Sit-down brunch is served exclusively at this multi-level location that was once home to The Good Fork.
An open kitchen has been preserved, the 50-seat space done up in a signature pale yellow and outfitted with French-feeling touches like little chandeliers and mirrors. Head to a gem of a second-floor dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows for brunch service.
Upon entry, you're immediately greeted by an exquisite pastry case, showing off some of Ma Maison's prize creations like a chocolate mousse Valencia or an epic oversized Isaphan Macaron.
Scratch-made prepared foods including beef bourguignon, duck confit, coq au vin, curries, pasta and roast beef are available for quick pick-up, or if you prefer any item can be whipped up to order.
A range of salads includes options like lentil, red beet, mango, potato, cucumber, orzo and Nicoise.
A variety of freshly-baked breads, including famous baguette, can be picked up by the loaf or made into sandwiches here.
Croissants come in butter, chocolate, almond and chocolate-almond varieties.
Danishes come in varieties like blueberry, apricot, peach and sour cherry, found in the pastry case nestled next to apple turnovers.
House soups, vinaigrettes, cookies, sauces, jams and more can be grabbed from a French grocery shelf pantry section.
Quiches can be prepared in sizes that serve from four to 10 people, available in a range of traditional French varieties including Provencal, Lorraine, lobster, brie and leek, and broccoli chicken cheddar.
A slice of veggie quiche has a very stiff crust on the bottom, but the pleasing and colourful combination of zucchini, tomato and goat cheese still manages to make me feel tres Francais.
French toast, AKA pain perdu ($12.50), is made with house brioche and vanilla, and comes with Canadian maple syrup and seasonal fruit. Pay the extra $2 for tart wild Canadian blueberry compote and cooling, airy Chantilly cream, it's worth it.
Eggs Benedict ($18) here replaces sometimes stodgy English muffins with crisp, buttery croissants. Poached eggs and hollandaise are textbook, and you get a choice between Canadian bacon, spinach and mushroom, or for a $3 upcharge, silky smoked salmon.
An avocado tartine ($15) levels up the usual mashed avocado with slow roasted tomato, a divine onion compote and poached eggs, served on your choice of bread.
An original location without brunch service that's more dedicated to catering and takeaway has been open for over 15 years.