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Me and Mine

Posted by Josh Wise / Reviewed on August 16, 2013 / review policy

Me and Mine TorontoMe and Mine is a new brunch spot on a stretch of College that is quickly getting a breath of new life. Sitting between Dufferin and Brock, Me and Mine has joined the recently opened Brockton Haunt and Takht-e Tavoos bringing new life and new tastes to this increasingly popular stretch of College west.

Me and MineWalking in to their bright and airy space on a Sunday at noon, the restaurant is completely empty. With a clean and well decorated interior Me and Mine has a distinctly calming feel with a 'seaside' style decor and the sounds of surf-rock coming through the speakers. We were quickly brought our coffees - a good, strong cup served in camping mugs - and offered some complimentary grilled watermelon, a nice introduction to the neighbourhood's newest spot.

Me and MineWith a small menu we were able to get almost every item they were offering on their third Sunday brunch service. The kale and goat cheese torte ($12) sits atop a warm and moist piece of jalapeno cornbread. The flavours of the mild goat cheese, kale and mild cornbread mix wonderfully. With a large portion of the light and fluffy dish, this packs a solid breakfast-punch.

Me and MineThe pork and egg pie ($13) is another great option. In a flaky and buttery crust, this pie is filled with a hard-boiled quail egg and some well seasoned ground pork. For breakfast pie lovers out there, this is definitely worthy of a taste. The pie is served with a chunky sweet potato mash and a light pea salad.

The cowboy sausage ($13, lead photo) was served with a cauliflower and aged cheddar bake topped with pickled cherries and a green bean and watercress salad. We felt that this was missing a crucial breakfast element, so we added a poached egg to make the meal a little more 'pre-noon' appropriate ($2.50 extra). The sausage was juicy and well cooked and offered a solid contrast with the subtly sweet and cheesy bites from the bake.

Me and MineThe definite winner was the cured and torched trout ($15). A thick cut of cured trout is laid atop two buckwheat and poppy seed pancakes. The trout is top quality, tasting fresh and hearty, still quite tender and moist. The pancakes were a little dry, but after adding some butter were a nice complement to the fish. Along with a light grilled salad and yoghurt cheese, we were all fighting for bites of this dish.

Me and MineWhile not the most typical of brunch-fare, this menu is very well thought through, with a focus on fresh tastes and a meshing of flavours. Everyone in our party left feeling satisfied with their meal. With lots of interested on-lookers peeking in to check out the menu, you can be sure Me and Mine will soon be bringing in some larger crowds.

Me and MinePhotos by Marni Wolf

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6 Comments

TJ / August 17, 2013 at 02:40 pm
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Beautiful brunch! A perfect balance of sweet and savoury in both our dishes (the special of fennel sausage served with a slightly sweet zucchini loaf, and the kale-goatcheese torte on grilled cornbread) Both were winners! Service was also excellent and helpful. My only rec would be to warm up the decor in the place as it is a bit too austere for such a lively menu. Oh, and also... more bicycle parking please ;) I want to see you guys around for a long time to come!
elaine / August 20, 2013 at 11:02 am
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Fabulous lunch!

My husband I recently ate at Me and Mine and LOVED it!!

The decor we loved, service was excellent and the food was scrumptious.

My husband had the cowboy sausages and even found the cauliflower bake delicious, even though he has never liked cauliflower before!!

I had the cured trout which definitely was a winner!

We will return and we await the grand opening and dinner menu with great anticipation.

My compliments to the chef and owners of this great restaurant addition to this area.
harrycaul / October 18, 2013 at 04:32 pm
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Overpriced and undersized.
The portions were tiny. I was charged for ketchup. Terrible veggie options. I wouldn't go back.
Matt replying to a comment from harrycaul / January 23, 2014 at 01:36 pm
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*I've* never been charged for ketchup at this restaurant, but then *I'm* not an asshole.
Sandra / September 6, 2014 at 01:27 pm
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I've had brunch there twice and both times was served by the same person, and both times the service was horrible. Just terrible. There wasn't even anything specific that she did to make it so bad, it just seemed like she could not handle a brunch crowd and the restaurant wasn't even full! luckily there is a big open window in the front so next time I can peek in before I go and scope out who is working. the food is delicious but not worth it if she is working.
jameson / December 1, 2014 at 10:36 pm
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this place is oddly hit or miss

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