I know what you’re thinking: a shisha lounge does breakfast? I was surprised when I found out this low-key Mississauga favourite had added a brunch menu too, but the unlikely pairing was so intriguing and because I love brunch, I had to go try it myself. My friends were a little confused when I told them where I was taking them so early in the day, but visiting Haze Lounge on a Saturday morning ended up being the best food-related decision I’ve made all year.
@slicedotca not to be dramatic, but my life changed when i discovered their new brunch menu #brunch #torontofood #gtabrunch #hazelounge ♬ original sound – Tik Toker
They had a solid brunch menu with mouth-watering options for everyone, vegetarian and meat lovers alike (plus, they’re halal!). I’ve been dreaming about their food ever since I tried it and can’t wait to go back, but in the meantime, here’s everything we ordered.
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Nashville Hot Chicken Benedict – 9/10
Buttermilk fried chicken, poached eggs, English muffin, Nashville hot sauce, hollandaise + a house salad
I’m not typically an eggs Benedict type of person (not very city-girl of me, I know) but I was pleasantly surprised at how the chicken paired with the eggs. The fried chicken was crisped to perfection on the outside, while still being the perfect amount of tender on the inside. The eggs were runny enough without being watery, and the blend of sauces gave the whole dish an overall creamy feel with a nice kick of spice.
Lotus Biscoff Stacked Pancakes – 10/10
3 fluffy pancakes served with Lotus Biscoff sauce, Lotus Biscoff cookie bits, strawberries + a scoop of vanilla ice cream
I’m obsessed with Biscoff, so this stack of pancakes was the whole reason I wanted to come here in the first place and this dish did not disappoint. I know I’m a Cancer and we get emotional, but the tears I almost shed after my first bite were totally brought on by how perfect these pancakes were. Every bite was filled with the Biscoff sauce and it paired beautifully with the vanilla ice cream. P.S. – my friend got these Uber Eats’d to her house just two weeks after we ate here… I think that goes to show how good they are.
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Breakfast Poutine – 7.5/10
Crispy fries, tater tots, cheese curds, scrambled eggs, beef sausage, beef bacon, onions, pepper, hollandaise
The description really speaks for itself. This poutine is such a fun, unique and delicious way to throw all the best things into one bowl for breakfast. Every forkful was loaded with something different, and it was a dish we easily finished in one sitting. Besides, who doesn’t want to have an excuse to eat fries for breakfast?
Acai Bowl – 8/10
Acai, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, shredded coconut, peanut butter, house granola
I had my first Acai bowl eight years ago in California and have been on the search for something that comes close to comparing to that one ever since – well, I guess I’ve finally found it! This bowl was so pretty that I almost didn’t want to eat it, but obviously, I did, and it was worth messing up the aesthetic because it was so refreshing. I loved the creamy addition of the peanut butter and there was so much fruit packed into one bowl that I felt healthy eating it (especially after that massive stack of pancakes).
While you’re there, don’t forget to grab a drink from their selection of mocktails or warm drinks that pair well with any of their brunch options.
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Haze’s brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM to – 3:30 PM at both their locations:
Richmond Hill: 9737 Yonge St.
Mississauga: 4230 Sherwoodtowne Blvd.