Pancakes are a beloved breakfast and brunch item all over the world, and Toronto is no exception. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is one of the city’s most beloved pancake spots, famous for its delicious flavors and fluffy texture.
But why are people so crazy about Mildred’s pancakes?
What makes them so special? Well, according to customer reviews, it’s all about the taste. Customers rave about the light and fluffy texture of Mildred’s pancakes and how they melt in your mouth with each bite.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen Review
Their famous blueberry-flavored pancakes are apparently out of this world, and with such positive reviews I read online, I decided to give them a try myself.
Since I was making a visit to Downtown Toronto, I decided to make it my cheat day too, and indulge in some dim sum at Rol San since I’m already in the downtown area. Wow, I haven’t been to Rol San in ages, and you can read my honest and no-BS review about them too.
So Rui and I headed down to Mildred’s with high expectations, and let me tell you all about it in my Mildred’s Temple Kitchen review. I won’t exaggerate and say that I had the best pancakes of my life – but what I can assure you is that they were honestly delicious.
Here’s what we ordered at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen.
1. Mrs. Biederhof’s Wild Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
According to their menu, “They make people happy!”
It’s served with a wild blueberry compote, Lanark County organic maple syrup (yes, they advertise the buzzword, “organic”, and whipped cream. These fluffy pancakes are well worth the wait according to the restaurant’s menu.
I have to say that my expectations were incredibly high and it’s not hard to see why when everyone in town is saying these are literally the best pancakes they’ve ever had.
After my first bite, I have to be honest and say that I wasn’t totally mind-blown with their blueberry pancake, but I have to say that they were really good. This stuff can really make you feel addicted due to the high amounts of fat, carbs, and sugar!
Here’s how they look when you cut them into halves:
The pancakes were as advertised – light, fluffy, and packed with flavour. The blueberries added some natural sweetness but the syrup was a little too much (in my opinion). I had to purposely avoid drenching my pancakes in the syrup to achieve the right balance between thick and sticky.
Were they the best pancakes I’ve ever had?
I guess I could say so (and I can totally understand why it lives up to its hype), but the one thing I disliked was how sweet the pancakes ended up being.
I grew out of consuming excessive sugar. And I no longer find pleasure in dishes that contain too much added sugar as I came to realize how bad they are for your body and skin.
Once in a while is okay though, right?
Okay, so, I really can’t complain because after all, we are eating some good buttery pancakes drenched in maple syrup and whipped cream – a really generous treat for yourself when you’re feeling really naughty about fat, added sugar, and calories.
Overall, I would say that Mildred’s Temple Kitchen definitely lives up to its reputation of having the best pancakes in Toronto!
2. Veda’s Choice
Rui ordered Veda’s choice, which is a croissant sandwich with pouched eggs with smoked salmon.
Their menu says: “Mildred’s classic soft poached eggs on a flakey croissant from our friends at Petite Thuet, with your choice of smoked salmon, double smoked bacon, or avocado, topped with béarnaise sauce, served with mixed greens.”
Another tasteful dish for brunch, but it was a very small portion. You won’t feel full or satisfied with just this main.
I also have to admit it was a little too buttery. You can feel the grease slipping through your fingertips as you devour the sandwich. Yum, delicious, but not so much afterward when it sits in your stomach.
The croissant was soft and fluffy, definitely a great choice for breakfast time but again, Rui and I can’t get over how greasy the croissant was. The salmon made up for it though, adding a delicious smoky flavour to the dish. It was also nice to finish off this plate with a side salad – after all, greens are good for you making it a better-balanced meal.
Aside from the cons I mentioned (sugary and buttery, and maybe the small portion size of one of the mains)…
The pancakes were good.
The smoked salmon croissant sandwich with salad was good.
Everything was good.
It’s just that Rui and I aren’t huge fans of super sugary treats or really buttery croissants, but we can both attest to the fact that Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is worth trying out. We believe that most of you will enjoy the food here.
For a fancier restaurant like Mildred’s and how nicely it was decorated, we were expecting more attentive staff. Don’t get me wrong, no one was rude here. Our server in particular just wasn’t the 4 to 5 stars we were expecting. No water refill unless asked. We also had to wait patiently for the bill and it was taking a little longer than usual. She was okay but we know she could do better.
Beautiful decor and is very spacious.
You could also see there’s an open kitchen at the center of the restaurant, so you can see them prepare and make your meals.
The washrooms were very clean and modern and the overall aesthetic of the restaurant was very comfortable to dine in.
We came here for breakfast instead of brunch, so the price for two was not bad. It was pretty much $20 for each dish.
Our total bill came out to be $52.21 with tax and tips, which isn’t surprising given what prices are today.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen rating: 3.5/5
Overall, Rui and I had a great dining experience at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – it was a beautiful, clean and comfortable place.
We both enjoyed our meals and would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for some delicious yet unhealthy comfort food (no, I was not being sarcastic – it is what it is and that’s what makes food taste so darn good).
We probably wouldn’t come back here again not because it wasn’t good, but because we just didn’t feel that the dishes wowed us in any way. Plus, we’re not big fans of foods that are overloaded with sugar and butter.
It might have been the really amazing comments and reviews we read prior to coming here that likely set our expectation bar too high.
Anyways, thanks for reading my honest review of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen! I recommend you go ahead and try it out. If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you enjoy buttery dishes, you won’t be disappointed with their fluffy thick pancakes.