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


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

5. Peppino's Oven


Hand-spun gourmet pizzas are served atop red and white checkered nylon tablecloths at this old-style cafe in the city’s north end along Kingsridge Dr. Sports jerseys dominate the decor, making it a great neighbourhood hangout if you want to watch the soccer game locally with fellow footie fans. The space offers tables and booths. When the server arrived with a stand yielding a pepperoni pizza, it was so greasy it reminded me of a date I went on with a guy in New York City. With a perfect super-thin crust and great blend of herbs, Peppino’s pizza is straight up awesome. 

4. MollyCake


Delicious treats are in store for anyone who wanders into MollyCake, where everything is made from scratch. I sampled their top three sellers ... The Cookie (with white, milk, and dark chocolate and pieces of Skor), a peanut butter banana cupcake, and macarons (I chose pistachio and lemon). The Cookie was ridiculously amazing. The shop, which has been on Brant St. for about three years (they've relocated from the city's north end) offers great service and wonderfully tasty treats. There was even a vegan offering: a peanut butter cup with dark chocolate that's "better than Reese's," I was told. Were they right? You'll have to go down there yourself to find out.

3. Trish Juice


There are beets, spinach, kale, and spectacular customer service in south Oakville. And it’s not pretentious or overpriced. Trish Juice opened in spring 2018 along Lakeshore Rd. W. (meaning there's a good chance this cute resto might be near your home or work). It’s a great breakfast, lunch, or light dinner option, especially after a particularly punishing training session in the weight room. Or if your hands are full with a baby — the owner will stop what she’s doing to help a mom with a stroller get in and out the door. This is also the spot to visit if you want to hop on the turmeric bandwagon. 

2. JC's Hot Bagels


Who needs Montreal or New York City when there's JC's? The cookies - Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chunk, and Peanut Buttter - by the cash register are unbelievably scrumptious. They're made in-house and are soft, chewy, and beg for a tall glass of milk to wash'em down. Basically, wear stretchy pants when you go. You'll find it in the Roseland Plaza on New St. And oh yeah, their bagels are baked fresh daily, and sold out, all the time, really ... which is remarkable considering there's a Tim's next door. JC's has been hitting that carb-craving since March 1996. Fair-trade coffee is served alongside options such as the Ham and Egg sandwich, and my favourite Everything Bagel with Smoked Salmon and Spinach Cream Cheese (finished off with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and sprouts). Bagels are also sold by the baker's dozen (go on Wednesdays!) and include favourites such as cheddar and poppyseed. And we can't talk about J.C.'s without mentioning their handmade cream cheese, which is also sold by the tub. 

1. Tavolo


One bite made me forget I was in an outdated shopping mall most frequented by my mom (and other seniors) and students on lunch break. This pizza was sublime. Tavolo, a longtime favourite, has been wowing Oakville diners who typically frequent other fabulous restos owned by Catch Hospitality Group. Try flagging a server on a Sunday night — it’s insanely busy. The pizza alone was worth the wait - fresh, fresh, fresh ingredients and that combination of margherita pizza plus salami — duuuuuude.

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

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