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What’s on the menu at Sadelle’s at Kith, Canada’s first location of the New York–based brunch spot

Including towers of bagels and lox as well as soft serve–topped Belgian waffles

By Liza Agrba| Photography by Marc Santos
What's on the menu at Sadelle's at Kith, Canada's first location of the New York–based brunch spot

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Name: Sadelle’s at Kith Contact: 78 Yorkville Ave., 2nd floor,, @sadelleskith
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Owners: Major Food Group Chefs: Executive chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, chef de cuisine Jordan-Rey Araneta Accessibility: Fully accessible   If shopping for designer sweaters and shoes makes you hungry (and maybe concerned for your credit card), consider this a new one-stop shop. Sadelle’s is part of Kith, a luxury lifestyle brand and retailer with outposts in New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Miami, to name a few. In the grand and historic tradition of clever retailers keen to keep peckish customers from wandering out the door for nosh, some of its locations feature full-fledged brunch restaurants alongside footwear and apparel.

Chef de cuisine of Sadelle's Toronto location, Jordan-Rey Araneta
Chef de cuisine Jordan-Rey Araneta

Sadelle’s was named after co-founder Jeff Zalaznick’s great-grandmother. “She was an incredible cook and the inspiration for many of the recipes,” he says. “The rest were inspired by the great delis of New York City.”

The first stand-alone Sadelle’s opened in SoHo in 2016, and the inaugural Sadelle’s-inside-Kith launched in Paris five years after that. “The concept took off in France, so we bet on it in Miami and now here in Toronto,” says Kith founder and CEO Ronnie Fieg. “I’m really proud that we have something to contribute to a city like this one, where there are already so many other great dining options.” No argument there.

The food

This is quintessential NYC brunch—think towers of bagels and lox, French toast, Cobb salad and very good coffee. Sadelle’s says it has the best bagels in America, and while we think there may be more than a few people who have something to say about that, Sadelle’s certainly does the bagel proud. Consistency is the name of the game here—in a city where seasonally rotating menus are ubiquitous, Sadelle’s breaks the mould with a stable offering of time-honoured favourites and a trio of Toronto-only sandwiches, including the bacon-on-challah Poppy.

Bruléed grapefruit at Sadelle's, a diner inside the Toronto location of Kith
A delectable take on the traditionally virtuous brunch staple, these bruléed grapefruit segments are topped with grapefruit zest and fresh mint. $16


Sadelle's Cobb salad
Salad for brunch is perfectly acceptable when it includes chicken, bacon, egg and avocado. This highly Instagrammable Cobb salad is doused in a punchy blue-cheese dressing. $29


A sandwich of bacon, tomato and coleslaw on house-made challah at Sadelle's in Toronto
This is the Poppy, a Toronto-exclusive stack of tomato, thick-cut bacon and house-made coleslaw on buttery toasted challah. It’s served with a side of pickles, of course. $23


The bagel and lox tower at the Toronto location of Sadelle's
Here we have Sadelle’s signature dish—a three-tiered tower featuring sliced-to-order house-cured salmon garnished with dill as well as thinly sliced cucumbers and tomatoes scattered with capers. It comes with plain and scallion cream cheeses and a choice of plain, sesame or everything bagels. $29


A plate of French toast at Sadelle's, a diner inside the Toronto location of Kith
The French toast, made with thick-cut challah and served with maple syrup and jam, gets a generous shake of powdered sugar. $25


The Wifey, cereal-topped soft serve in a waffle cone, at Kith Treats in Toronto
On offer at the Kith Treats counter, which features all kinds of cereal-spiked soft-serve delights, is the Wifey. For it, creamy vanilla ice cream infused with Kariot Hazelnut Cream Cereal is drizzled with Nutella and served in a house-made waffle cone that’s been dipped in chocolate and coated in more of that cereal. $11 (an extra $3 for the specialty cone)


An ice-cream-topped waffle at Sadelle's Toronto location
Sticking with the cereal theme central to Kith Treats, this is the rather extravagant Bam Bam waffle. It’s a fluffy Belgian waffle topped with vanilla ice cream laced with—wait for it—Rice Krispies, Cookie Crisp, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kit Kat crumbles, crushed Oreos and Lucky Charms marshmallows. It’s all topped with a dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of white chocolate and cereal dust. $18


Dispensers of cereal line a wall at the Toronto location of Sadelle's
And here’s where all that cereal comes from
The drinks

All kinds of coffee-based beverages to fuel shopping sprees—espressos, americanos and lattes, all available with regular or alternative milks (oat, almond, soy). There are also mocktails, including a cucumber lemonade and a tarragon-spiked grapefruit tonic.

A cup of coffee in a Sadelle's-branded mug
A cucumber-based mocktail at Sadelle's in Toronto
From the mocktail menu, this is the crisp, refreshing cucumber lemonade—a blend of iced tea, lemon juice and cucumber. $15
The space

Sadelle’s expansive dining room, on the second floor of the 10,000-square-foot storefront, sits under a glowing statement chandelier. With powder-blue furnishings and wood and gold details, the room is clean but playful—just the place for clinking mocktail-filled glasses before digging in to a tower of house-cured salmon. Also on this floor is Kith Treats, a dessert counter that serves cereal-spiked soft serve in house-made waffle cones.

The sign on the wall outside of the Toronto location of Sadelle's
The entrance to Sadelle's Toronto location
The dining room at Sadelle's, a diner within a high-end clothing store in Toronto
Wraparound banquettes, and a view of the city's skyline, in Sadelle's Toronto dining room
A closeup of a plush banquette in the dining room of Sadelle's, a diner within a Toronto store
Bar seating at Sadelle's Toronto location
A shot of Sadelle's diner looking through the doors into Kitch
A wall of designer sneakers at Kith in Toronto
A shelf stocked with colourful books at the Toronto location of Kith
A street-level sign for Kith, a luxury lifestyle store in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood


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