This week on Oh So Sinfully Delicious we've decided to change things up a bit, so instead of baking up a concoction of deliciousness, we wanted to become food critics for a day. The lucky restaurant that we've chosen to review this week is Boom Breakfast & Co, the perfect place to have brunch with family, friends, or even solo.
One day, last long weekend, three fabulous ladies were sitting comfortably at Boom Breakfast & Co, sipping lattes, catching up on the latest gossip, and relaxing as they watched stylishly dressed Torontonians stroll by Boom. This is how the setting was, as Ana, my friend S, and moi, got together to try out what Boom had to offer. Now, I've always wanted to go to this restaurant since the day it opened on St. Clair West Ave . It feels and looks like a typical brunch restaurant, with leather booths that give it that 1950s diner feel, and stools by one side of the restaurant for those who eating solo, or on the go.
The majority of the meals served in boom are egg based dishes, which is kind of a problem for me since I don't like eating eggs directly. Of course for those who abhor the dairy product, Boom does provide other food such as pancakes, waffles, pasta, burgers and sandwiches. I chose Boom's Blueberry Pancakes, while my friend S ordered the Strawberry and Banana Pancakes drizzled with chocolate sauce. Ana got an egg dish, which she'll give her thoughts on below. The service was great, the staff were super friendly, but my pancakes were a disappointment. I found them on the dry side partly because I didn't have any syrup with them. So why didn't I have any syrup? Because you had to pay for the syrup, which I personally don't think is fair. My friend S on the other hand received an amazing display of pancakes topped with a generous amount of sliced strawberries and bananas. It looked so good, and she said that it tasted really good too. Overall brunch at Boom was OK but I don't think I'll be going back there any time soon.
Service: 9. The staff were really nice and patient to diners despite the increasingly long line up of people waiting for a table.
Food: 6. So I'm being totally biased here cause I only ate the blueberry pancakes (without any maple syrup, or any sugary condiment at all!) but I'll take my friend and Ana's word that their meals were tasty and their lattes were pretty good.
Price: 7. The prices were pretty average.
Atmosphere: 8. Nice place to chill out with the ones you love.
Hmmm brunch. One of my favorite meals. I mean, what could be better than toast, eggs, bacon, pancakes, fruits, and fries, all in one meal? Nom nom nom.
As you can see from the pic above I chose the typical brunch dish. The presentation was okay and the portions were perfect. You can eat everything and feel satisfied without having to unbutton your jeans. The toasts were perfectly toasted and the fries were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. They were seasoned with oregano or another herb like that. It was a good change from the regular salt-and-black-pepper. You would think that with so many egg dishes on their menu they are experts in eggs or something like that but mine were tasteless. Nothing a dash of salt couldn't fix but still, I expected more from them. But then again, there's so much you can do with scrambled eggs, right? My pancakes were fluffy and light but with no flavour. A syrup would've been perfect. You HAVE to have syrup with your pancakes, so why we have to pay for it? No points for you Boom.
All in all, my meal was okay.The staff were very friendly and our waitress was very patient with us and didn't rush us to choose or to leave the restaurant, even though there were a line of people waiting to be seated. I would go back there again, but to try their pasta or sandwich dishes.
Service: 9. Friendly staff and fast serving.
Food: 7. Good presentation and portions.
Price: 7. Reasonable prices.Atmosphere: 9.5. Diner look. Love it.
1036 St Clair W. (@Glenholme Ave)