Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dining: Maha's Egyptian Brunch

A Taste of the Exotic

I love Middle Eastern food and when I saw pictures of the fare at Toronto's Maha's Egyptian Brunch I knew I had to put it at the top of my list.

I recently had a chance to dine there with some of my blogger friends and we had a great time chatting about life and enjoying the delicious eats!

Joining me for this meal were my friends Anna @food.diva, Kirsten @kirstenmcne , Tiffany @littleblackpearls and Krystle @dineandfash


This little gem is located on the east side of Toronto in Leslieville. You can get street parking beside the restaurant fairly easily.

We went early on a Saturday morning and got seats right away, but I've heard the wait can be long. Head over early so you're not waiting around - but even if you do wait, the food is well worth it.
(I even took some to go!)


Maha's is a fast casual dining spot with a relaxed vibe. It's a great spot for brunch or lunch and it's important to note that they don't take reservations. I loved the Middle Eastern artifacts and light fixtures as well as the cute bowls and serving utensils.

It's truly a charming spot with a bit of an exotic but comfortable style. The colour palette of burnt umbers and terracotta with off-whites was also perfect to set off the brightly coloured food. 


Since we all love to eat, we made sure to get a few different items to taste.

I personally loved the artichoke and beet salads but one of my friends Krystle (@dineandfash) got the "Cairo Classic" which was delicious! It's a traditional Egyptian breakfast dish with boiled eggs, falafel, homemade feta, seasoned fava beans, tomatoes, onions, charred balady bread and salata balady.

It was amazing and so flavourful!

I tried the "Shakshuka" which was more of a scrambled egg dish. I had been expecting something with more of a broth and so for me the bites I shared of the "Cairo Classic" hit the spot a little more.

Everything here was served so aesthetically! My friends and I especially loved the hummus. Make sure you order it on the side no matter what you're having- it's presented so beautifully!

The baba ganoush was also excellent and left us thinking about it for days.

Next time I visit - and I'll definitely go back- I will be sure to grab the Chef's Appetizer Platter which is a selection of dips, falafel and homemade pickles served with fresh balady bread.


Make sure to order Maha's Signature Honey Cardamom Latte. It was absolutely divine! The perfect blend of Chai and Coffee - the honey was just perfection too!

Krystle (@dineandfash) had been to Maha's before and suggested we get a large with only one shot of espresso. What a great tip! For me, it was the perfect amount.

My friend Anna (@food.diva) ordered a mint tea which arrived in the cutest little tea set! It smelled divine and was made with fresh mint leaves - the perfect drink to accompany all the rich flavours of the brunch.

Overall, we all loved brunching at Maha's. It's always a treat to dine with these ladies and it's so incredible to think that we all met through social media. It's amazing how Instagram has helped me to connect with so many other creatives who share so many of my interests.

After meals like this, I always feel especially lucky to get to do what I do and to have the chance to share these moments with lovely friends. 

If you head to Maha's, let me know what you thought of it! Would love to hear about your experience in the comments below!

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