Having enjoyed Canoe, Auberge du Pommier, Luma, and Canteen, I have been a fan of O&B for quite some time. While I’m not so hot on Jump Cafe, I like how O&B has a good range of spots, especially in the downtown core.
I liked my breakfast buttie at Canteen before my epic Oceania Adventure, so I did not hesitate to return for dinner. Oh, how I wish I had…it was a surprisingly disappointing experience.
Verdict: Good breakfast, bad dinner
Location: 330 King Street, Toronto
The French Onion Soup was disappointingly watery and flavourless and the gnocchi’s texture was awful and swimming in yuck. Gnocchi fans, definitely stay away – try Woodlot instead! They also have a French Onion soup on their menu, which I’ve heard is quite good,
I ordered a Beef Brisket Sandwich, served on a buttery croissant with havarti and sauerkraut.
It was aight but nothing special, I wasn’t expecting to be blown away since O&B isn’t known for their brisket. However,I was quite glad that I ordered a sandwich and not one of their pizzas or pasta dishes...mediocre is better than terrible.
We tried a dessert, since we had a chocolate craving. The chocolate brownie was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream:
We didn’t bother finishing it. Sorry O&B Canteen…I like your breakfast butties, but not a fan of your dinner!