Sunday brunch at Cool Hand of a Girl Cafe is certainly not fancy! The small restaurant on Dundas Street West in the Junction looks like it was put together with lots of different pieces of furniture from different places. This is cool because maybe they are being reused instead of buying all new things.
The window seat was great because it was nice and bright. My family of 5 fit comfortably – but if you have more than 5 in your party, I wouldn’t recommend going without calling first since the tables and restaurant are small, and it was quite busy.
We ordered a fresh, organic Mango Orange and Beet Ginger juice to start – neither were appealing to me, but my siblings and parents loved them and thought they were fresh and ordered more. They do serve herbal teas and organic fair-trade coffee, which is always a good sign that they care about their ingredients, or that’s what I think anyway!
The menu is great (and always changing – see picture below of blackboard) because they source their ingredients from farmers’ markets locally and organic as they can. I’ve noticed this more and more at restaurants and wish there was more organic everywhere. Or at least, that restaurants declare that they are against and not using GMOs.
I enjoyed my Avocado Parmesan sandwich with lemon pepper dressing, tomato (which I removed and gave to my father – I’m not a tomato person when they are whole!), fresh basil, pile of greens, and a little vegenaise. My mother loved her big bowl of lentil soup, and everyone else liked their selections as well. Overall, the food is just ok. But when a restaurant serves organic ketchup with their real food (so many don’t, and I don’t get that!), in a funky little place, it’s worth going. Plus, you can go to Bunner’s Bakeshop for dessert just down the street, which makes the trip there all the more worth it!