Mira Mira Diner
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Mira Mira Diner is serving delectable comfort food and indulgent desserts on a cheery patio.
Five years since launching as a catering company, Amira Becaravic and Justin Cheung finally have a full-service restaurant to call home.
The couple, who met while working at the Royal York, have taken Mira Mira and a staple honey kimchi chicken from catering to a stall at Assembly Chef’s Hall, now closed.
Mira Mira in Leslieville, located just west, serves a menu of sandwiches and ice cream for takeout.
But it’s in this historic bank building that Mira Mira finally gets to shine. Unlike its Leslieville restaurant, the diner offers a full list of mains intended to be eaten on a stellar patio.
Start with a glass of poached black tiger shrimp ($16) with house cocktail sauce.
Scoop up blue crab and artichoke dip ($15) with pita and fried taro chips.
While you can find all of Mira Mira’s signature sandwiches here (the East Coast Donairwich is still the most popular order at their Leslieville store) I’d go for one of the mains.
The irony of comfort food is that eating too much of it often takes you well past comfort levels and into the realm of regret.
Mira Mira’s plates are just hearty enough to satiate any cravings but easy enough to comfortably leave room for dessert, which you’ll want.
The fish and chips ($22) is a light and airy filet of beer-battered Atlantic cod, served with a lemongrass tartar sauce and bourbon curry gravy. It comes with crinkle cut potatoes and coleslaw.
The steak and eggs ($26) are crushable. This fatty 8 oz piece of AAA ribeye beef comes with two sunny side eggs, asparagus, and a miso peppercorn cream sauce.
The dessert list feels apropos to any beach town outing, including a perfect key lime pie from Gerrard St. Bakery.
A strawberry and rhubarb funnel cake with a baseball-sized scoop of Kawartha ice cream will have you nodding off on your ride home.
A list of pretty cocktails are a visual treat. There’s a passionfruit mimosa with prosecco, passionfruit juice, and a delicate layer of matcha foam.
For something nostalgic, but boozier, there’s a root beer float ($13.50) with Bacardi spiced rum and french vanilla ice cream, a good way to end a beach day.