School Restaurant, located at 70 Fraser Ave, in Toronto’s Liberty Village specializes in delivering you an amazing brunch experience. Upon arrival at around 11:30 AM on a Sunday, there was quite a crowd around the entrance of patrons waiting to get a table. School is a walk-in restaurant only, meaning no reservations. That may put you off a bit, but in my opinion it’s definitely worth the wait.
On this specific day, a table for two required a wait time of 50 minutes. The restaurant utilizes a tablet where they take down your number and send you a text message when your table is ready, so feel free to explore the surrounding area. My friend and I had ventured to the nearby Tim Horton’s to grab a coffee and some timbits (only because we were super hungry).
Forty minutes into our wait, we got the text message that our table was ready for us. So we scurried back to the restaurant where our table was waiting for us. Already having had our coffee and tea, we got down to the nitty gritty and ordered our entrees. We both got the Black ‘N’ Blue Flapjacks (otherwise known as pancakes). I was really debating between the pancakes or the chicken and waffles, but ultimately I chose pancakes because we made plans to go for chicken and waffles on Friday.
We also ordered a side of Sugar Cured Ontario Bacon and Grilled Turkey Breakfast Sausages. The sausages weren’t anything special, but the bacon was delicious. At first, I was kind of put off by “sugar cured” thinking that the bacon would be overly sweet, however, there was only a mild sweetness to the bacon which was balanced out by the smokiness.
It was tough, but we finished our pancakes and slowly, like really slowly, made our way out of the restaurant. Overall, the food was amazing and the service was great! I will definitely be coming back to try the chicken and waffles, hopefully in the summer when patio season begins.