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Brunch at Rakia Bar

The Rakia Bar is bar dedicated to the Bulkan drink Rakia, which is a fruit brandy, and produces dishes with a Eastern European flair. The restaurant is in a beautiful loft space right below Queen Margarita Pizza in Leslieville. Rakia Bar actually has its own distillery in Europe, and serves many of its proprietary brandies in the bar. Their delicious dishes have a Bulkan twist to them. Although their brunch menu may not be online, below is a sample of dishes that were on the brunch menu in December when I went by to visit the restaurant. Please note that this is NOT their current menu, but will give you an idea of the type of dishes they’ll have when we go.

Sample Dishes from previous brunch menu at Rakia Bar:

The Portobello Benny roasted portobello / house-made rye / hollandaise / sauteed spinach / poached egg

The Hungarian Benny smoked lamb neck / house-made rye / hollandaise / poached egg

The Sausage & Mash carpatian liver and rice sausage / mashed potato / balkan beans

2 Eggs Any Style choice of cured meats & seasonal veggies

The Daily Pancake or French Toast served with fresh fruit

Brunch dishes there are usually in the $11-12 range.


This will be a truly Balkan experience.

The address of the restaurant is:
Rakia Bar
1402 Queen Street East, Unit B
Toronto, ON M4L 1C9
PH: (416)[masked]
http://www.rakiabar.com/

TTC Directions:
Subway to Greenwood. Then take the #31 Greenwood bus south to Queen Street. Walk east on Queen Street to the restaurant. The #31 bus runs at :00, :20, and :40 past the hour from Greenwood subway station.
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Subway to Queen. Then take the #501 Queen streetcar east to the restaurant.

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There is a $2 per person Meetup fee for this event.

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If you RSVP “yes” and change your mind about attending, please update your RSVP.
Those who RSVP “yes” are expected to show up.
You are expected to be at the event on time. In situations where you are late and the restaurant is full, your seat will be given away and not held, so please be on-time.
Attendance will be taken at all events and “no shows” will be tracked.
A person may be removed from the group for repeatedly being a “no show”.
A person who changes their RSVP to “no” with less than 3 hours before the start of an event without a good reason will be considered a “no show”.
A person who just briefly shows up at the event but does not stay at the restaurant for the meal will still be considered a “no show”.


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  • Hope

    Kudos to the Bartender for excellent customer service & knowledge of liquers. The Brunch food however, was not as authentic. All in all, good company.

    March 9, 2013

  • Susan A.

    Nice meeting some new people - fun conversations. The food was good, but took a long time to arrive, and the poached eggs were cold - the restaurant didn't seem prepared for our group. However, the servers were nice and explained the drinks to us.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The brunch was fine .The place neat, but service was extremely slow. Slow with bringing the menu, extremely slow bringing the food. I would definitely like to go back there with a smaller group, however they don't seem to be able to cater such a big group of people at once.

    March 9, 2013

  • Chloe

    Sorry Greg. Can't make it today.
    I need to meet a client for work.
    I'm really sorry :(

    March 9, 2013

  • Susan D.

    Sorry Greg...woke up feeling very sickly...my apologies

    March 9, 2013

  • Hope

    Thanks, Greg for choosing this restaurant as I've been so curious about it as it's part of my ancestry.

    March 8, 2013

  • Gail W.

    Hi Greg,

    Hope you received my email about tomorrow's outing. Thanks again

    Gail

    March 8, 2013

  • Rosalind P.

    sorry can't attend.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Have too many other commitments. Have a great brunch!

    March 6, 2013

  • Lynn P

    Sorry to have to miss this!

    March 6, 2013

  • Gail W.

    Haven't been out to a brunch in a long time and like to meet new people & try new food. Cheers Gail

    March 3, 2013

  • Susan A.

    I map quested the address and could only see a pizza place and 'Red Rocket' - where exactly is 1402? Thanks.

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Susan, Red Rocket is gone and Rakia is in its place. See you soon, Meredith

      February 26, 2013

    • Susan A.

      Thanks, Meredith.

      February 26, 2013

  • Caro T

    March Break Plans!

    February 19, 2013

  • Lynn P

    Yay for early start!!! I had dinner there in around September not long after they opened. Good food. The rakia was nice to get into but if you want to get into rakia tasting, bring your credit card lol. The bill ended up being a bit painful. lol

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    h im rene im a writer

    February 8, 2013

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