white brick kitchen toronto

Toronto restaurant known for its brunch and fried chicken has permanently closed

A restaurant known for some of Toronto's best chicken n' waffles and mac n' cheese has announced they're getting out of the game for good.

White Brick Kitchen posted on Instagram to let everyone know they'd no longer be able to get their finger-lickin' fix from the Koreatown restaurant. While the decision was obviously a tough one, the reasoning behind it isn't quite as tragic as some other closures.

"We didn't do an advertised last day. It was hard to gauge how much to prepare. Honestly, the reason we are closing is that for the last eight years we have worked 14-hour days and during quarantine we had so much time for our families and to peruse other interests that we couldn't go back to it," says Stephen Howell of White Brick Kitchen.

The restaurant temporarily closed on March 17, around the same time as all restaurants in Toronto were recommended to do so. They reopened with a limited menu on June 26, but then posted about the permanent closure over the August long weekend.

They're selling off decor and artwork so you can always have a little piece of White Brick to remember it by, and they recommend Chica's and Stockyards as substitutes if you ever find yourself craving their chicken.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Kraft Dinner just opened a Toronto restaurant but delivery prices are outrageous

This peach ice cream is going viral and here's where to get it in Toronto

10 restaurants doing Lunar New Year meal deals in Toronto for 2022

Toronto ice cream shop also known for its chocolate has permanently closed

Famous Indian restaurant from Montreal opens first Toronto location

Iconic Chinese restaurant that closed in Toronto is reopening soon

Store known for its knives is permanently closing Toronto location

Japanese restaurant in Toronto permanently closes after less than 2 years