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
Name: Sadelle’s at Kith
Contact: 78 Yorkville Ave., 2nd floor, sadelles.com/location/kith-toronto/, @sadelleskith
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, Las Vegas 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.