Now Open: Recess


TORONTO — Chef and restaurateur Brad Moore has opened the doors on his latest project, Recess, offering a proverbial playground of dining options.

Located on the main floor of Art Condos, the new multi-concept establishment includes the same vintage-inspired atmosphere and a focus on wholesome, approachable food established by Moore’s Dundas St. West restaurant, Old School.

Recess comprises six concepts under one roof, forming what is touted on its website as “Toronto’s first new age 24-hour diner and all-natural food fun house.” Recess Diner, Bar Bronson, Grocery, Fountain, Mini Bar and Oven Bakery share a universal central kitchen and talent pool, creating a unique, seamless experience. Payment is also centralized at a single counter.

Recess Diner serves up modern-day comfort foods and brunch seven days a week, including items such as Giant-baby Apfel Pfannkuchen featuring oven-baked German apple pancakes served with cinnamon and maple ($15) and seared grapefruit “pancakes” (stack of grapefruit slices) with black raspberries, maple, ginger and pomegranate ($7). When the sun goes down, Recess Diner transforms into Bar Bronson. This quintessential watering hole offers a place for locals to gather and imbibe.

At Fountain and Mini Bar, guests can treat themselves to the soda fountain and ice-cream bar as well as all-day breakfast, burgers, shakes and pie. Lunch box pick-up service is also available.

Oven Bakery offers scratch-made baked goods as well as chef-crafted sandwiches, soups and more. The bakery also offers wholesale services to the GTA.

Finally, the Grocery aspect of the establishment stocks ready-to-eat and cook-at-home meals, including natural, fresh and organic selections.

Recess also provides exclusive, 24-hour room service to ART Condo residents.

60 Sudbury Street, Toronto

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