Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville: Jan 11 - 17


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville for the week of Jan 11 - 17, based on the number of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on

5. Kelly’s Bake Shoppe


Topped with generous dollops of icing, the best-selling Mile High Brownie and Dulce de Leche cupcake taste too sinful to be made with natural ingredients. The brownie is stacked with flavour: chocolate buttercream, vanilla buttercream, chocolate ganache, and organic caramel. I think a trip to the dentist is likely in order after this visit. My favourite item, hands down, was the Skinny Cookie (with chocolate). It’s flourless, made with bananas, rolled oats, and sunflower seed butter. It's one of many options you'll find on any given day. Using natural, real whole-food ingredients, Kelly’s offers gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free goodies. Naturally, the lineup at this Brant St. hotspot wraps around the corner on weekends.

4. Pasqualino Fine Food. Fine Wine


This elegant Main St. resto is perfect for a date … a pizza date.  As soon as I enter I’m greeted, whisked to a table, and promptly served. The sounds of Frank Sinatra fill the elegant, open concept space, where it’s warm and inviting, with tons of natural light. My Neapolitan pizza - with organic natural yeast - was lit up in a wood-fire oven, then served piping hot. It’s incredible, with a very thin crust, and the toppings (namely salomi ) were phenomenal. It’s so simple (tomato sauce, Buffalo Mozzarella, basil, and extra virgin olive oil) yet so scrumptious. Service was absolutely outstanding — never have I seen a restaurant where all staff are smiling and happy. No wonder diners have been flocking here since 2002. If you haven’t been to Pasqualino, check it out - when you’re not in a rush - and savour the best pizza in Milton!

3. Just Braise


This casual dining option opened on May 3, 2017, and man, are they ever crushing it with their next-level sandwich game! The menu at this gourmet shop combines classic braising techniques with unconventional flavours. It offers up six sandwich options, including top sellers such as BBQ Pulled Pork, Beef + Kimchi, and Karaage (Japanese fried chicken), which are finished on the flat top. There's also poutine, fresh cut fries, and milkshakes. Items are made fresh to order. But all you need to try is the Beef + Kimchi sandwich. Alongside the obvious ingredients, it's got spicy bap sauce, sweet soy, and fresh scallions. Served on a French bun (that's ridiculously delicous, one bite in!), it's a serious flavour party in my mouth. It arrives on a cute little stainless steel serving tray. The sandwich looks and tastes spectacular. You'll find the resto in the Fortino's plaza at Dundas St. W. and Neyagawa Blvd. -- look near the Hasty Market.

2. Caffe Demetre


Anything named after a cow has to be delicious because the bar is set far too high. After much deliberation and consultation with the owner, who humoured my talking in circles about “not really being into crepes,” I went with the Moo La La. It's a Belgian waffle topped with a sliced banana, Nutella, chocolate ice cream and crunchy praline croquant. The owner really went out of his way to accommodate — he noticed I was cold and moved me to a warmer location, close to an outlet to plug in my devices. Attentiveness always scores points! But back to the waffle. It was huge and even though I’d just had lunch, I devoured that heap of hazelnut-chocolaty goodness in no time. The extensive menu at Demetre covers just about every sweet craving humanly possible. Go big or go home!


1. Monaghan’s Sports Pub & Grill


The wings are amazingly addictive at Monaghans, I'm told. "They're all you can think about when you're going to bed," says the server (who was absolutely awesome). She's onto something. They make some of their sauces here, and on deck were medium, tequila lime, and a delicious surprise sauce they were mixing for me. (I still have no idea what that sauce was but I was in a playful-yet-indecisive mood and appreciated staff humouring me). The breaded batter was crispy and kind of dark and fried. It was, indeed, delicious and ... wait for it... addictive. No wonder they've been an Oakville favourite since 1979.

Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville: Jan 11 - 17

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