Not Your Typical Sunday's Brunch {Maha's Egyptian Brunch}

April 22, 2019

Since we all know that brunch is always a good idea, I want to share an underrated brunch that you probably have not tried before. It's something you definitely want to add to your to-try list!

When I think of brunch, I usually think of the American style with Eggs Benedict, waffles and pancakes on the menu. This has changed after I tried Maha's Egyptian Brunch on my birthday.

Best brunch ideas Toronto - Maha's Egyptian food
Brunch Toronto - Maha's Egyptian Brunch

Best brunch ideas Toronto - Maha's Egyptian food

Maha's Egyptian Brunch

That day was -10 degrees when Will and I lined up for brunch at Maha's. The line up was unbearable in weather like that but it didn't stop people and us from waiting outside in the cold. The entire time in line, I was wondering if this was worth it. Why would people be willing to freeze their butts off and line up for brunch anyway? When we finally got a table and stepped inside the restaurant, I felt like home. An Egyptian home. Space was small but inviting. I love all the knick-knacks and artwork on the walls. I felt warm and cozy already.

The staff greeted us with a plate of spiced bread chips to start. They were delightful to get our appetites started. We ordered a glass of hazelnut latte and the Egyptian black mint tea. The hazelnut latte was huge with a spread of my beloved Nutella around the rim. Tea arrived in a cute blue pot with fresh mint dangling from inside.

I had no idea what to eat and their text-only menu certainly didn't help either. So, I did a quick search on Yelp and looked at people's photos. I landed on the Cairo Classic and Will ordered the Mind Blowing Chicken with a side order of hummus.

Best brunch ideas Toronto - Maha's Egyptian food
Egyptian black mint tea

5,000-Year-Old Egyptian Food Made Today

The food arrived. And boy, they were huge. In the Cairo Classic, it came with seasoned fava beans mixed with tomatoes and onions. sliced boiled egg, creamy tomato feta and charred flatbread with a falafel patty in the middle. I'm usually not a big fan of beans, especially when they were cooked to a mushy paste. But I found myself scooping up the fava beans more than I thought. It goes well with the flatbread and I enjoyed them a lot. In case you didn't know, bread is a common item in Egyptian meals and it also served as an edible utensil. And their Egyptian flatbread is called the Eish Baladi.

Now, for the Mind-Blowing Chicken, it does live up to its catchy name! The dish was delicious and burst with wonderful spices and flavours. The chicken pieces were sandwiched between a toasty egg bun with their homemade mayo, Tomoya and tehina. This was a handful to eat. We didn't even bother to eat it like a sandwich because the meat kept falling out. Ha-ha.

Best brunch ideas Toronto - Maha's Egyptian food
Hazelnut latte at Maha's Egyptian Brunch
Best brunch ideas Toronto - Maha's Egyptian food
Best Brunch - Cairo Classic
Best brunch ideas Toronto - Maha's Egyptian food
Best Brunch - Mind Blowing Chicken

This Egyptian brunch food blew us away. They were so filling and kept us full the entire day. We've never been this satisfied for brunch before. And that's a great thing.

Next time, when you're looking for brunch ideas, I strongly recommend you to try out Egyptian food like Maha's. It gives you more than the typical brunch food that you're used to.

Maha's Egyptian Brunch
226 Greenwood Ave. Toronto

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18 comments

  1. OH my gosh I want to eat all of this asap! haha this looks so good!

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  2. This food sounds amazing! Your photos are fantastic as well, thank you for sharing!

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  3. Wow that looks like a pretty amazing brunch!

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  4. Really nice photos, I am inspired by your photography skills.

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  5. 5000 year old, interesting. The pics are totally craving ones.

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  6. Wow, very interesting! That coffee drink looks really good!

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  7. I’ve never heard of an Egyptian brunch before. It looks really nice, would love to try one!

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  8. Wow, I really love the fact that make food that was popular 5,000 years ago. That is really interesting!

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  9. Woww! Pictures are beautiful. Presentation is too good.

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  10. The food looks delicious and it makes me feel hungry awesome photos.

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  11. Sooooooo delicious looking. I’m hungry now. Will have to try that place or at least maybe look up an Egyptian recipe. Also the Hazelnut latte looked good too! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. All these look super amazing. I want to try them all.

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  13. Oh I cant get wrong if I have this on my breakfast

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  14. Wow, me please. I'm drooling looking at the pictures. lol..

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  15. Breakfast is my favourite meal.of the day, and I will dragged my boyfriend to dine here. Excellent choice!

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  16. Looks absolutely delicious..thanks for sharing

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  17. I would be all over that chicken dish IN A HEARTBEAT! I love all food (unfortunately) and your Egyptian brunch looks awesome, although I don't know that I would have lasted waiting in -10 weather in that line!

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  18. OOOOH! This looks absolutely amazing, I love middle-eastern food and this is right up my alley. YUM!!!
    #WanderfulWednesday

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