These days, we seem to define ourselves more by what we don't eat than what we do eat. We cut out the things that tempt us with aggressive force. The cakes that beckon us with ganaches and the coffees that beg to caffeinate us. We won't be swayed. We have the power to say no.
Until brunch comes rolling around.
Brunch is our one exception to the rule of healthy eating. We forgive ourselves for drenching our pancakes in bacon and eating an omelette that is more cheese than eggs. Doughnuts and pastry that we previously snubbed on weekdays suddenly seem right when they are presented with a side of bottomless coffee and with a day that stretches endlessly in front of you.
Get excited for the weekend. If you aren't too committed to your Smartphone, they give you the chance to bear the fruits of your labour (and the maple syrups of your labour as well). These ten brunch spots do their best to ruin you for the rest of the week. Whether it is pastry at Bonjour Brioche or the blueberriest of pancakes at School, brunch is all play and no work. We're sorry, you're welcome...just grab the paper and a person who knows what it means to truly relax. That person could even be you.