Salads

  • Watermelon Feta Salad: Egyptian feta, sweet watermelon, black olives, mint, green onions, olive oil.
  • Dokka: mixture of toasted spices, sesame seeds and nuts, paired with olive oil and enjoyed with warm pita bread.
  • Assal W’Tehina with Bread
  • Seasoned Garlic Tomatoes
  • Seasoned Mixed Olives
  • Babaghanoug
  • Hummus
  • Tahini
  • Falafel
  • Mixed Pickles
  • Cumin Home Fries
  • House Foole
  • Artichoke Salad
  • Egyptian Beet Salad
  • Pickled Baby Eggplant
  • Dee Fried Hard Boiled Egg
Maha's Toronto signature brunch plate "The Cairo Classic."
Maha’s Toronto signature brunch plate “The Cairo Classic.”

Maha’s Toronto Hours

Monday and Tuesday: 8am-7pm

Wednesday: closed

Thursday and Friday: 8am-7pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8am-5pm

Maha’s Toronto Reservations

226 Greenwood Avenue, 416-462-2703

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