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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

[Yorkville] MBCo

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100 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON
(416) 961-6226

Despite working relatively close to Yorkville, I am not one to say that I've tried much of the food in the area. Many establishments offer dine-in meals, which may not be very accommodating to a typical individual's one hour lunch timeframe. Enter  MBCo (Montreal Bread Company) : a lunch-friendly spot right at a convenient location in Yorkville. Coupled with the fact that my co-worker, Gary has been advocating the MBCo quesadillas for a while now, naturally I wound up here on a Friday with him for a mid-day meal.

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Staring right at you when you enter is a long display case of pre-made sandwiches, baked goods, and desserts that they plate and re-heat upon order. Against the clean white decor, everything looked so vivid and delicious, I wanted to order everything!

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Looking out to thebeautiful Yorkville

I think with a good book and a drink, I could sit here for hours. I love that it looks onto (what I call) the "Rock Garden" of Yorkville Park.

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Chicken and Brie Quesadilla ($12)

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Shrimp and Lobster Quesadilla ($15) -with aged cheddar served with a caper salsa

To be honest, both quesadillas tasted quite similar. They must have used similar ingredients in both. There's a bit of seafood flare in the Shrimp and Lobster Quesadilla but it is largely covered up by the prominent seasoning. What I loved about these quesedillas is that they don't come pre-smeared with sauce, but on an over-sized ceramic spoon on your plate. I feel the price tag is a bit steep for the food, but nothing that isn't expected given its prime location.

Verdict: There are probably better places to eat in Yorkville, but the thought of a latte and a creme brulee on their charming courtyard patio is probably enough to eventually lure me back.

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