Wednesday, March 31, 2010


What are we serving for you today?

Here's what! :

Muffin: Currant with lemon
Scone: Green onion and cheddar


Soup: Spicy black bean
Stew: Tomato and pork

~Special Sammy's~

Vegetable - pan roasted mushrooms, roasted eggplant, harissa mayo, roasted peppers, smoked cheddar, organic arugula, on ancient grain and honey bread.

Pulled Pork - same favorite - cumbrae's pork shoulder, coleslaw, house-made bbq sauce, Rachelle's kaiser.

Roast Beef - Dingo Farms sirloin, harissa mayo, roasted peppers, smoked blue cheese, pickled onions, organic arugula, on ancient grain and honey bread.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Getting Hungry Yet?

We've made you the good stuff you've come to expect from us, so stop in and try our Roast Beef Sandwich today, or the Venison Tourtiere.

Our soup is White bean and Ham


Our Stew is Moroccan Chickpea.

Tell your friends and invite the family,
We'll see you later!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

"Life is too important to be taken seriously."-Oscar Wilde

So get over here and chillax! And have some brunch while you're at it.


Pancake: Raspberry jam and maple syrup.
Omelette: Mushroom and smokey cheddar.


Muffin: Orange chocolate chip.
Scone: Sundried tomato, garlic and green olive.
Tea Cake: Cranberry Lemon.

See you soon!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Come on in for brunch!

The Pancake today is a must-have. Cherry lane venture and peaches compote.

Our Omelette is Smoked Cheddar and Roasted Red Pepper. Mmm.

To keep you on your toes we are serving a B.L.T with arugula, Ontario green house tomato, lemon mayo, and a side of homefries!

Muffin: Brown butter apple with candied maple pecans
Scone: Caramelized onions with goats milk, cheddar and thyme

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Good day!

It is almost the weekend. I know that while you're reading this you are thinking, "I need a pick-me-up!" Good thing you are reading this blog then. Well done! We offer the perfect food to get you through.

Muffin: Morning Glory
Scone: Jalapeno, garlic, cheddar


Soup: Lentil
Stew: Potato & Bacon Chowder

Salads: Couscous, Lentil, Roasted Beet

Special Sammy: Skirt Steak **Come early for this to make sure you get one!**

Hang in there friends...

We'll see you soon!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dear friends,

Let's celebrate this beautiful day! Come in and treat yourselves with one of our freshly baked pastries. We have an array of croissants (plain, almond, chocolate) as well as our daily muffin and scone:

Muffin: Apple Currant
Scone: Ham, Green Onion and Cheddar

If you haven't tried the Date Square yet, you have been missing out. Even if you've never been very fond of date squares. They are amazing. Enjoy discovering a new treat in our yummy-filled vitrine. Adorable cupcakes, killer cookies and more.

Now here's the news you've surely been waiting for:

Soup: Spicy Lentil
Stew: Beef Bourguignon

And of course we have our daily selection of delicious sandwiches. Today's list includes the Peameal Bacon and Pulled Pork Sammy.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Really Wish Toronto Had More Greenery..

It may be super rainy day out there today, but just imagine how much more enjoyable the rain would be if the city had something to show for it besides chauffers on cement landscapes driving around in mechanical horses. Maybe they would like some friendly scenery for our environment's greenery too? Well, you come to Hanks and you're helping with a more environmental act, because everything is made with local ingredients and our pigs, chickens and cows are grain fed, giving them a better life, and looking after our farms outside the downtown core, which we might not see all the time but is nonetheless important to build on.

Well, come on in and enjoy our Beef Bourguignon Stew or our Maple Parsnip Soup!

Or grab one of our delicious sandwiches,

See you here!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Round II

We are ready for another day of delicious brunch!

Pancake: Apricot Compote
Omelette: Mushrooms (oyster, lion mane, shitake) and Smoked Cheddar

Rachelle's pastries are ever-wonderful...

Muffin: Apple, Maple Cream
Danish: Apple-Vanilla
Scone: Apricot, Walnut and Honey

Come on in and show us your lovely faces!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Now is your chance to have the brunch you craved on Thursday. Hurrah!

Our Specials:
Dutch oven style pancake with Apple-Vanilla Compote.
Omelette with Smoked Cheddar and Shitake Mushrooms.

You have GOT to try the muffin today - Peaches and Cream. So good!
We also have an awesome scone today. It's Smoked Cheddar with Onion and Mustard.

We look forward to your arrival!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's Thursday!


We are looking forward to seeing you!

Come in and have some breakfast. We have yogurt and granola, toast with jam, honey, or peanut butter, and breakfast croissants! (blackforest ham, egg and cheese) Add plain, almond, and chocolate croissants to the list for something quick to grab on the go.

Muffin: Lemon Poppy Seed with cream cheese filling
Scone: Green Onion and Cheddar
Danish: Apple-Cranberry and Vanilla

Looking forward to a lovely lunch?

Soup: Mixed Vegetable and Bean
Stew: Potato and Pork Chowder

Top it all off with a sweet salad! (quinoa, beet, bistro greens)

Or dig into our much loved Pulled Pork Sammy.

Mmmm!! See you soon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello, friends!

Someone just said to me, "It's going to be a good day, right?" Well, why not make it a GREAT day? Drop in and enjoy our Carrot Soup or some Potato and Pork Shoulder Chowder.

Maybe pair one of those with a QUICHE.

Then try a muffin, scone or danish!

Muffin: Pistachio and White Chocolate
Danish: Cranberry-Apple with Vanilla
Scone: Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins - in celebration of St. Patty's.

We also have a variety of exceptional sandwhiches.

So see you soon, you lucky people!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What'cha sayin'? Bust it over for lunch!

How you all doing there today? You all looking for some well and good food to give your gut some gusto to keep you going for a good portion of your afternoon or morning? What I'd suggest is coming on in to get fixed up with our Swedish Meatball Sandwich, or meatloaf made from our local Dingo Farms beef, which you can't really go wrong with.

We have a Lentil Soup today and our Stew is Braised Pork and Chickpea.

I love the stews they make here, so I recommend maybe giving it a go!

See you here!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Do you need to soothe your soul before dragging yourself back into the work week? Sunday is the perfect day for pancakes.

Today we are serving our Dutch-oven style pancake with red and yellow plum preserve.

More sources of comfort: Eggs Benny, French Toast, and that classic Breakfast Croissant with blackforest ham, egg and cheese.

If you are seeking change from the tried and true then try the Pulled Short Rib Sandwich with barbecue sauce and thyme-infused onions. Or perhaps you'll enjoy the Cassoulet topped with a fried egg- sunny-side up!

Let us tempt you with some special treats. The pecan coffee cake is beautiful. Our muffin today is apple with maple cream cheese and the scone is cheddar-jalapeno.

Don't forget your umbrella!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Good Morning, Sunshine!

Wait a sunshine?! Feeling glum on this hum-drum Saturday? Then come in and soak up the good vibes, enjoy some well-deserved brunch and relax with us! Today we are delighting your tastbuds with.....

*A Dutch oven-style Pancake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote*

*An Omelette with Roasted Red Pepper and Smoky Cheddar*

We also serve Eggs Benny, and 2 Eggs Any Style with your choice of Bacon, Ham or Sausage!
Also don't forget about our incredible Yogurt and Granola and Breakfast Croissant!!

Thank goodness for BRUNCH!

P.S. Feel like a scone or a muffin today?

Scone: Rosemary, garlic and cheddar.
Muffin: Honey, apricot and almond.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Muggy day? Grab a mug!

Hey, come in for lunch today. I know it's raining out there and you're looking out your window, thinking "this rain will 'reign over me' like some bad Hollywood movie by the same title." You're right, but don't let it get the best of you like Hollywood either. Stop in, you thank yourself for it. Specials today are Mexican Black Bean Soup, Fisherman's Stew, Roast Beef Sandwich and Capon Sandwich. See you soon...... :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

To our loyal patrons!

A special message to YOU!!! Yes, you.


First of all, the folks at Hanks would like to THANK YOU for being so patient with all the changes around here - and for holding our hands throughout the process! Remember, we're all ears! So please don't hesitate to tell us what you think. We love to hear your opinions.

An now for the news you've all been waiting for....

THE BLOG IS BACK! No, really. It actually is. For real. We know you love it! Please continue to check with us daily and you won't be disappointed. Delicious news ahead! So stay tuned.

See you tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Watcha saying there? Making your way on this gorgeous day, soaking up the sun, enjoying a little bit of each and every one of those sun rays huh? Well, uh, why not grab what's good for ya, with advent of our srping having done gone and sprung up on us. Get something hot off the grill, grab it and get some of that vitamin D the sun is charitable enough to share with us.

Not that the winter warz were all that bad this year time though. Ch'yea, maybe it'll make for a scorcher this year, so start getting the sunscreen in case this summer shapes up to be any kind of scorched earth policy.

Try our 2 mini Panzerottis when you come in!

See you soon!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hey fellas and fellerinas,

Yep, you guessed it. It's Friday and we're busting out the Pastrami Sandwich to kick it off. You may want to bite into our mini panzerottis or simply take out a soup or stew. The Black bean stew is seeming pretty mean to me, big in taste and very filling for all the big kids to fill up on.

Or just come in for a cup of Joe, or I guess a cup of Hanks.. if only this place were named Joe's then it would've sounded more clever...

See you here!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Follow Your Gut Instincts

Is your gut trying to tell you something? You should probably listen to what it says. Those things like to be fed well and treated.
We're rollin' out some home cookin' healthy kitchen cuisine for whatever it is your stomach is fiending.
So tell your gut to quit its belly-aching and bring you and your appetite on into Hanks!

Check out the menu!